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Eldercare News and Views

Where do you turn  if you are in need of a home care aide for a loved one? The  NY Times reports that some states offer a matching service registry for those looking to find an aide.Visit Paula Span's New Old Age Blog post to learn more. A Better Way to Find Home Care Aides…
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5 Fun Activities For Elderly People

by: Nancy L. Brown Elderly People need to keep their mind active and stay alert so that their brain power stays strong. It is like that saying that I have heard from my late Grandma a saying that she believed in - "Use It or Lose It". So if you stay active within the mind…
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Caregiving For Elderly Parents – Decision-Making

by Sharon Elrod Caregiving for elderly parents is an increasingly searched topic on the Internet. Many of us seniors are caring for our elderly parents, some in their own homes, and some in senior living residences such as assisted living and nursing homes. No matter the living accommodations, we have the same issues to consider…
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Audio Books – The Big Wave of the Future

By Wayne Leskosky Are we losing hours in a day or are we just getting busier and having less time to do all things that we want? It has come to the point where time has become our most precious and coveted commodity, even surpassing money in many instances. How can we "get back" some…
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10 Benefits the Elderly Receive From Owning Pets

By Ryan Wentworth Pets provide their owners with love, friendship, and affection. Recent research has shown, though, that pets do much more. Owning a pet can significantly improve your physical and mental health. 1. Companionship Loneliness is a major issue for elderly people, especially for people who are socially isolated. Owning a dog, cat, or…
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Be Aware of Kidney Malfunctions

Your two kidneys are the master chemists of the body. The quality of the blood is supervised by them. In addition, they segregate damaging substances from valuable ones. They operate not merely as waste disposal units but similar to sophisticated strainers that get back beneficial substances that slip by means of the holes as well.…
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Angina Pectoris and Coronary Artery Disease in the Elderly II

By David Crumrine Risk Factors for Heart Conditions in Senior Citizens Senior citizens are usually more at risk for various heart conditions. The following are some risk factors that have been shown to correlate with CAD or other heart conditions that result in symptoms like angina: high cholesterol high blood pressure smoking diabetes obesity metabolic…
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