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Falls Are No. 1 Cause of Spinal Cord Injuries; Dementia Care Costs More Than Cancer and Heart Disease

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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Older Women Carrying Extra Weight Risk Health Issues

Some older women joke about being “fluffy” or growing “love handles,” but carrying additional pounds as you age can cause a weighty list of health complications.

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Older Drivers Are Safer on the Road Today Than in the Past

Baby boomers are not the threat on the road that many in society perceive.

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Could Eye Changes Detect Alzheimer’s Disease?

All eyes are on a study presented at the Neuroscience 2013 conference that notes how the thickness of certain retinal cells in the eye may help indicate the advancement of Alzheimer’s disease, the progressive brain disease that affects thinking, memory and behavior.

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Loneliness Can Cause Early Death

New research by the University of Chicago reveals that loneliness adversely affects the emotional and physical health of seniors – including increasing the chance of premature death by 14 percent.

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Making the Decision to Serve as a Family Caregiver; Medications Seniors Take May Impair Driving

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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University-Based Retirement Communities Offer an Alternative to Traditional Retirement

A growing number of American seniors are opting out of traditional retirement communities, lush with golf courses and nearby shopping, for university-based retirement communities.

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Boosting Memory Power With Age

Exercising the brain throughout one's life is scientifically proving to preserve memory into older age.

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Baby Boomers’ Health Worsens

If you’re a U.S. baby boomer, the odds are in your favor for longevity, but against you on good health.

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Volunteering Lowers Blood Pressure

Besides the enjoyment of getting out and helping others, research shows that volunteerism can reduce the risk for hypertension, or high blood pressure, by up to 40 percent.

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