Dec 2016

6 Things Working Alzheimer's Caregivers Should Know

Over half of all caregivers reportedly work full time with 12% working part time and 9% reporting they had to quit their job due to caregiving responsibilities. As the baby boomer numbers continue to…

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Medications That Increase the Risk for Falls in Seniors

Falls are a leading cause of hospitalizations and serious injuries in adults 65 and older. Many studies have been able to identify risk factors and pose prevention solutions to modifiable risk for falls-such…

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Tips for Safe Exercise for Seniors

As an Alzheimer’s caregiver, you may be aware of the importance of a regular exercise routine for Alzheimer’s prevention. But did you know that the older you are, the higher the risk of injury…

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8 Tips on Walking for Exercise from Harvard Health

Autumn may just be the best time of year to get out and start a regular walking routine. Now that the weather has begun to cool off, and the trees are starting to show off their brilliant fall colors;…

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Falls Prevention Day-September 22nd

September 22nd 2016 is the 9th annual Falls Prevention Day, according to the National Council on Aging (NCOA). This is an event that is launched each year to improve the awareness of just how many fall…

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The ABC's of Constipation/Tips for Caregivers-Part III (Laxatives)

When it comes to the need for taking laxatives for constipation, which type are best and when are they really needed? There are various types of over the counter and prescription laxatives. If your loved…

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The ABC’s of Constipation/Tips for Caregivers-Part II

Causes of constipation continued from The ABC’s of Constipation Part I Diseases of the digestive system-such as irritable bowel syndrome can cause intermittent bouts of constipation and diarrhea. Aging-…

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The ABC’s of Constipation/Tips for Caregivers-Part I

As we age, many systems of the body begin to slow down, including the elimination system. Most seniors have experienced constipation from time to time, but there are many factors that can make constipation…

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