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Preventing Slip and Falls in Your Home

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Preventing Slip and Falls in Your Home According to the National Council on Aging (, one in three older Americans falls every year. Falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries for people aged 65+. Falls can result in hip fractures, broken bones, and head inju ..

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Where Will All The People Go?

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Where Will All The People Go? We have all heard the statistics about the baby boomer population (; at the end of World War II, more babies were born in 1946 than ever before: 3.4 million, 20 percent more than in 1945. This was the beginning of the so-called “baby boom.” In 1947, another 3.8 million babies were born; 3.9 million were born in 1952; and more than 4 million were born ever ..

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Through the looking glass: A Deeper Understanding of Dementia

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Through the looking glass A Deeper Understanding of Dementia Working in the senior placement industry I deal with seniors every day, over the phone, in person, through email and texting, I feel through my interactions and spending time with the elderly population that I have a good idea of what a senior goes through on a daily basis. BOY WAS I WRONG! A few weeks ago my colleagues and I had the opportunity to experience what it feels l ..

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Making Your Home Safer

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Making Your Home Safer Independence is important to everyone, starting the day they take their first step. The feeling of freedom and having the ability to do and go anywhere is wonderful! However, as we age, we begin to lose our freedoms and even being in our own homes can become unsafe. Nearly 90% of individuals over age 65 want to stay in their home for as long as possible, according to a research report by the National Conference of S ..

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May is American Stroke Awareness Month

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

May is American Stroke Awareness Month May is American Stroke Awareness month and it is a good time to make sure you know how to keep yourself healthy and a few steps you can take to try to avoid having a stroke. It is also important to know the signs of a stroke, and what to do if you or a loved one is having a stroke. People of all age, race, creed, and color can be affected by a stroke. It is important to know how to safeguard you ..

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Eating Disorders and the Elderly

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Eating Disorders and the Elderly Anorexia nervosa, bulimia, and binge eating, these are all forms of eating disorders. Previously associated primarily with the younger set—preteens and teens—such eating disorders have unfortunately expanded to affect more individuals in midlife and beyond, as older age proves to be no barrier for disordered eating practices. When we think of eating disorders you picture a young woman, as t ..

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GoFundMe For WWII Veteran Claude and his wife Dorothy

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

This fundraiser is for a sweet couple, WWII Veteran, Claude and Dorothy Cravens, they are 88 and 86 respectively, they have been married for over 63 years and have spent the last 35 years in the same home. About 10 years ago Dorothy was diagnosed with Dementia and Claude became her primary caregiver and has been doing so ever since. Claude has done his best to take care of Dorothy and their home, but he himself is getting old and is n ..

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Dangers of Caregiver Denial

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Dangers of Caregiver Denial Denial is a normal human emotion, especially with symptoms as heartbreaking as dementia or Alzheimer’s, as no one wants to confront the disease for which there is currently no cure. But there are risks to caregiver denial. Dangers that go along with caregiver denial are two-fold. Not only is your loved one at risk; but also you, the caregiver, is at risk. It doesn’t matter how many times yo ..

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