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Overworked Family Caregivers; Ovarian Cancer Symptoms and Risk Factors

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

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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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Fighting Food Infection

Those molds and invisible germs in the fridge can actually kill you, particularly if you are over age 65. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that every year in the United States, about 48 million people are sickened from eating contaminated food – 128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 die.

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Suffer From Insomnia? You May Be at Higher Risk for Strokes

There are many downsides to missing out on a good night’s sleep – cognitive decline, weight fluctuations and now, according to a research study published in the journal Stroke, higher risk of strokes.

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Connecting With Dementia Patients Through Touch

A woman describes her attempts to connect with her father whose Alzheimer’s had advanced to the point that he was semi-comatose most of the time.

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After Health Scare, Parents Turn to Adult Children

According to a recent study performed by researchers at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, older parents are more likely to turn to their adult children for help after experiencing a major health scare.

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Supporting Vulnerable “Elder Orphans”; Home Care Helps Seniors Remain in Neighborhoods

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

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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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Reduce Caregiver Stress – Three Ways to Care for Yourself While Caring for Others

Self-care becomes a critically important, but often ignored, component of caregiving.

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