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September 2015 Blog Posts (19)

Making Communities Friendlier for Those With Dementia

Nextavenue.org: By Beth Baker

Can a strong community network help ease the challenges faced by people with dementia and their families? That’s

the hope of a national volunteer-driven initiative known as Dementia…

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Living With Cancer: Teal Ribbons

nytimes.com: By Susan Gubar

“Does anyone know that September is Ovarian Cancer Month?” Antoinette Gallelli asks in “Ovarian Cancer, My Walk

With It,” a memoir self-published two years ago. A banner in an…

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Breast Cancer and Seniors

aplaceformom.com

When detected early, breast cancer is treated successfully 98% of the time. Researchers continue to make impressive

gains in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of breast cancer. For example, according to the Mayo Clinic,…

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6 Healthy Habits You Can Overdo

Grandparents.com: By Linda Melone 

Taking any action to an extreme — even a healthy one — can have negative consequences.

Striving to lose weight becomes unhealthy if it turns into an eating disorder, for example. Exercising…

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Added by Right at Home DC on September 14, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Preventing Type 2 Diabetes

newsinhealth.nih.gov: By Vicki Contie

People with diabetes have a problem with blood sugar. Their blood sugar, or blood glucose, can climb too high. Having

high levels of sugar in your blood can cause a lot of trouble. Diabetes raises your risk for heart disease,…

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Mediterranean Diet May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

The Mediterranean diet may be able to add "reduces risk of breast cancer" to its long list of health benefits, according

to a…

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Retiring Early, Retiring Late, Retiring Penniless

Nextavenue.org: By Richard Eisenberg

It’s not easy to surprise journalists like me who write about retirement.

We’re jaded by surveys that repeatedly document how little…

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Added by Right at Home DC on September 11, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

How to Live Independently as We Age

Nextavenue.org: By Liza Kaufman Hogan

This week I attended my first National Home and Community Based Services Conference, an annual gathering of

professionals who provide services for older adults and disabled individuals who wish to remain in their homes and

communities…

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When You Need Help Caring for Mom or Dad

Nextavenue.org: By Emma Dickison

When I was 17, the matriarch of my family, my grandmother, suffered her fifth stroke. Afterward, her mind was still

sharp, but physically she was never the same. She needed care 24 hours a…

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The Hottest Jobs and How to Get One in Retirement

Grandparents.com: By Nancy Collamer

Last week, CareerBuilder released a new “hot jobs” list — industries projected…

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Scientists Find That Age Is Just A Number, And Here Are 7 Ways You Can Slower Aging Process

Lifehack.orgBy Roy Pumphrey

Is age really only a number?

That’s the…

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Aging In Place With Home Care

The Huffington Post: By Anita Kamiel

Aging in place is defined by the Centers for Disease Control as "the ability to live in one's own home and…

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How Long Will You Need to Keep Working?

Grandparents.com: By Richard Eisenberg

With the U.S. unemployment rate stuck in the 8 percent range, you're probably grateful to have a job if you’re in your

50s or 60s. These days, it takes a little over one year, on average, for people 55 and older to find…

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Extreme Heat Is Most Dangerous Weather Emergency for Seniors

Caringnews.com

As we grow older, our bodies are less able to regulate temperature, and we perspire less. Some of the medications we

take can interfere with fluid balance. We are less able to tell when we are overheated. It may be…

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Living With Gout

 

Caringnews.com

"Gout? What is that? Isn't that something rich people get?" In earlier centuries, this painful disease of the joints had a

reputation of occurring only among the upper classes. Classic 18th century lithographs frequently depicted cartoon

imps poking little pitchforks into…

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Heart Attack in Seniors: Symptoms & Prevention

aplaceformom.com

Charged with pumping blood throughout the entire circulatory system, the heart is also a muscle that reflects the

treatment by its host more than any other muscle in the human body. Treat the heart well with frequent exercise, a

good diet, and no smoking,…

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Added by Right at Home DC on September 2, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

10 Alzheimer's Warning Signs

aplaceformom.com

Some change in memory is normal as we grow older, but the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease are more than simple

lapses in memory.

People with…

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Ovarian Cancer Risk Increases With Age

Caringnews.com

When we think of age-related diseases, we most commonly think of conditions such as arthritis, Alzheimer's disease,

macular degeneration or osteoporosis. But the risk of certain cancers also increases as we grow older, and ovarian

cancer is…

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When You Don't Like Your Grandchild

Grandparents.comBy Sally Stich

Being less than gaga about a grandchild isn't something most grandparents want to admit out loud. “Though generally

not spoken about in social settings,“ says Ben Michaelis, Ph.D.,…

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