Category 'Health/Medical'

World Health Day Is April 7

Every year on April 7, the World Health Organization sponsors World Health Day to focus international attention on global health issues.

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Conversations With Adult Children; Slowing the Progression of Alzheimer’s

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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Peanut Butter May Help Detect Alzheimer’s

A dollop of peanut butter and a ruler may soon be a common tool for helping detect early-stage Alzheimer’s disease.

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Senior Obesity Is on the Rise

The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey reported in 2013 that more than one-third of adults 65 and older are obese.

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Can Caregivers Get a Good Night's Sleep?

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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Older Workers Exercise Wellness Options

In the United States, more than 80 percent of mid-size to large companies now offer wellness programs for their employees. Because of the precarious economy and uncertainty over the financial costs of retirement, a growing rate of older workers are rethinking their career longevity and taking advantage of these workplace health options.

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Serious Concussions May Affect Alzheimer’s Risk

If you’ve suffered a blackout concussion early in life, a new Mayo Clinic study shows your brain may be at risk for building up Alzheimer’s-type plaques as you age.

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Concerned About Your Senior Loved One Driving? Caring Right at Home Can Help!

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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Innovative Dementia Villages May Be Sign of the Future

An innovative elder care facility, Hogewey, is also known as “Dementia Village,” where residents are free to roam around the courtyard-styled grounds, all under the watchful care of trained staff.

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Tips to Stay Socially Active as a Family Caregiver

Providing adult home care for your senior loved one is an invaluable commitment, but as a family caregiver, taking care of your own social interaction needs can become muddled in the day-to-day routine.

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