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MARCH IS BRAIN INJURY AWARENESS MONTH

During the past few years, there's been a lot of press about the concussion risk football players and boxers face, and how this often leads to dementia as they grow older. But few people are aware that seniors are the demographic group at greatest risk of traumatic brain injury (TBI). As we age, our brains grow smaller, which leaves more room within the skull for the brain to move around during a fall or other accident.

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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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INCLUDE CARE SUPPORT IN YOUR RETIREMENT PLANNING

If we take care of ourselves, eat right, exercise and follow a healthy-aging lifestyle, we will surely escape the disabling conditions faced by previous generations, right?

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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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Oscars Raise Awareness of Alzheimer’s and ALS

Sunday night’s 87th annual Academy Awards placed two serious diseases front and center – Alzheimer’s and ALS. At Right at Home we prioritize Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care and were pleased to see two different films tackling that issue.

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Easy and Healthy Eating for Seniors

As people age, their nutritional needs change. Right at Home Middlesex County has these tips on healthy eating for seniors.

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FIVE MYTHS AND FACTS ABOUT SENIORS AND SUPPLEMENTS

According to the AARP, over half of all seniors take dietary supplements. Millions of older adults spend billions of dollars on vitamins, minerals, herbal and botanical preparations, enzymes and other similar products. Grocery stores and drugstores now have aisles of supplements. Entire stores are devoted to selling them. Yet few of us know very much about the pills and preparations we take every day.

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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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RIGHT AT HOME PARTICIPATES IN STUDY TO IMPROVE AGING FOR SENIORS

The program, titled “The Intervention in Home Care to Improve Outcomes,” or simply the “In-Home Program,” will test a new, large-scale, randomized intervention aimed at preventing hospitalizations, improving health outcomes, and lowering Medicare spending among private-pay home care recipients.

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