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By Steven Reinberg
A new study finds that exercise among older adults helps ward off depression, …Continue
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By Kate Kelland / Reuters
* Alzheimer's group says 44 million people have dementia now
* Global epidemic "only getting worse" as societies age
* London G8 summit most…
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Do you feel like you're constantly making trips to the bathroom? And do you sometimes (or often) find you leak a little between trips? You're not the…Continue
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As the weather gets colder and wetter, we’re starting to hear…Continue
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It can be challenging enough to feed the Thanksgiving crowd even before you get into the nitty-gritty of your guests' dietary restrictions. But because breaking bread together is so obviously central to the day's celebrations, it…Continue
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By Loren Grush, FoxNews.com
Diagnosing someone with Alzheimer’s disease can be a long and complicated process. In addition to reviewing a patient’s full medical history, doctors must also subject individuals to…Continue
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By Steve Barlam, parentgiving.com
Seniors who travel by air know that flying can be somewhat hard on the body. Long walks in terminals, disrupted meal times and many hours sitting in a closed, crowded environment can make even the most well-planned trip feel physically taxing.
This need not be the case. By taking a handful of simple steps…Continue
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Right at Home of DC is currently seeking COMMITTED Personal Care Aides (CNA, HHA) to work throughout the District of Columbia. Preference for caregivers willing to work in the weekends (SATURDAY & SUNDAY).
If you are a…Continue
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By Cheryl Platzman Weinstock, Huffington Post
Roughly one in six Americans contracts food poisoning every year. Here's how to protect yourself.
When Claudine Rad fell ill in June,…Continue
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Taking some time out of your hectic week to put your stresses behind you and meditate may actually help preserve your mind, a new study suggests.
Researchers have long…Continue
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By Paula Spencer Scott, Caring.com
You may know the well-publicized signs of heart attack. But are other forms of heart disease creeping up on you or a loved one?
"When we think about heart disease, most people jump right to…Continue
Added by Right at Home DC on November 19, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments
Talking with a loved one about their current needs and long-term care isn't easy. A successful conversation depends upon the relationship we have with the individual, as well as their mental, emotional and physical condition.
It's easy to put off serious discussions to avoid conflict or awkward…Continue
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By: Rachael Rettner, huffingtonpost.com
Taking vitamin E or beta-carotene does not appear to reduce the risk of cancer or cardiovascular disease, according to a new review from a government-appointed panel of experts.
However, there isn't enough…Continue
Added by Right at Home DC on November 14, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments
by Martha Stettinius, caregivers.com
Since November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness month, I’d like to dedicate today’s post to answering some of the most frequently asked questions about dementia.
The statistics are staggering:
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By Elizabeth Landau, CNN
Cholesterol has long been seen as a villain for heart health, but our understanding of this beast is changing. New recommendations suggest that risk factors should determine who should receive drugs called statins to lower…Continue
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Right at Home of DC is currently seeking DC licensed Nursing Assistants or Home Health Aides for a LIVE-IN position. If you are a reliable, patient and compassionate caregiver we want to talk with you! To apply, you must have the following documents:
• DC HHA license or DC CNA…Continue
Added by Right at Home DC on November 12, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments
By Jeff Anderson, A Place for Mom
American seniors take a lot of medicine. A National Institutes of Health study found that 40% of Americans aged 65 and older take five or more prescription medications, and 90%…Continue
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By Steven Reinberg, HealthDay Reporter
(HealthDay News) -- More than 50 million Americans have …Continue
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