Category 'Aging'

The Benefits of Social Media for Older Adults

The 65-plus crowd is now the fastest-growing demographic of social media users in America.

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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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Senior Citizens Caring for Other Seniors

The Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute, a nonprofit advocate for America’s workers caring for the elderly and disabled, projects that by 2018, 29 percent of direct senior care providers will be age 55 and older. Many seniors are drawn to work in elderly care to supplement their retirement income despite the physical demands and risk for injury.

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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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Grandparents Mending Fences

Most grandparents face some delicate negotiations on how to stay active in their grandchildren’s lives without overstepping parental boundaries.

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Summer Travel With Seniors

Summers are often the ideal time for family caregivers to take their senior loved ones on vacation, to reunions or on group outings with family and friends. Planning ahead will help ensure older adults stay safe and comfortable when traveling.

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Talk to Dad About Prostate Cancer for Father’s Day

Did you know that prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men, besides skin cancer?

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Improved Lighting for Aging Eyes

An AARP lighting study reports that older adults require an increase of "at least two or three times" more light at home than younger people.

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In-Home Care Supports Seniors With Sensory Loss; New Approach to Address Dementia Patients’ Behavioral Issues

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

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