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December 2015 Blog Posts (55)

10 Ways to Boost Your Weight Loss Productivity

Lifehack.org: By Sally Symonds

How productive are you in your most commonly inhabited environments? For most of us, this is either work or home.

By making sure that your surroundings are conducive to healthy decisions and…

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The Steep Cost of Brain Injury Recovery

Nextavenue.org: By Chandi Edmonds

Of course, you don’t have to be famous to get a brain injury. But the steep costs of recovery may hinder or prohibit

the best outcomes for anyone with a traumatic brain injury who does not have the resources of celebrity…

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Time to End Forced Retirement?

Nextavenue.org: By Kerry Hannon

A few weeks ago I was at a dinner for the kick-off to a three-day program in New York City I attended called Age…

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Cardiac Arrest Victims May Be Ignoring Life-Saving Warning Signs

Huffingtonpost.com: By Lauran Neergaard

"By the time the 911 call is made, it's much too late for at least 90 percent of…

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13 Ways To Keep Your Sanity Over The Next Two Weeks

Huffingtonpost.com: By Ann Brenoff

Can we all agree that holidays are stressful? The calendar fills up, there are more tugs on our time and wallets, and at

the end we…

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How Dancing Lifted Me Out of Depression

Nextavenue.org: By Elizabeth Wray

The movement flows from shoulder to elbow, to wrist and hand, our raised arms propelling us like mythic birds in

flight. In the Brooklyn community center, we are warming up before our Cuban salsa class, following our teacher

across the floor,…

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Are Doctors Ready to Talk About End-of-Life Care?

Nextavenue.org: By Richard Harris

About to board a flight back to his district, Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., is downright effusive, calling a health care

policy that takes effect Jan. 1 “profound” and nothing short of “revolutionary.” On that date, Medicare will…

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Moving to Senior Care: Settling In

Aplaceformom.com: By Jeannette Franks

Moving seniors is never as simple as we'd like. You may think your job is done once the move date for your loved one

is set. But…

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Added by Right at Home DC on December 17, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Assisted Living vs. Nursing Home Care

Aplaceformom.com

One of the most common questions families ask A Place for Mom is "how do we know when it's…

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9 Ways To Be Good To Yourself -- Starting Today

Huffingtonpost.com: By Mara Karpel

 

"Before you can love others, you must love yourself first." This is a platitude that we hear time and again. But, when it

comes down to it, the idea of loving oneself is a foreign concept…

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10 Fitness Hacks to Enhance Your Health and Everyday Life

Lifehack.org: By Alice Morell

In our busy, stress-filled lives, the most important thing we can do is take care of ourselves. With all of the craziness

in our schedules, it can be hard to find time to do what’s necessary to make sure we are staying healthy…

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6 Steps You Should Take If You've Lost Your Job

Grandparents.com: By Ellen Breslau

If you find yourself unhappily unemployed, here's what you can do to move forward.

Being out of work is never easy, but it can be particularly difficult if you…

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Added by Right at Home DC on December 16, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Why Grateful People Live Longer And Lead A Happier Life

Lifehack.org: By Gia Ganesh

Thank You! Thank You and Thank You!! We say it on a daily basis almost out of courtesy at times or to display our

good mannerisms and at times when we truly feel thankful. A bigger version of this is played out on “Giving…

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Give Elders and Their Caregivers the Support They Deserve

Nextavenue.org: By Ai-jen Poo

Every day, at least 10,000 Americans turn 65. When we imagine the future, most of us envision ourselves living life

on our own terms, in our homes and communities, connected to the people we love, even as we become more…

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6 Signs You're a Laid-back Mother-in-Law

Grandparents.com: By Sally Stich

Snippy comments or curt replies from a daughter-in-law typically prompt one of two things from a well-meaning

mother-in-law: You either turn on the frost and snap back, or you take it in stride and avoid…

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The 4 Foods That Will Steady Your Blood Sugar

Huffingtonpost.com: By Sara Schwaitz

Wondering what blood sugar has to do with you, if you don't have diabetes? Keeping your blood sugar levels as steady

as possible now may help you avoid getting…

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Added by Right at Home DC on December 15, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

The Overuse of Antipsychotics in Dementia Care

Nextavenue.org: By Mike Good

When you’re new to a complex disease such as Alzheimer’s or another type of dementia, it’s nearly impossible to

know what’s right and what’s wrong.

All of our lives, we have put our trust in the medical professionals who…

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Pacemaker Information for Seniors

Aplaceformom.com

It's only about the size of a matchbook, but the life-altering effects of a pacemaker can't be overstated. Whether a

patient's heart rate is erratic because of a…

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Legal Planning for Seniors

Aplaceformom.com

As seniors age, difficult decisions may eventually need to be made. If they…
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Fixing Social Security: Everyone Needs to Pitch In

Nextavenue.org: By Sylvester J. Schieber

One of the substantive issues that occasionally has arisen in the presidential debates is what to do about Social

Security.…

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Added by Right at Home DC on December 14, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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