Category 'Aging'

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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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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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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Grandparents Mending Fences

Most grandparents face some delicate negotiations on how to stay active in their grandchildren’s lives without overstepping parental boundaries.

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Talk to Dad About Prostate Cancer for Father’s Day

Did you know that prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men, besides skin cancer?

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Improved Lighting for Aging Eyes

An AARP lighting study reports that older adults require an increase of "at least two or three times" more light at home than younger people.

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In-Home Care Supports Seniors With Sensory Loss; New Approach to Address Dementia Patients’ Behavioral Issues

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

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Celebrate Senior Sunday!

Loneliness and isolation destroy happiness and health, but you can be part of the cure.

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