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10 Most Frequently Asked Questions About Cholesterol

For up to 20 percent of people in the United States with high cholesterol, the underlying problem is genetic. Inherited high cholesterol, medically known as familial hypercholesterolemia or FH, means heightened cholesterol runs in the family. Inherited high cholesterol increases the risk of an early-age heart attack. Knowing one’s full family health history and getting regular medical checkups are two of the best ways to stay ahead of concerns with cholesterol for any adult.

Debbie Friedman, presenter, Dementia Person Centered Care

Caring for a Loved One With Alzheimer’s or Other Dementia

A diagnosis of dementia, Alzheimer’s or cognitive decline does not mean that life is over,” Friedman adds. “There are ways to continue having quality of life. Our Cognitive Support Program aims at helping people understand how to make that quality of life happen. Our goal is to give dementia clients and their families something to look forward to instead of something to dread.

Jane Knapp speaking

Solving Biomedical Ethical Dilemmas in Healthcare

Jane and her ethics committee team work to “create a safe environment for people to say things that otherwise they may not be able to say,” including the built-up emotions and past baggage that can lead to family conflicts over how to best care for parents or other relatives.

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Home Care Workers Recall Disaster Response a Year After Hurricane Harvey

When Karen Martin heard that a tropical storm—later known as Hurricane Harvey—in the Gulf was projected to make a landfall in Corpus Christi, Texas, she—the staffing coordinator of Right at Home Metro Houston—immediately reached out to all caregivers on her team via email.

Dr. Julie Masters

10 Frequently Asked Questions for Gerontologists

"A gerontologist looks at the big picture. So where are you having some challenges? Are there some things that might be missing from your life that we could help recover or restore? What can we do to help you maintain your connection to community? We come up with services and resources that allow people to age with dignity," Dr. Julie Masters explains.

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Best Family Movies on Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu 2018

If you are up for some family-friendly movies this summer, you may want to check out some blockbusters on the following on-demand video-streaming service providers: Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Hulu.

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Vaccines for Seniors Covered by Medicare

Vaccines help those with weakened immune systems and chronic health conditions protect themselves against infections and diseases. Many people think vaccines only apply to children, but they can be life-saving for seniors, as well.

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Preventing Dehydration in the Elderly

A study of more than 15,000 Americans found that among older adults age 71 and above, 95 percent of elder men and 83 percent of elder women do not drink enough water. These inadequate fluid levels can lead to serious or life-threatening health conditions including urinary and kidney problems, seizures and heatstroke.

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Senior Nutrition: Light Summer Meal Ideas

Here are some simple vegetarian dishes that use summer fruits and vegetables and that can be prepared in 30 minutes or less.