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October 2012 Blog Posts (27)

4 keys to healthy aging: Study

Following a healthy lifestyle is a lot like collecting compound interest on a loan or investment, one expert says.

By Amanda GardnerHealth.com

Everyone knows by now that eating right, exercising, and shunning smoking and other bad habits increases our chances of having a long and healthy life.

If you're hitting some -- but only some -- of these goals, it's better than nothing.…

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Added by Right at Home DC on October 31, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Double the trouble when divorced parents get old

A pair of elderly couples view the ocean and waves along the beach in La Jolla, California March 8, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Blake

(Reuters) - Devin Pope never expected to find himself shuttling between his mother's and father's homes, caring for his aging parents separately.

Sure, the 33-year-old financial planner from Salt Lake City always knew his parents were going to get older. And he…

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Added by Right at Home DC on October 31, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Senior Moments, or Something More?

By Rita Altman for The Huffington Post

A common myth about aging is that as people grow older they will inevitably experience memory loss. While it is true that normal aging brings about some age-related brain changes, including minor changes in memory, often referred to as "senior moments,"…

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Added by Right at Home DC on October 31, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Happiness: Study Suggests Well-Being, Or Lack Of It, Can Predict Illness and Death

Happiness

By Laura Rowley Huffington Post

The storyteller Hans Christian Andersen once wrote, “Enjoy life. There's plenty of time to be dead.” Now a new British study suggests that enjoying life can actually prevent illness and death.

A study of 10,000 Brits age 50 and older in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing…

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Added by Right at Home DC on October 17, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Carbs, Sugar Linked With Cognitive Impairment Risk In Elderly: Study

Carbs

Huffington Post

In a world filled with nonstop ideas on what people should and should not eat comes a new study highlighting even more dangers associated with carbs and sugar.

A Mayo Clinic study of 1,230 people between the ages of 70 and 89 found that those who eat food high in carbohydrates have nearly four times the risk of…

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Added by Right at Home DC on October 17, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Videos of Real-Life Stumbles May Help Fall-Prevention Efforts

Seniors most at risk when they shift their weight and lose their center of gravity, analysis shows

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Incorrect weight shifting is the most common cause of falls in elderly people, according to researchers who analyzed videos of actual falls among seniors.

The videos of 227…

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Added by Right at Home DC on October 17, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Zinc deficiencies contributing to aging and disease

Food containing Zinc

irishcentral.com

 

 

Zinc joins the ranks of other nutrients whose deficiencies are contributing to stepped up aging and disease.



A new report from the Linus…

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Added by Right at Home DC on October 16, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Older adults and flu

By Kate Gilstrap \ Richmond Times

You versus the flu.

It can be a battle for anyone this time of year. But if you are caring for an aging loved one, it is a fight you simply can't afford to lose.

Older adults tend to have a weakened immune system. If you get a flu shot, it will greatly decrease the chance…

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Added by Right at Home DC on October 16, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Smoking May Lead to Cataracts in Aging Population

omglobe.com

Cigarette smoking is a well-known risk factor for a wide-range of diseases. Now, scientists have evidence that smoking may also increase the risk of age-related cataract, the leading cause of blindness and vision loss in the world.

Reported in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science(Smoking and…

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Added by Right at Home DC on October 16, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Property Auction Stations for House Hunters

Auctions are a great place to find a bargain, particularly if you're a house hunter. And because they speed up the buying process - you have to complete within 28 days - there's no chance of being gazumped.For these…

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Added by Andrew Willson on October 16, 2012 at 12:57am — No Comments

Exercise Helps Prevent Early Cardiovascular Aging In Type 2 Diabetics

Medical News Today

Although it is inevitable that a person will grow old, it is well-known that we all age at different rates, and cardiovascular systems in individuals with type 2 diabetes show indications of aging much earlier than people who do not have the condition. However, exercise may be able to slow the…

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

A Lesson In Keeping An Elderly Parent Safe In Their Own Home

By Marc Tobias forbes.com

I received one of my mother’s all-too-familiar urgent emails last week with regard to yet another technology-trauma that she was experiencing. It underscored the difficulty the elderly have in dealing with the myriad of…

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Added by Right at Home DC on October 11, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Good lung health linked to slower aging

UPI.com

 

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Maintaining lung health by not smoking, exercising and eating well is linked to better problem-solving in aging, U.S.…

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Added by Right at Home DC on October 9, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Fighting Aging with a Stroll Around the Block

 

By Daniel Kulund Alexandria Times

 

The Alexandria City Council recently approved a strategic plan on aging, including many steps for improving the health and quality of life of seniors. Alexandria’s older population — 60 and older — is expected to grow to more than 30,000 residents…

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Added by Right at Home DC on October 9, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

City creates “Aging Improvement District” in north- east Bronx to help improve daily lives of seniors

Council members Vacca, Quinn launch project to enhance services

 

By Tanyanika Samuels / New York Daily News

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Added by Right at Home DC on October 9, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Proper nutrition key for elderly

catoosatimes.com

Americans are now living longer than ever before. In fact, one of the…

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Added by Right at Home DC on October 8, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Aging Is Like Poetry

By Michael Winerip NY Times


Among many other things, baby boomers are the sandwich generation, caught between caring for their their…

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Added by Right at Home DC on October 8, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Chewing Ability Linked With Cognitive Impairment Risk In The Elderly: Study

Chewing Ability Cognitive Impairment

The Huffington Post

How well can you chew? For the elderly, it may say something about risk of cognitive impairment, a new study suggests.

Researchers from the Karolinska Institute and Karlstad University found an association between problems chewing hard foods, like apples, and increased risk of cognitive…

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Added by Right at Home DC on October 8, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

In-home care service allows elderly to maintain independence

By Kevin Smith pasadenastarnews.com…
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Added by Right at Home DC on October 5, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Improve Your Odds for a Long and Healthy Life

Joanne Barker

WebMD

You know the story: Somebody's 99-year-old aunt never exercised, smoked her whole life, and lived on a diet of red meat and ice cream. So why bother with healthy living, right?

"For every one person who lives a long life of unhealthy…

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Added by Right at Home DC on October 4, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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