Category 'Health/Medical'

Don’t Be a Victim of Medical Identity Theft

With the upswing in data breaches in the healthcare industry, America’s seniors in particular are vulnerable to medical identity theft in which an unauthorized party gains access to a person’s health information.

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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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Dreams and Grieving Go Hand in Hand

Bereavement in one’s waking life is often helped by resolving loss through one’s dream life.

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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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Brain Health for Family Caregivers; Payment Options for In-Home Care

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

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Light Alcohol Consumption May Improve Memory

Many older adults are raising a toast to a new health study that shows light consumption of alcohol in older age may improve memory.

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Baby Boomers Are Staying Put

Instead of the majority of boomers retiring and downsizing to a condo or patio home, a survey by the nonprofit Demand Institute finds that nearly two-thirds of boomers are not planning to move at all once they retire.

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Food and Cooking Safety for Senior Adults

Natural aging changes, plus common conditions like arthritis and diabetes, or side effects of some medications, can leave senior adults at higher risk for foodborne illness and food poisoning.

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Senior Fraud Can Be a Sensitive Subject; How to Get Inactive Seniors Moving

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

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Elderly Drivers and Road Safety

Mom forgets to use her car’s turn signals. Dad drove through another stop sign. Are they showing warning signs of risky driving?

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