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April 2016 Blog Posts (61)

Sundowners Syndrome: Triggers & Management

Aplaceformom.com

For most of us, sunset is an occasion we celebrate. It's a time of transition from the often frenetic energy of the day to

the more subdued and relaxing nature of evening. But for many elderly people who suffer from …

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Superheroes of Caregiving Need Better Support

Nextavenue.org: By Terry Fulmer

Rosemary Rawlins feels a deep sense of gratitude for what she learned from her aging parents while providing them

with help and comfort. Her father had dementia and her mother suffered with COPD. “My parents brought me into…

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Happiness -The key to abundance -10 happiness tips

Lifehack.org: By Jo Ettles

It is often in our search for happiness that we find ourselves to be at our unhappiest. So many people equate

happiness to material wealth, relationships and financial success. While many of us aspire to find love, success…

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13 Things Mature Men Don’t Do

Lifehack.org: By Ivan Dimitrijevic

It seems that we as a society have forgotten some important values, and are generally becoming more immature as a

result. There doesn’t seem to be a differentiation between manliness and egocentric chauvinist behavior in a lot…

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Critical Ages and Dates for Your Retirement Planning

Nextavenue.org: By Emily Brandon

You need to pay attention to your age when making retirement decisions. There are deadlines for claiming various

types of retirement benefits and avoiding penalties associated with them.…

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Assisted Living vs. Nursing Home Care

Aplaceformom.com

One of the most common questions families ask A Place for Mom is "how do we know when it's time to move from

assisted living to a nursing home?" We received the following question from Margaret:

My 88-year-old mother has been in an…

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5 Things You Should Do To Wake Up Energized

Lifehack.org: By Melissa Chu

Picture this: you open your eyes as you wake up to a sunrise. Without a moment’s delay, you get out of bed and

stretch. It’s an exciting day ahead and you can’t wait to get started.

You quickly get changed into your gym clothes and…

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5 Actions To Take When Adulthood Breaks You Down

Lifehack.org: By Alissa Lastres

My twenties have brought transitions in and out of jobs, relationships, careers, friends, homes and cities. There were

times when I believed my life was completely on track, feeling an immense pride in my accomplishments and…

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5 Tips for Powerful Writing

Huffingtonpost.com: By Laura Munson

If you want to write more powerfully— whether it’s the next great novel or memoir, or simply emails to friends, family

and colleagues, journal…

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Added by Right at Home DC on April 26, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

10 Questions You Should Ask Your Doctor

Grandparents.com: By Andrea Atkins

Changes in the health care system—everything from merging medical groups to shorter doctor’s appointments—

means you may need to change your approach to your own medical care. Gone are the days when your doctor had…

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Home Health vs Home Care

Aplaceformom.com

Home care and home health are distinct types of care which are both provided in a home setting, but most people

aren't aware of the differences and use these terms interchangeably. The key difference is that "home care" is…

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Food & Drug Interactions: Taking Your Pills With a Dose of Caution

Aplaceformom.com

Approximately half of Americans aged 65 and older take five or more medications daily, and many mix prescription

drugs, OTC medications and herbal supplements, according to a report from the University of Florida College…

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The Nutrient Deficiency You Probably Have

Nextavenue.org: Shilpa Ravella

If you could make only one change to your diet, what would it be? The options are endless. You can cut out specific

foods like meat, grains or gluten. You can play with ratios of fat, carbohydrates and protein. You can eat only fruit or

go on a…

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5 Essential Tips to Reinvent Your Career

Nextavenue.org: By Robert DiGiacomo

Career coach Julie Jansen, who’s all about reinventing your career for the better, walks the walk with her advice. The

author of the newly revised …

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Why Successful People Aren’t Afraid of Rejection

Lifehack.org: By Rita Schulte

Imagine two scenarios. In the first, we have Jesse, who walks into the room to give a talk and everyone stares. She

feels nervous and awkward. She immediately zeros in on two women in the front row whispering and she’s convinced ]

they’re…

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The Difference Between Looking Good and Feeling Good

Lifehack.org: By Mounia Bagha

We all have very different standards when it comes to what we define as pretty and I never really knew how to define

beauty. Of course I had plenty of time over the past twenty-something years of my existence to form my own…

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How the Dream of Retirement Is Becoming a Nightmare

Nextavenue.org: By Elizabeth White

None of us expected to be here — broke or near broke, unemployed or underemployed, working part-time at a job we

hate with little to nothing in our savings account.

We grew up thinking retirement meant Florida and golf,…

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Added by Right at Home DC on April 22, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

5 Life Changes That Will Make You Jump Out of Bed Every Morning!

Lifehack.org: By Daniel Ray

If you want to see how life is meant to be lived, just take a few moments and watch children play.  Their first instincts

are to explore, create, experience and have fun! We carry this explorer instinct with us through our teen…

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Added by Right at Home DC on April 22, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

7 Common Drugs Linked to Higher Risk of Dementia

Nextavenue.org: By Leslie Kernisan

Want to keep your brain — or the brain of someone you love — as healthy as possible?

Of course you do. So you’ve been learning about what to do: what kind of physical exercise to try, what kind of…

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Added by Right at Home DC on April 22, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

15 Signs You’re Doing Well In Life Even Though You Don’t Think So

Lifehack.org: By Sarita King

Let’s face it, sometimes life feels like it’s falling apart at the seams.  Perhaps you’ve lost your job, or your marriage

just ended, or you failed to pass an exam and now you are simply feeling helpless and defeated. Winston…

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