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July 2013 Blog Posts (20)

PERSONAL CARE AIDES NEEDED FOR IMMEDIATE HIRE



Right at Home of DC is currently seeking
 COMMITTED, PASSIONATE AND HARDWORKING Personal Care Aides (CNA, HHA) to work…

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Added by Right at Home DC on July 30, 2013 at 9:35am — No Comments

How Technology Will Support an Aging America

New technologies are forming a growing industry to help seniors age in place at home.

By Philip Moeller , US News

The digital technology revolution is intersecting with the realities of an aging society. It's not clear yet which, if any, products or services will emerge as "killer apps" for…

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Added by Right at Home DC on July 29, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Alzheimer's Symptom: Has uncharacteristic emotional outbursts (acts angry, aggressive, or upset)



Caring.com

When it happens

Some individuals go through most of dementia with few uncharacteristic emotional outbursts.…

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Added by Right at Home DC on July 29, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

FDA warns of steroids in vitamin B supplement

Reuters

The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers to avoid a vitamin B dietary supplement from Healthy Life Chemistry by Purity First because it contains two potentially dangerous anabolic steroids. 

The agency says the company's B-50 supplements tested positive for methasterone and dimethazine, two steroids…

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Added by Right at Home DC on July 29, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Blood pressure drugs may help Alzheimer’s, study suggests

Patients who took a certain type of blood pressure medication got measurable relief from worsening Alzheimer’s symptoms, too, researchers reported on Thursday.

It’s the latest in a series of…

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Added by Right at Home DC on July 26, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Experts Weigh In: Power of Attorney Tips

By Caring.com staff

What happens when your older loved one can no longer make medical or financial decisions independently? Almost every caregiver has been faced with this conundrum. And most of us have no idea what we're in…

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Added by Right at Home DC on July 25, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

FDA: Menthol cigarettes bigger public health risk than regular cigs

RICHMOND, Va. - A Food and Drug Administration review concludes that menthol cigarettes likely pose a greater public health risk than regular cigarettes but does not make a recommendation on whether to limit or ban…

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Added by Right at Home DC on July 25, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Older Diabetes Patients Have Higher Physical Disability Risk

diabetes disability

By Amir Khan / The Huffington Post

Diabetes can cause a host of complications, from heart and kidney disease to blindness and neuropathy, and according to a new study published in the journal Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, older diabetics are up to 80 percent more likely to develop a…

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Added by Right at Home DC on July 25, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

For Seniors, Unhealthy Living May Lead to Disability

By -- Robert PreidtHealthDay

WEDNESDAY, July 24 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors who don't…

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Added by Right at Home DC on July 24, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

The 10 warning signs of Alzheimer's

Early diagnosis of Alzheimer's leads to early intervention and more effective treatment.

By Ben Tinker,CNN

(CNN) -- More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's today, with another person developing the disease every 68 seconds. By 2050, the number of people living with Alzheimer's disease is expected to…

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Added by Right at Home DC on July 23, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

How to stay safe during the heat wave

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news,…

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Added by Right at Home DC on July 23, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Skipping Breakfast Tied To Heart Attack, Coronary Heart Disease Risk

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Huffington Post

Here's a good reason to eat breakfast every morning: It could keep your heart risks low, according to a new study.

Research published in the journal Circulation shows an association between regularly skipping…

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Added by Right at Home DC on July 23, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Are We Underestimating How Much Help Aging Parents Need At Home?

Carolyn Rosenblatt / Forbes.com

Lots of people think of the possibility that their aging parents might need a little help. The parents may be struggling, but don’t want anyone coming into their home.  They say “I’m fine” when their children…

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Added by Right at Home DC on July 22, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Elderly patients with Alzheimer's less likely to develop cancer -- and vice versa

Cancer Cells

By Ariana Godles / Published July 11, 2013 / FoxNews.com

A new study published in the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology has found that older people with Alzheimer's disease are less likely to develop cancer.  The same study also showed the reverse to be true, indicating…

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Added by Right at Home DC on July 22, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Seniors stay home longer in U.S. with simple fixes

Hattie Watties in front of cabinets that were lowered in her kitchen in Baltimore to allow her easier access to items. (Patrick Semansky/Associated Press)

The Associated Press

It could mean no more having to check up on Mom or Dad…

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Added by Right at Home DC on July 22, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Retiring Later May Help Prevent Dementia, Study Finds

late retirement dementia

By Marilynn Marchione / Huffington Post

BOSTON — New research boosts the "use it or lose it" theory about brainpower and staying mentally sharp. People who delay retirement have less risk of developing Alzheimer's disease or other types of dementia, a study of nearly half a million people in France found.

It's by far…

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Added by Right at Home DC on July 22, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

When Aggression Follows Dementia

By Paula Span / NY Times

For more than five years, Phyllis Edelstein managed to care for her husband Richard in their Long Island…

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Added by Right at Home DC on July 22, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Burglars Beware: A Grannycam Might Be Watching You

 

 

 

Posted on 07/16/2013 by Bill Hogan

Burglars, take note: These days, you never know who might be watching you.

 

With home video camera systems cheaper than ever, buyers increasingly are looking to them as…

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Added by Right at Home DC on July 19, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

The Risks of Loneliness and Senior Neglect

By Melanie Haiken, Caring.com senior editor

Here's an all-too-common scenario: A senior in your life is becoming increasingly isolated, and you worry that he or she is lonely, but you're not sure what to do. It's not the easiest subject to bring up, especially when family members or loved ones are proud and don't want to admit…

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Added by Right at Home DC on July 1, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Aging Parents, Dementia And Financial Decisions: What Is Safe?

PERSONAL FINANCE | Carolyn Rosenblatt…

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Added by Right at Home DC on July 1, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

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