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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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Older and Wiser?

We’ve always looked to our elders for perspective. Many seniors retain their creativity and innovative spirit well into later life, but they also are tempered with experience, with lessons learned, and with a greater insight into human nature—qualities that make up what we commonly call wisdom.

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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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Daily Activities for People With Alzheimer's Disease

The majority of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease and related conditions are living at home with the support of spouses, adult children and others who step in to serve as caregivers. Is living at home the best environment for these patients? And how do families cope with their loved one’s increasing needs?

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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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Could Poor Sleep Rob You of Your Independence?

When you were a small child, you probably complained to your parents at bedtime: “Why do I have to go to sleep? It’s a waste of time!” Most of us spend about one-third of our life sleeping—but sleep remains a mystery to us. We don’t think much about it until we encounter a sleep problem.

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Senior Citizens Caring for Other Seniors

As the demand for senior care services increases across the country, more and more families are finding a supportive lifeline in older caregivers – who are sometimes nearly the same age as their clients.

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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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Don’t Be a Victim of Medical Identity Theft

Medical identity theft is more than a significant headache – it can lead to loss of treatment and payment denials for the affected individual.

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Summer Skin Care Tips for Seniors

Wearing sunscreen is simply not enough to keep you protected anymore.

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