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Aging and Medication

83% of seniors take one prescription medication. And 50% of seniors take three or more prescription medications. Changes related to medication and age: There is an increase in percentage of body weight that is fat. Seniors appear to be thinner. But they retain more body fat and have less lean muscle mass than they did…
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Septemeber 3, 2009 EldercareABC Blog Carnival

Welcome to the September 3, 2009 Eldercare Blog Carnival Almost 22 million U.S. households care for a family member over 50 that is disabled or ill.  As the boomer generation ages, so will the number of households offering care. Thankfully, we live in a time where there are new innovations that can make this labor…
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Senior Care Homes Help Elderly to Live Independently

It is not only the physical weakness that dawn once the old age arrives, but a feeling of insecurity in general also creeps in. This insecurity pertains to residence, finances, fulfillment of basic needs and other such things. The most important concern of the elderly at this age is their dignity and thus it becomes…
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August 26th EldercareABC Blog Carnival

Welcome to the August 26, 2009 edition of eldercareabc carnival. Edie Dykeman presents Home Care: Geriatric Care Managers Can Remove the Worry of Long Distant Parenting posted at Elder Care Cafe, saying, "Geriatric care managers oversee any and all areas of care of an elderly loved one, providing a sense of peace and well-being for…
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August 19th Eldercare Blog Carnival

Welcome to the August 19, 2009 edition of eldercareabc carnival. To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent that is to triumph over old age. ~Thomas B. Aldrich 3zsj5d78rw Kaye Swain presents Aging Parents Just Want Their Daily Paper! posted at SandwichINK.com, saying, "Anytime you are providing senior home care for an…
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Taking Charge Without Taking Over

Whether you are teaching your young daughter how to knit, or helping your aging mother balance her checkbook, how do you take charge without taking over? How many times have you found yourself "showing" someone how to do something by doing it for them? It's human nature. But while it might make sense to show…
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August 12th EldercareABC Carnival

Welcome to this week's carnival! As I read each week's carnival submissions, I see a common thread that unites us all.    We live in a world that promotes youth, anti-aging methods and surgery that may cure it all.  I have to wonder if old age doesn't come as quite a surprise to some?   For…
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August 5th EldercareABC Carnival

Welcome to the August 5, 2009 Eldercareabc Carnival Mary Davis presents Incontinence in the Elderly - Tips for Caregivers | Care For Your Elder posted at Care For Your Elder. Kaye Swain presents Swine Flu Tools Update for Grandparents and Senior Home Care Givers posted at SandwichINK.com, saying, "Swine Flu Info Tools for Sandwich Generation…
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Senior Assistance and Nursing Home Safety

Nursing homes provide senior assistance that many aging loved ones require, but after reading Nursing home nightmare still haunting the elderly by Cathal Gallagher I was reminded of the importance of advocating for those who cannot advocate for themselves. The article tells how Gallagher became a care assistant at Leas Cross Nursing home in 2005…
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Types of Senior Home Care Services

The desire to lead a full, independent, and dignified life is no less important when a person transitions into the older adult stage. With this in mind, the senior home care services industry has expanded in order to offer services that will enrich a person's life with personalized in-home care. These services may fall into…
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