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Holidays and Alzheimer's

Some tips to help you get through the holidays with a little less stress and a bit more ease when it comes to celebrating the holidays with someone with Alzheimer’s.

5 Ways Home Care Can Improve Quality of Life

Home care agencies offer a myriad of services that enable older adults to remain in their homes and to live independently and safely, with dignity and respect.


Elder Abuse

While all 50 states in the US have some type of law against elder abuse, the problem still exists. According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), about ten percent of people aged 60 and above have experienced elder abuse in some form, and “elders who have been abused have a 300% higher risk of death when compared to those who have not been mistreated.”


Vaccines: Not just for kids

In 1952, there were around 58,000 reported cases of polio in the Unites States. There were 3,000 deaths due to the disease, which can cause back and/or neck pain and stiffness, fever, headache, muscle weakness or tenderness and, in rare cases, even paralysis and death, according to the Mayo Clinic.

Make sure your choices will be honored

Does the name Terri Schiavo ring a bell? She’s the woman who was in an irreversible vegetative state as a result of cardiac arrest and whose parents and husband fought a hard – and very public - legal battle over what they thought Schiavo would have wanted at the end of her life. Her husband (and guardian) felt that Terri wouldn’t have wanted to be kept alive through artificial means (a feeding tube). But Terri’s but her parents disagreed.


The Alzheimer’s Association saved my life

Today, I try to live by the words of another famous man, Jackie Robinson: “A life is not important except for the impact it has on other lives.” 

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Sun Safety for Seniors

By the time Memorial Day arrives, most of us in New England are more than ready for summer. And since May is Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month, we’re bringing you some tips on how to stay safe in the sun. 

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Seniors Can Benefit From Strength Training, Too

A study of seniors published in the journal “Preventative Medicine” found encouraging correlations between strength training and increased longevity. The study found that those who did strength training had 46 percent lower odds of death by any cause. The researchers also found that strength training reduced the risk of death from cardiac causes by 41 percent and cancer by 19 percent.

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