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July 2012 Blog Posts (60)

Sleep-punching disorder may be linked to Parkinson's

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Added by Right at Home DC on July 31, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Aging actively: Exercise programs for older adults No. 3 in fitness survey

Henry Steindorff participates in a exercise class with other seniors recently at the Crump Senior Center. / Lloyd…
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Added by Right at Home DC on July 31, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Tennessee raises bar for some Medicaid coverage of nursing home care

In an experiment being…

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Added by Right at Home DC on July 30, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Eye Drugs For Vision Loss Among Diabetics And Elderly Approved By FDA Panel

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By David Morgan



WASHINGTON, July 26 (Reuters) - A U.S. Food and Drug Administration panel on Thursday recommended two drugs for combating different forms of…

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

‘Village’ groups, home alterations help more elderly people keep the homes they love

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

Overcoming the Emotional Toll of Hearing Loss

By Peter Jaret

WebMD Feature
Reviewed by …
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Added by Right at Home DC on July 27, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Benefits Of Mindfulness Meditation: Reduces Loneliness In Older Adults

 

Medical News Today

 

For older adults, loneliness is a major risk factor for health problems - such as cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer's - and death. Attempts to diminish loneliness with social…

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Added by Right at Home DC on July 27, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Undiagnosed Heart Problems Threatening The Health And Quality Of Life Of The Very Elderly

Medical News Today

 

The very oldest in our society are missing out on simple heart treatments which can prolong and improve their quality of life, Newcastle heart experts say. 



Studying a group of people aged 87 to 89 years old, the team of researchers at Newcastle University found that a routine test in the home revealed that around a quarter…

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Added by Right at Home DC on July 26, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Helping Women Get More Out of Social Security

Elderly women rely more heavily on Social Security than men, in spite of the fact that what they get is significantly less.

A hearing yesterday by the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging offered some…

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Added by Right at Home DC on July 26, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Caring for an Elderly Parent: Stress and Reward

Blog By: Dr. Bruce Margolis for the Huff…
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Added by Right at Home DC on July 26, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Aging Safely Walk In Bathtubs

Aging Safely Walk In Bathtubs Offers Safety Solutions for Seniors and has Announced a Low Price Guarantee Nationally for Hydrotherapy Walk in Safety Tubs 

Walk in bathtub

The days of $20,000 walk in bathtubs are no more. Aging Safely has raised the bar for the competition and has announced a low price guarantee nationally for walk in bathtubs, providing customers with more confidence, ensuring a fair low price as well as…

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Added by Right at Home DC on July 25, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Elderly watch more TV, risk diabetes

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The study of almost 2,000 elderly Australians found that over 60s watch TV for an average of nearly four hours a day, about an hour longer than younger adults.

THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND

 

Australians aged 60 and over spend more time watching TV than other adults and are at…

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

Are We Doing Enough for Marginalized Elder Populations?

by Robert Espinoza For the Huff Post

This Wednesday, seven organizations known as the Diverse Elders Coalition will hold a Congressional briefing to discuss the policy implications of America's aging boom. As millions enter retirement age in the next few decades and as this country becomes increasingly more diverse, the number of older people who are Black, Latino, Asian…

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Added by Right at Home DC on July 24, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Take steps to curb inflammation

Written by:

Alyson Chugerman for the Poughkeepsie Journal

Do you want to live longer? There is no fountain of youth, but there is scientific evidence that proves one way to a longer, happier, healthier life. It begins with the reduction of chronic…

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Added by Right at Home DC on July 24, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Vitamin D May Delay Deterioration of Smokers' Lungs: Study

 

But supplements are no substitute for quitting, experts stress

 

FRIDAY, July 20 (HealthDay News) -- Among smokers,…

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

Elderly hoarders: Does it become harder to throw things out as people age?

By Staci Sturrock 

Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

Irene Atlas knows better than most what goes on behind closet…

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

Hundreds of Random Mutations in Leukemia Linked to Aging, Not Cancer

 

 

ScienceDaily (July 19, 2012) — Hundreds of mutations exist in leukemia cells at the time of diagnosis, but nearly all occur randomly as a part of normal aging and are not related to cancer, new research shows.

Scientists at Washington University…

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

U.S. Dietary Guidelines Harming Elderly

Federal guidelines on salt, especially for the elderly, may actually be harmful, according to the Salt Institute.

Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) July 19, 2012

The Ohio Department of Aging (ODA) recently banned salt shakers from programs that serve…

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Added by Right at Home DC on July 23, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Elderly Americans hit hardest by foreclosures

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The elderly are among the hardest hit by the U.S. housing crisis,…

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Added by Right at Home DC on July 20, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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