Category 'Health/Medical'

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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Planning for Possible Disability; Seniors at Highest Risk for Brain Injury

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

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Siblings Caring for Siblings

Typically families expect to help their aging parents but not be active in elder care for a brother or sister. Studies show that most sibling caregivers feel inadequately prepared for the task.

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The Quirks and Perks of Growing Older

There are upsides to adding birthdays to your life and experiencing your 50s, 60s, 70s and later years. Here are basic changes to expect with aging decade by decade.

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Bilingualism Improves the Aging Brain

Speaking more than one language may boost brain health as you age.

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Is Honesty Always the Best Policy? Are Supplements Safe and Beneficial for Seniors?

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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