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Right at Home DC's Blog – May 2013 Archive (21)

7 Tips to Help Beat Your Aging Parent's Loneliness

Carolyn RosenblattForbes.com

Is your aging parent lonely?

Isolation and loneliness are widespread among our elders.  It may…

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Added by Right at Home DC on May 28, 2013 at 11:00am — 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…

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Added by Right at Home DC on May 23, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

10 Smart Swaps for Your Next Cookout

It's finally barbecue season. I'm always surprised that many of my patients who work hard throughout the winter to look and feel good in a bathing suit wind…

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Added by Right at Home DC on May 23, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Vitamin B may help fend off Alzheimer’s in elderly

Nick Collins, The National Post

Elderly people could stave off Alzheimer’s disease by taking supplements of B vitamins, after they were found to reduce the brain shrinkage associated with the disease…

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Added by Right at Home DC on May 23, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Mediterranean Diet Appears To Boost Aging Brain Power

Mediterranean Diet Brain

The Huffington Post  |  By Shelley Emling 

Built on a foundation of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and fish, the Mediterranean diet has been associated with everything…

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Added by Right at Home DC on May 23, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Treating Dementia Costs More Than Treating Cancer, Study Says

Treating Dementia Costs More Than Treating Cancer, Study Says

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Added by Right at Home DC on May 22, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Oral Allergy Treatment May Ease Asthma, Hay Fever

By Amy Norton, HealthDay Reporter

Spring is here, and so are seasonal allergies. For the millions who suffer from hay fever or asthma in the United States, a new under-the-tongue treatment may hold promise.

Pills and drops designed to desensitize the immune system to allergens could bring some of these…

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Added by Right at Home DC on May 21, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Music Therapy Could Ease Anxiety In Patients With Respiratory Failure, Study Finds

The Huffington Post

For critically ill patients who need ventilator support, listening to some favorite tunes could help quell anxiety levels, according to a new study.

Researchers from Ohio State University found…

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Added by Right at Home DC on May 21, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Help your parents get home care

The right home care can make it possible for many seniors to age in place.

The vast majority of Americans want to live at home for as long as possible: Nearly 90% of people over the age of…

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Added by Right at Home DC on May 20, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Heart Attacks at 65 and Older: The Symptoms Aren’t Always What You’d Think

Dear Dr. K:

My 88-year-old mother who has Alzheimer’s dementia just had…

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Added by Right at Home DC on May 20, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Blood Sugar Too High? Blood Sugar Too Low?

By Stephanie Stephens, guest contributor to Caring.com

If you have diabetes, your blood sugar doesn't call your cell phone and say, "My readings are too high right now." Instead, blood sugar rises slowly and gradually, causing complications that may damage your organs -- heart, eyes, kidneys, nerves, feet, and even skin are…

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Added by Right at Home DC on May 20, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

What Are Common Symptoms Of Allergies?

Rodney Taylor, M.D / ABC News

Question: What are common symptoms of allergies?

Answer: Allergies are caused by an imbalance in a person's immune system resulting from exposure to an environmental substance or allergen which when present may cause a wide range of symptoms. When a person is allergic…

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Added by Right at Home DC on May 14, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Helping Seniors Learn New Technology

Anita Monik, standing, and Emilia Rysinka attend a technology class for seniors offered by OATS (Older Adults Technology Services) in New York City.

OATS

Anita Monik, standing, and Emilia Rysinka attend a technology class for seniors offered by OATS (Older Adults Technology Services) in New York City.

Several years ago Garrison…

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Added by Right at Home DC on May 14, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Some Seniors Could Be Driven Out Of Medicare Program By Attempts To Curb Costs

Medical News Today

The rising cost of Medicare can be cut through strategies such as increasing premiums and raising the eligibility age, but those moves could drive many elderly Americans from the program, leaving them…

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Added by Right at Home DC on May 14, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Exercise Is Protective Against Breast Cancer By Affecting Estrogen Metabolism

Exercise Breast Cancer

Huffington Post

Exercise may lower a woman's risk of breast cancer by affecting the way her body breaks down estrogen, according to a new study in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers &…

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Added by Right at Home DC on May 14, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

1 in 8 boomers reports memory loss

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Added by Right at Home DC on May 10, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Health Questions For Mom: Six Things To Ask About Her Medical History

The Huffington Post |  By Sarah Klein

Most moms could probably recite their child's medical history from day one. They keep…

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Added by Right at Home DC on May 9, 2013 at 2:36pm — No Comments

Brain Teaser Games May Slow Aging Mind

Brain Games Aging

By: Denise Chow, LiveScience Staff Writer

Challenging yourself with a brain-teasing game for just two hours a week may help slow the degree of mental decay associated with the natural aging process, a new study finds.

Researchers at the University of Iowa in Iowa City conducted a study of 681…

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Added by Right at Home DC on May 7, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Mediterranean Diet May Lower Heart Disease Risk

Mediterranean Diet May Lower Heart Disease Risk

Findings from a …

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Added by Right at Home DC on May 7, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Client Services Coordinator - RN/LPN Position Available



Right at Home of DC is currently seeking a LPN or RN to be our Client Services Coordinator in Washington, DC.  Send cover letters and resumes to…

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Added by Right at Home DC on May 6, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

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