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What Joy Loverde Wants You to Know About Going Back to School

If you live and work near Denver and Boulder, Colorado you are one of the lucky ones. Have you heard about Active Minds™? Since 2002, a few educators began reading poetry in a church basement; soon after their agenda included educational courses focusing on contemporary global issues, historical themes, music appreciation, great decisions and foreign…
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Eldercare Tips from Elder Options of Texas

by Cheryl Culbertson Elder care is a growing area of healthcare concerned with providing medical and other services for the rapidly growing, aging population most often persons 65 years of age and older. Given the choice, most elders would prefer to continue to live in their own homes known as aging in place. Unfortunately the…
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New Nursing Home Resource

Denise Tyler, Ph.D Millions of Americans live in nursing homes and millions more receive short-term care from one after a hospital stay.  But the current healthcare reform debate has largely ignored nursing home care. This is due, in part, to a lack of data about how and why that care is given. As we move…
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Geriatric Care

Geriatric care management is such a system that assists elder adults and their relatives to deal with age-related conditions. It is also called Elder Care. There are some other care system options available in the United States for elder people including helping living, nursing home, elder day care, elder societies, and old adult home care.…
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Elderly Parents – Why Don't They Let Me Help Them?

One of the reasons that it is so difficult to care for your aging parent is that they often times refuse you help. This is so frustrating! All you want to do is to help them and they act like an irrational child! Your reaction causes them to get upset which causes you to get…
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Controversial News About Anti Aging Vitamin D

Chances are, by now you've heard SOMETHING about the anti aging benefits of Vitamin D. This little miracle vitamin (specifically Vitamin D3) has been getting a lot of press lately. If you haven't heard about the benefits of Vitamin D, here is a brief list: inhibits inflammation (major cause of aging) maintains calcium balance helps…
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Potentials of a Parkinson’s Disease Physical Therapy

Two areas of physical therapy are Geriatric physical therapy and Neurological physical therapy. Geriatrics focus on the conditions that affect many people as they grow older - arthritis, osteoporosis, cancer, Alzheimer's disease, hip and joint replacement, balance disorders, incontinence, Parkinson's and more. Neurological PT focus on individuals who have a neurological disorder or disease -…
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Alzheimer's Challenges

Hudson, Wisconsin (population 11,913) is a typical Midwestern river town. In particular, Hudson is safe:  On a scale of one to 10, with one being the lowest, Hudson's violent crime rate is two. Hudson is where Claire and Betty Erickson grew up, married, raised their children, and prospered for 51 joyous years.  Claire was the…
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