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Falls Are No. 1 Cause of Spinal Cord Injuries; Dementia Care Costs More Than Cancer and Heart Disease

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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Family Discussions on Caring for Aging Relatives

Summer celebrations and family reunions are a natural time to catch up face to face and take a few minutes to talk about future care for elderly

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Older Women Carrying Extra Weight Risk Health Issues

Some older women joke about being “fluffy” or growing “love handles,” but carrying additional pounds as you age can cause a weighty list of health complications.

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Great Food Safety Tips

Here are some great food safety tip

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Older Drivers Are Safer on the Road Today Than in the Past

Baby boomers are not the threat on the road that many in society perceive.

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Easy and Healthy Eating for Seniors

A balanced diet is the key to health and vitality. But what makes up a “balanced” diet? The body’s needs change as it ages, and the nutritional needs of seniors’ bodies are different than when they were younger. Adapting to the body’s changing needs can be a challenge, especially for seniors, who have become used to particular dietary rituals that have worked for them their entire lives.

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Easy and Healthy Eating for Seniors

A balanced diet is the key to health and vitality. But what makes up a “balanced” diet? The body’s needs change as it ages, and the nutritional needs of seniors’ bodies are different than when they were younger. Adapting to the body’s changing needs can be a challenge, especially for seniors, who have become used to particular dietary rituals that have worked for them their entire lives.

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Could Eye Changes Detect Alzheimer’s Disease?

All eyes are on a study presented at the Neuroscience 2013 conference that notes how the thickness of certain retinal cells in the eye may help indicate the advancement of Alzheimer’s disease, the progressive brain disease that affects thinking, memory and behavior.

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Four Tips to Manage Primary Family Caregiver Stress

First, Dad needed help monitoring his daily medications. Soon, he needed regular, at-home care. If you are a primary family caregiver, you understand the tough sacrifices and rewards of helping your elderly loved one with daily routines such as bathing, dressing and eating, or making medical and financial decisions.

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Loneliness Can Cause Early Death

New research by the University of Chicago reveals that loneliness adversely affects the emotional and physical health of seniors – including increasing the chance of premature death by 14 percent.

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