January 2013 Posts

In-Home Care Supports Fall Prevention

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

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Dangers of the Sedentary Lifestyle for Seniors

For today’s seniors, inactivity because of stiff joints, chronic illness and sometimes just boredom and laziness is becoming a life-threatening danger.

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Are You at Risk of Getting Shingles?

Shingles is more common in people over 50 and those with a weakened immune system because of illness, injury, stress, certain medications and other factors.

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Compulsive Hoarding

Compulsive hoarding is a distinct disorder in which a person is significantly distressed or impaired in functioning because of their difficulty with discarding items that appear to most people to have little or no value.

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Cyberchondria

Since Internet usage increased in the 1990s, even among seniors, more and more patients show up at doctors’ offices with printouts containing information on possible ailments and diseases. Yet there’s a downside to too much online research.

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Fighting the Stigma of Alzheimer’s Disease; Supporting Single Seniors

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

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Generation Alzheimer’s

After age 65, the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease doubles every five years. Given that baby boomers are now turning 65 at the rate of 10,000 per day, the 77 million baby boomers in America may eventually be known as Generation Alzheimer’s.

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