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Right at Home DC's Blog – December 2016 Archive (38)

Four Steps to Feeling Better about Yourself

Huffingtonpost.com: By Tchlkl Davis

What gives you a sense of self-worth?

Data from my …

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Added by Right at Home DC on December 23, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Make your day easy – tackle your morning routine!

Lifehack.org: By Tyler Trevaskis

It wasn’t long ago that I was a teenager with very few responsibilities: school and cleaning, my room were pretty much

it. This gave me plenty of time to sleep-in and ignore all advice for how much sleep was necessary for…

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5 Proven Ways to Stop Low Back Pain

Everydayhealth.com: By Nancie George

Low back pain affects about 80 percent of us at some point, according to the National Institute of Neurological

Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). It's the…

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Breaking Down Walls Between Medicine and Personal Care

Nextavenue.org: By Howard Gleckman

Imagine an 85-year-old woman who suffers from heart failure, arthritis and has some dementia. She is still living at

home, but needs help. Doctors treat her medical conditions. Her daughter and a home health aide provide…

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Darkest Hours: Shedding Light on Depression in Older Adults

Huffingtonpost.com: By Margaret Danllovich

The longest night and shortest day of the year is coming soon on December 21. With longer dark…

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Added by Right at Home DC on December 22, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

The Signs of Seasonal Affective Disorder

Everydayhealth.com: By Beth W. Orenstein

People who find they have mild to severe depression when the days grow shorter in fall and winter may have seasonal

affective disorder (SAD) — sometimes called the winter blues. 

“SAD is more common in women and…

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Added by Right at Home DC on December 22, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

The Power and Potential of Purposeful Aging

Nextavenue.org: By Paul Irving

During a presidential campaign that exposed the deep divisions plaguing our nation, barely a word was said about a

powerful demographic trend that could actually be a unifying force: the …

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Uncover the Hidden Messages in the Actions You Take

 

Lifehack.org: By Shawn Schweier

People have the ability to change with a new insight or idea, but what happens when you are telling yourself through

your actions all of the wrong things?

Communication is always happening and most of what is…

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Added by Right at Home DC on December 22, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

How to Deal with Decision Making at Tough Crossroads of Life

Lifehack.org: By Corrine Lin

Crossroads.

That is one of the few words I regularly used (too much) in my early twenties. Why? I was at a stage when I was

presented with multiple directions to choose, yet not wise or experienced enough…

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Loneliness: A Growing Health Threat for Older Adults

Nextaevnue.org: By Emily Gurnon

When Sol Moran, 63, left her home in Puerto Rico to move to Minneapolis, things initially went well. She enjoyed being

closer to her son, who lived in a nearby suburb, and she had a job she enjoyed. Then Moran got hit with…

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5 Questions Everyone Should Ask Before Choosing a Medicare Plan

Grandparents.com: By Ellen Breslau

When age 64 rolls around, all of a sudden you're inundated with Medicare information. The problem is, it all seems so

complicated and it's hard to know which Medicare option is best. "The point of Medicare is to…

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5 Physical Signs You May Be Depressed

Nextavenue.org: By Therese Borchard

Do these questions sound familiar?

  • Are you tired or fatigued?
  • Do you have trouble falling asleep?
  • Do you have little interest in doing things you once enjoyed?
  • Do you feel sad,…
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Added by Right at Home DC on December 21, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

8 Important Diabetes Tests to Get Regularly

Everydayhealth.com: By Marie Suszynski

Type 2 diabetes can affect every part of your body, from your eyes to …

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Added by Right at Home DC on December 16, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

7 Questions to Ask Your Dietitian After a Diabetes Diagnosis

Everydayhealth.com: By Kelly Kennedy

A diabetes diagnosis can feel scary and overwhelming. That's why it's so important to have a great healthcare team to

support and help you start managing your condition right away. If you haven't received one, ask your…

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How to Practice Mindfulness to Stress Less During the Holidays

Nextavenue.org: By Barb DePree

Life is messy and sometimes chaotic. At no time is this more true than during the holidays.

All the demands of the holidays — the shopping, cooking, partying and gathering — will simply be heaped on top of

our already overflowing…

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Longevity: The Economic Opportunity of Our Lifetime

Nextavenue.org: By Andy Sieg

As we live longer, our society is being transformed in ways we couldn’t have imagined. It’s vital that individuals and

businesses recognize the tremendous potential of this…

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Exercising With Diabetes Complications: How to Get Moving

Everydayhealth.com: By Doug Donaldson

Exercise is an essential part of managing type 2 diabetes. It can help you control your blood sugar, manage your

weight, and improve your overall health. Diabetes complications like …

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Added by Right at Home DC on December 15, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

8 Simple Ways to Give – and Why Giving’s Good for You

Everydayhealth.com: By Therese Borchard

Winston Churchill once said, “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”

Giving feels good. We’ve all experienced that high from doing something good: donating our used books to the…

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Why We Need to Pour Creativity Into Our Elder Care Systems

Nextavenue.org: By Anne Basting 

“Sometimes we’re the only person they see all day,” said Johnny, the Meals on Wheels deliverer who graciously let

me shadow him on his route, “Can you imagine that?” Johnny is exactly what Meals…

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15 Essential Keys to True Happiness

Huffingtonpost.com: By Elyse Santllll

Happiness is an art that can be learned. Instead of sitting around waiting for joy to descend upon you or searching for

fulfillment in all the wrong places,…

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