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November 2015 Blog Posts (62)

Design a Retirement That Excites You

Hbr.org: By Jeff Giesea

When George Thorne walks into his medical practice in Austin Texas, he is greeted warmly by staff and makes

friendly conversation about kids and pets. An ophthalmologist for thirty-plus years, he is quick to speak fondly of…

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Added by Right at Home DC on November 30, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

How to Interview Home Care Aides

Aplaceformom.com

Finding the appropriate senior home care means not only making a decision about agencies and service plans, but

ensuring that the individual caregivers who will become such an important part…

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Added by Right at Home DC on November 30, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Science Proves That Traveling Can Boost Your Health And Overall Well-Being

Lifehack.org: David K. William

If there was a way you could improve your health and overall well-being (and that of your loved ones too), you would

take it, right?

Well, numerous studies have found taking time off to…

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12 Healthy Ways to Keep Your Mind Off Rejection or Failure

Lifehack.org: By Kyle B. Hart

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Failure is earth shattering.  It can halt all of your momentum, crumble your foundation of faith, and cripple you

emotionally. At times failure can be so paralyzing that you feel there is no way out. You might find yourself…

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9 Things To Remember If You Love Someone With Asthma

Lifehack.org: By Brian Wu

Does one of your friends or loved ones have asthma?  This can be a difficult condition to live with — both for the

asthmatics and those who care…

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Added by Right at Home DC on November 25, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Caregiving Is A Small World After All

Huffingtonpost.com: By Sherri Snelling

I grew up in Southern California and this meant annual birthday trips to Disneyland. To this day it still ranks as one of

my happiest places on earth. One of my favorite rides at the…

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Added by Right at Home DC on November 25, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Science Says One Night Of Poor Sleep Equals Six Months On A High-Fat Diet

Lifehack.org: By David K. William

You might have read the title of this post and incredulously wondered how on earth one night of poor sleep equals six

months on a high-fat diet. Well, it all has to do with our insulin sensitivity.…

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Added by Right at Home DC on November 25, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

MRSA in the Elderly: Symptoms & Prevention

Aplaceformom.com

At Queen Anne Healthcare, a Seattle-based long-term care facility, it's not uncommon for one or two of the 125

residents to be in isolation at any given time. The reason: they're recovering from a drug-resistant infection.

The affected…

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Added by Right at Home DC on November 25, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)

Aplaceformom.com

Known as a "warning stroke," a transient ischemic attack (TIA) often comes and goes so quickly that the affected

person may not even be aware they've had one. Yet medical experts stress it is vitally important for a person who…

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Added by Right at Home DC on November 25, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

3 Tips for Boomers to Manage Multigenerational Workforces

Nextavenue.org: Maria Black

If you’re a boomer manager at a firm or nonprofit or a small business owner, you may be experiencing some workplace

challenges handling a three-generation…

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Added by Right at Home DC on November 23, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Scientists Say the Assumption That Men Suffer More From Heart Attack Puts Women’s Health at Risk

Lifehack.org: By Robert Locke

Do you think that gender will not make any difference to your chances of survival after a heart attack? Wrong! You

probably assume that whether you are a man or a woman, you will get the same…

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Added by Right at Home DC on November 23, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

WHAT? Scientists Say We Can Benefit From Aging!

Lifehack.org: By Chris Haigh

Society at large tells us to fear aging – we have entire industries built upon it (hello anti-wrinkle cream industry and

age-related hair-dye conglomerates) and happiness within the media is correlated to beauty, health, and…

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Elderly Insomnia: Causes & Treatment

Aplaceformom.com

Everyone experiences an occasional restless night. But for those who toss and turn regularly, the inability to sleep

can be a source of intense frustration and may even have serious consequences. Sleep is just as essential as air,

water or…

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Added by Right at Home DC on November 23, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Elder Abuse: Who Can You Speak to About It?

Nextavenue.org: By Shefali Luthra

Elder abuse, which can take the form of sexual or emotional abuse, physical violence and even financial manipulation,

affects at least 10 percent of older…

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Added by Right at Home DC on November 20, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Elderly Pneumonia: Prevention & Care

Aplaceformom.com

In 2010, pneumonia, combined with influenza, was the eighth leading cause of death in the United Sates, according to

the National Center for Health Statistics. On top of this, 1 out of 20 adults who get pneumonia dies, according to…

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Added by Right at Home DC on November 20, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Grieving the Loss of a Spouse & Finding Peace

Aplaceformom.com

"By the time my husband died," Eileen A. remembers, "I had already experienced much of my grieving because the

man I had nursed through his cancer was not the same man I'd been married to for fifty-four years."

Eileen, now 88, met Roy…

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12 Important Things to Remember About Crohn’s Disease

Lifehack.org: By Brian Wu

If someone in your life has Crohn’s disease, you might be curious about what exactly this condition is and what kind

of problems that it brings. But you might be nervous about bringing the subject up or talking about it with your friend…

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Is Gluttony the Real Culprit in Our National Obesity Epidemic?

Caringnews.com

If you're like many of us, November and December bring an unwanted holiday gift: a few extra pounds that

show up when we step on the scale in January! Maybe you even got a…

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Added by Right at Home DC on November 19, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

5 Ways to Make Sure Your Parents Are Safe In Bad Weather

Nextavenue.org: By Jasmine Dyoco

You can't control Mother Nature, but certain precautions are important

Lately, it seems our headlines have been filled with stories about Mother Nature…

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Added by Right at Home DC on November 19, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Activities for Dementia Patients

aplaceformom.com

Connecting with others is at the core of being human - and it's something that doesn't change when a person has

dementia. We're often asked what are good activities for dementia patients. It's important to know that there are

many…

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Added by Right at Home DC on November 19, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

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