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January 2015 Blog Posts (30)

Senior Care Notes: It's Easy to Mismanage Medication

Ed Rofi / Mainline Media News

Medication mismanagement is one of the leading causes of hospitalization for seniors. As people age they typically take more medications. The average senior citizen uses…

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Added by RAH Southern MD on January 29, 2015 at 4:18pm — No Comments

Seniors May Keep Falls a Secret

HealthDay 

Many seniors don't tell their doctors they've had a fall because they're worried they'll be told they can't live on their own anymore, a physician says.

Millions of Americans aged 65 and older fall every year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease…

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Added by RAH Southern MD on January 28, 2015 at 3:57pm — No Comments

How Your Eating Habit Is Affecting Your Sight

By Naomi Teeter / Lifehack.org

I started wearing nerdy glasses when my eyesight started to decline in sixth grade. My vision continued to get worse over the years and I never thought much of it; I was focused on why I weighed 300 pounds instead. Eventually, I started eating better and lost a ton of weight. The benefits of eating…

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Added by Right at Home DC on January 27, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Study Uncovers Surprising Increase In Falls Among Older People

By Shereen Lehman





(Reuters Health) -- Since the late 1990s, almost 30 percent more adults age 65 and older are likely to say they have had a recent fall, according to a new study.

The rise - from 28 percent of seniors reporting a fall in 1998, to 36 percent in 2010 - may be due in part to increased awareness of fall risks,…

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Added by Right at Home DC on January 27, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

A Few Walnuts A Day May Help Boost Memory

 |  By Shelley Emling 

Go ahead, reach for those walnuts. A new study suggests that eating a handful of walnuts per day -- or even less -- may help boost memory, concentration…

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Added by Right at Home DC on January 27, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

15 Ways to Get Healthier in 2015

 

By Firas Kittaneh, One Mall Group

With the new year now in full gear, many people are hard at work on fresh resolutions (or perhaps still looking for motivation to get started).

Getting healthier is always a top priority for many of us around the new year as we come off…

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Added by Right at Home DC on January 27, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Do Those With Dementia Have Aphasia?

Alzheimer's Support

Do those with dementia have Aphasia since it’s so difficult for them to stay tuned to a conversation? Aphasia is an inability to understand or use words for communication. This includes spoken and written words and can be a devastating illness since it also…

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Added by RAH Southern MD on January 26, 2015 at 4:58pm — No Comments

Foot Problems Plague Those With Diabetes



Centre Daily Times

Diabetes can cause loss of feeling in the feet, and because of this, broken foot bones are a lot more common among those living with diabetes than many people realize.

I’ve broken four bones in…

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Added by RAH Southern MD on January 21, 2015 at 5:07pm — No Comments

Lovely Thoughts That Will Brighten Your Day

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Added by Right at Home DC on January 16, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Surprising Causes Of High Blood Pressure

 |  By Sheryl Kraft  

Quick -– what causes high blood pressure? The first culprits that pop into your mind are likely to be: eating too much salt, being stressed out all the time, and alcohol…

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Added by Right at Home DC on January 16, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Fighting the Flu: Expert Q&A

By Brenda Goodman

WebMD Health News

In most of the U.S., flu season is in full swing, and this year is shaping up to be especially tough thanks to a viral surprise —…

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Added by Right at Home DC on January 15, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Keeping Older Pedestrians Safe

By Jane E. Brody / New York…

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Added by Right at Home DC on January 15, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Diabetes in Midlife Tied to Memory Problems Late in Life

By Nicholas Bakalar / …

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Added by Right at Home DC on January 15, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

CNA/GNA Caregivers Needed in St. Mary's County!

Right at Home of Southern MD is looking for individuals to join our company as Mature Certified Caregivers and there is a HIGH DEMAND for Personal Care Aides that are CNA/GNA Certified Caregivers that live in St. Mary's…

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Added by RAH Southern MD on January 15, 2015 at 11:23am — No Comments

6 Ways to Make Your Voice Powerful and Effective

By Ken McLeod / Huffington Post

To be effective, people must listen to you. To be powerful, what you say must be real. Real speech means that what we say is accurate, relevant, engaging and…

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Added by Right at Home DC on January 12, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

5 Healthy Eating Habits To Adopt This Year



By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD 

Nutrition is a hot topic these days, yet many of my clients still struggle with consistently following through with "the basics," and the stats show that missing the mark on many healthy habits is the norm. For example, the …

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Added by Right at Home DC on January 12, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

The Age When You're The Smartest, According To Science

Yagana Shah for The Huffington Post

Ever wonder if you've passed your…

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Added by Right at Home DC on January 12, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Free Fall Prevention Webinar

On behalf of Right at Home, Dr. Rein Tideiksaar, Ph.D., PA-C, is hosting a webinar, “Fall Prevention in Older Adults: It Takes a Village,” on Wednesday, Jan. 21, at 2 p.m. CST. Dr. Rein is a gerontologist and geriatric physician’s assistant. He has been active in fall prevention for 30 years and has directed numerous research projects on falls and developed fall…

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Added by Right at Home DC on January 12, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Whole Grains Help You Live Longer, Study Finds

By Maggie Fox, NBC News

Everyone knows whole grains are better for you than sticky, processed white flour…

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Added by Right at Home DC on January 9, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

4 Easy Ways To Be Happier In 2015

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Added by Right at Home DC on January 9, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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