Category 'Aging'

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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Alcohol Use in Middle Age May Increase Stroke Risk

A study released earlier this year finds that heavy alcohol consumption in middle age raises one’s risk of stroke by 34 percent—a greater stroke influence factor than diabetes or high blood pressure.

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Signs You Are a Baby Boomer

For the American baby boomers born between 1946 and 1964, history is replete with unforgettable moments and people.

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