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November 2012 Blog Posts (28)

Elderly Can Keep Brain Healthy Just by Reading Newspapers or Writing Letters: Study

Elderly Reading Newspaper

By: Drishya Nair / counselheal.com

There are plenty of "brain training gadgets" available in the market which claim to reverse memory loss. However, these supposed "entertaining gadgets", which the companies claim are a good workout for the gray matter, are pretty expensive.

A new study…

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Added by Right at Home DC on November 28, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

5 Things You Need To Do After A Holiday Visit With Aging Parents

By: Carolyn Rosenblatt / www.forbes.com

Sometimes, there’s just no substitute for a face to face visit.  Adult children may be getting a wake-up call this season when  you visit aging parents.  Little things you can’t learn in a phone call can come to light.

Their health may be a concern…

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Added by Right at Home DC on November 28, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

"Granny pods": Inside housing alternative for aging loved ones

(CBS News) AARP says about 23 million Americans take care of their elderly parents. Many of them have to choose between letting aging parents live alone or moving them into a nursing home.

Now there's now another option that brings families closer -- even if they're not living under the same…

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Added by Right at Home DC on November 28, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Elderly Sleep Habits Are Not Too Different From Younger Adults, Study Suggests

Elderly Sleep Habits

The Huffington Post

A new study is debunking the perception that elderly people have wildly different sleep habits than their younger counterparts.

University of Pittsburgh researchers conducted a survey of 1,116 people ages 65 and older who are retired, and found that more than half of them get around 7.5 hours of…

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Added by Right at Home DC on November 27, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Positive Thinking On Aging Helps Seniors Heal

Positive Thinking

The Huffington Post |  By Shelley Emling 

Does seeing the glass half full mean you will be healthier later in life? A growing body of evidence suggests that positive thinking does correlate with less illness and longer lives. And, if…

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Added by Right at Home DC on November 27, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

9 Tips to Lower Risk of a Heart Attack or Stroke

WebMD

Many conditions, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, atrial fibrillation, or diabetes, increase your chance of having a heart attack or stroke. Take action today to lower your chances.

  1. Exercise a little each day. Moderate exercise lowers your risk of heart attack by 30% to 50%. Aim for 30 minutes…
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Added by Right at Home DC on November 20, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

What to look for when visiting an aging relative for the holidays

 

By Mary Ann Steelman of Celebration Way Assisted Living t-g.com

The holiday season is a time of year when many families and friends get together. If visiting an aging relative, be sure to notice signs that it may be time to start preparing for their future. Often, by simply observing your elderly relatives…

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Added by Right at Home DC on November 19, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

U.S. will need 52,000 more family docs by 2025: study

A doctor checks the blood pressure of a patient in downtown Los Angeles July 30, 2007. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

By Andrew M. Seaman  | Reuters Health

A growing and aging population, along with increased access to health insurance, will create the need for 52,000 more primary care doctors within the U.S. by the year 2025, according to a new study.

The researchers wanted to estimate how many such doctors the U.S. healthcare…

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Added by Right at Home DC on November 19, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Does Air Pollution Hurt Memory of Older Adults?

 

By Kathleen Doheny 

WebMD Health News

Air pollution may be bad for older brains, a new study shows.

Older adults who live in areas of…

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Added by Right at Home DC on November 19, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Memory Loss: Improve Your Memory Immediately With A Better Diet

The Huffington Post

Cognitive abilities start to decline once we enter our 40s. But changing the way you eat -- starting right now -- can improve your memory immediately, according to CBS News.

While some moments of forgetfulness are completely, recent research touts a healthy diet full of…

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Added by Right at Home DC on November 16, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Meditation Benefits: Find Out What This Easy Practice Can Do For You

The Huffington Post |  By Shelley Emling 

Transcendental meditation has been around since the 1950s, a simple practice that employs the…

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Added by Right at Home DC on November 16, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Long-term care means thriving as we get older

By Bonnie Kraham | www.recordonline.com

Aging in place is usually considered preferable to being forced to move into a long-term care facility. Elder law estate planning…

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Added by Right at Home DC on November 15, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Complete Guide to Bathing for Stroke Survivors

By Caring.com Staff

The Bed Bath

Bed baths are needed by people who are confined to bed. Baths clean, stimulate, and increase blood flow (circulation) in the skin. However, they can also dry the skin and in some instances cause chapping. Thus, you must decide how often a bed bath is needed. Your decision must be based on the situation of the…

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Added by Right at Home DC on November 15, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Are Our Aging Parents Sitting Ducks?

By Carolyn Rosenblatt www.forbes.com

Two ruthless swindlers were arrested in New York for tricking an elderly woman out of her multi-milliion-dollar property in Harlem she had owned for over 40 years.

A home care worker bilked a frail elder…

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Added by Right at Home DC on November 15, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Real Estate Business Of Buy and Sell Cheap

The information most useful for updating refers to sales of homes through in the past 3 years, so the weights construction is in place for 2010 is based on data provided by notaries on sales and purchases homes in the years 2007, 2008 and 2009. In consider to the revision of the decay model, from 2010 the model includes an extra explanatory changeable that arises from…

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Added by Andrew Willson on November 15, 2012 at 2:02am — No Comments

Meditation, Memory Loss, Alzheimer's and Aging

 

By Gordon Richman / The Washington Times

 

WASHINGTON, November 12, 2012 - Alzheimer’s is devastating and terrifying. Our grandparents…

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Added by Right at Home DC on November 13, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

MetLife: Mounting Senior Care Costs Point to Aging in Place Solution

by Alyssa Gerace / reversemortgagedaily.com

The cost of long-term care is rising in many areas, but the MetLife Mature Market Institute’s most recent senior care market survey might be good news for people who want to age in…

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Added by Right at Home DC on November 13, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

High Blood Pressure: A Highly Controllable Risk Factor That We Fail to Control

By: Glenn Braunstein / The Huffington Post

While a 140/90 blood pressure reading now would put you into a regimen of medical care, if your 75-year-old great-grandfather's numbers were 180/110, no doctor would have blinked an eye throughout the 1950s. A mere 50 years…

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Added by Right at Home DC on November 12, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Foods that keep women young

70% full after eating makes the heart 10 years younger

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Added by Right at Home DC on November 12, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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