Monthly Archives: May 2013

Women’s Heart Disease

More women die from heart disease than the next 4 causes combined, including all forms of cancer.  Check out the American Heart Association website for more information on women’s heart disease including  your risk, how to live healthy and how … Continue reading

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Lifestyle Change Not Diet

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 70 % of Americans over the age of 45 are overweight and 33% are obese!  However, dieting isn’t something that we do, it’s a lifestyle. Now is the time to start looking … Continue reading

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5 Things Caregivers Must Know About Diabetes

Geriatric diabetes is not as well understood as it is for the pediatric population. Treating a 40-year-old the same way as an 80-year-old is inappropriate.  The diabetic patient’s family and physicians may not think about other complications such as heart disease, stroke, hypertension, … Continue reading

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Caregivers Help Avoid Depression

Depression has become a major problem among older adults, and most people believe it is a natural consequence of aging. However, it has been proven that senior citizens can remain happy as they age. Caregivers can play a major role … Continue reading

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Older American’s Month Statistics

JFK designated May 1963 as Senior Citizens Month, encouraging the nation to pay tribute to older people across the country. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter changed the name to Older Americans Month, a time to celebrate those 65 and older … Continue reading

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Care Giving Tips

It isn’t unusual for people with Alzheimer’s to behave inappropriately in public at times. And often that leads to embarrassment for the caregiver. For example, the person may become agitated and make scenes in public, causing people to stare. This … Continue reading

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Caring for Dementia is Not Easy

Caring for people with Alzheimer’s and dementia is no easy task, but there are plenty of ways to make life a little easier for both patients and caregivers.  Please read the attached article for personal stories from patients of Alzheimer’s and their … Continue reading

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Depression and Dementia Linked

A new study finds that depression is associated with subsequent vascular dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, conditions poised to expand dramatically with the aging population.  The researchers found that depressed older adults (defined as those over age 50) were more than twice … Continue reading

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May is Older Americans Month!

May is Older Americans Month! Check out the ACL’s newsletter in designation to this month; including information on Medicare and upcoming Administration for Community Living meetings. Click here to view newsletter.

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