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April 2012 Blog Posts (64)

Psychological Distress Less Likely In Older Adults Who Stay Active

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In a study examining the relationship between physical activity and physical function, researchers from Australia discovered that older adults who experienced any level of psychological distress were more than four times more likely to experience functional limitation than those who did not. This study is published in the Journal of the American…

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Added by Right at Home DC on April 30, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Why Gums Suffer With Age

Medical News Today

 

New research from Queen Mary, University of London in collaboration with research groups in the USA sheds light on why gum disease can become more common with old age.

The study, published in Nature Immunology, reveals that the deterioration in gum health which often occurs with…

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Added by Right at Home DC on April 30, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Exercise Lowers Alzheimer's Risk, Even If You Start Late

Doing exercise every day can considerably reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, even if you start becoming physically active after 80 years of age, researchers from Rush University Medical Center reported in the journal Neurology. Increased physical activity may include becoming involved in daily chores, such as housework, the authors added.

Lead author, Dr. Aron S. Buchman, said:

"The results of our study indicate that all physical…
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Added by Right at Home DC on April 30, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Anna Quindlen's 'Lots Of Candles, Plenty Of Cake' Celebrates Aging

By Laura Rowley for the Huffington Post

In her new memoir Lots Of Candles, Plenty Of…

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Added by Right at Home DC on April 27, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Medicaid Gets Harder to Tap

The Wall Street Journal

Families hoping to use Medicaid to help pay for long-term care are facing tougher restrictions—though some states are getting stricter than others.

In Texarkana, Texas, for example, you can get Medicaid to pay for a nursing-home stay after simply buying an annuity with any…

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Added by Right at Home DC on April 27, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Poll: Doctors Fall Short In Helping Many Seniors

By Judith Graham for kaiser health news

Large numbers of seniors aren’t receiving recommended interventions that could help forestall medical problems and improve their health, according to a new survey from the John A. Hartford Foundation.…

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Added by Right at Home DC on April 27, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Maryland’s First Green House Project Nursing Home Aids Low-Income Seniors

By Shefali S. Kulkarni for kaiser health news

What was once a novel idea for  long term care for the elderly — small, homey facilities of 10 to 12 residents each — is now a model cropping up around the country.

On Thursday The Green House Project – an alternative to…

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Added by Right at Home DC on April 26, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Baby Boomers' Defining Characteristics Could Help Them Redefine Aging in America

Rhonda Randall for the huffington post



Since making their debut in 1946, baby boomers have been a major force for social change in the United States. Their epic numbers and independent spirit have influenced everything…

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Added by Right at Home DC on April 26, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Video Games Hold Promise for Healthy Aging

By Rick Nauert PHD Senior News Editor for Psych Central



Video Games Hold Promise for Healthy Aging

New research suggests that video game technology can be a valuable tool for helping people of all ages improve lifestyle and health habits and manage disease.…

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Added by Right at Home DC on April 26, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Alzheimer's Patients Targeted By Scammers

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"Improving the quality of life for those we…

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Added by Right at Home DC on April 25, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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Right at Home is an in-home care and assistance agency, providing quality senior and disabled persons care since 1995. The home care services are flexible to meet the needs of clients.…

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Added by Right at Home DC on April 25, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Pumping Iron to Prevent Dementia?



By DR. AMAR NARULA via abcnews.com

Resistance training could be an important part of reversing memory decline in elderly women with…

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Added by Right at Home DC on April 25, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Are We There Yet? Peak of Spring Allergies Around the Corner

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By Carrie Gann, ABC News Medical Unit

Thought the worst of allergy season was behind you? Think again. For many allergy sufferers, the peak of season may be just ahead.

Things got off…

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Added by Right at Home DC on April 25, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

New Technology Lifts Elderly Caregiving Burden

BeClose “intelligent algorithms” offer meaningful information about aging loved ones--when you need it the most



Metro Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 23, 2012 via YAHOO

"Is Mom sleeping well?" "Did Dad wander outside in the middle of the night?" "What…

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Added by Right at Home DC on April 24, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

"Granny Nav" to guide elderly drivers on the road



via the Baltimore Sun



LONDON (Reuters) - Older drivers may now be able to stay on the road for longer thanks to new technology being developed by scientists that uses pictures of mail boxes…

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Added by Right at Home DC on April 24, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Drugs Store Industry Positioned to Benefit From Rapidly Aging Population

via marketwatch.com

NEW YORK, NY, Apr 23, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Companies in the Drugs Store Industry have posted some impressive gains so far in 2012. As a result of an…

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Added by Right at Home DC on April 24, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Guidelines for selling your home through property auction

Selling your property via auction is never an easy task. It is in fact quite daunting as well that puts you through several complications. Besides, as common man we lack the necessary expertise as well as knowledge to proceed with the requirement. And by taking the burden or responsibilities without knowing about how to go about it is eventually bound to fail miserably. It all depends upon your abilities to find a suitable and reliable auctioneer or a real estate agent who also provides auction… Continue

Added by Andrew Willson on April 24, 2012 at 7:13am — No Comments

A Smile, A Hug and the Power of Positivity in Assisted Living

By Michelle Seitzer / Posted on 19 April 2012 via seniorsforliving.com

How many hugs do you give or…

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Added by Right at Home DC on April 23, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

One in four Americans without health coverage: study

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As the U.S. Supreme Court ponders the fate of healthcare reform in the current election year, a study released on Thursday shows that one in four working-age Americans…

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Added by Right at Home DC on April 23, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Salt Levels In Fast Food Vary From Country To Country, Study Finds

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via the huffington post

A chicken McNugget from a U.S. McDonald's is not identical to a chicken McNugget from an Australian McDonald's ... or a Canadian, French, New Zealand or U.K. McDonald's, for that matter.

A new study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal reveals that…

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Added by Right at Home DC on April 23, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

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