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The Benefits of Social Media for Older Adults

The 65-plus crowd is now the fastest-growing demographic of social media users in America.

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Overworked Family Caregivers; Ovarian Cancer Symptoms and Risk Factors

These and other stories are in the September edition of the Caring Right at Home e-newsletter, providing information, advice and support for adult caregiving.

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Excessive Daytime Sleepiness Doubles Fall Risk

Excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) is a common complaint among elders (up to 15 percent of individuals experience difficulties) and is associated with a twofold increased risk for falls.

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Suffer From Insomnia? You May Be at Higher Risk for Strokes

There are many downsides to missing out on a good night’s sleep – cognitive decline, weight fluctuations and now, according to a research study published in the journal Stroke, higher risk of strokes.

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Connecting With Dementia Patients Through Touch

A woman describes her attempts to connect with her father whose Alzheimer’s had advanced to the point that he was semi-comatose most of the time.

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After Health Scare, Parents Turn to Adult Children

According to a recent study performed by researchers at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, older parents are more likely to turn to their adult children for help after experiencing a major health scare.

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Supporting Vulnerable “Elder Orphans”; Home Care Helps Seniors Remain in Neighborhoods

These and other stories are in the August edition of the Caring Right at Home e-newsletter, providing information, advice and support for adult caregiving.

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The Dangers of Consuming Too Much Sodium

Studies have shown that a diet high in sodium can increase blood pressure levels and the likelihood of heart attacks, strokes, kidney disease and even osteoporosis.

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Brittle Bones and Broken Hips

Falling and fracturing a hip is one of the greatest fears many elders have, and for good reason.

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Highlights From the White House Conference on Aging

Right at Home gathered highlights from The 2015 White House Conference on Aging. This blog post comes in two parts: 1. Implications of redefining longevity, and 2. Integration and participation of older adults in society.

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