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Stroke Prevention in Seniors

Research has indicated that drinking one or two alcoholic drinks per day may cut your risk of stroke in half, but drinking more than this amount increases your risk. Strokes are very common, especially among the senior population, and can be prevented both by being able to identify symptoms of a stroke and by taking steps in everyday life […]

Senior Living: Nutrition For One, Two, Just a Few

As we age, the people around us do too. Close friends may move away for retirement or to be closer to their families, and our children are now adults who have their own children to care for. Empty nest syndrome can kick in and adjusting to these changes in everyday life can be a daunting task, even […]

On the Agenda: Long-Term Care for Seniors, Disabled

Congress is finally paying much-needed attention to the issue of long-term care as part of a national healthcare overhaul. Senator Edward M. Kennedy introduced the C.L.A.S.S. (Community Living Assistance Services and Support) Act, which is a bill that would establish a national long-term care insurance program that would allow participants to use daily benefits for anything […]

Fitness Anywhere Series: Exercise In Wheelchairs

If you read the previous installment of our “Fitness Anywhere” series, or even if you didn’t, you should know that, even for the elderly and people with disabilities, incorporating physical activity into your daily life doesn’t need to be complicated. In fact, you can get your blood pumping just about anywhere and today, we’re talking about “moving and shaking” in […]

10 Reasons Why Our Caregivers Love Wii

Technology has been both a blessing and curse. Technology gave us cell phones, but in doing so, technology also took away our ability to remember phone numbers. Technology gave us the Internet, but at the expense of good old fashioned face-to-face interaction.  We can’t find many things we don’t like, however, about a new form […]

Safety and Affordability for the Elderly at Home

A recent article in the New York Times discusses an issue that will become more prevalent as the senior population continues to grow: in-home safety. In recent years, technology has addressed this issue with products like motion censors that can alert 911 of a fall, special jewelry containing a button that, when pushed, can send for emergency personnel […]

Fitness Anywhere Series: In-Bed Moves for Seniors and the Disabled

Staying active can improve circulation, strengthen bones, muscles and joints, stimulate appetite and boost your mood, and is crucial, especially for seniors and the disabled. If you are bedridden, this can pose as a challenge, but not a barrier.

Memory Loss In Seniors: What’s Normal?

How can you tell if forgetfulness is the result of normal age-related memory changes or if it’s the result of something more? This is a very important distinction to make, and the earlier the better. In addition to consulting with your physician, here are 10 common symptoms of Alzheimer’s to guide you:

Seniors and Social Media

An article in May about the death of the self-proclaimed “oldest blogger” Spanish blogger Maria Amelia Lopez prompted an interesting discussion. This “Web-sensation” had developed a following of 1.7 million people throughout the course of her 880 posts – that’s a lot of people! Lopez swore that blogging changed her life and she recommended that all […]

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