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Staying Active in Your Golden Years

Click HERE to read this article by Michelle Owen from the ACLS Library highlighting the benefits and importance of exercise for older people to maintain cardio health, and creative ways to incorporate daily exercises into your schedule:      

TED TALKS Video on Caring for Aging Parents

Published in 2014, this informative TED Talks video features Jane Everson of ACAP (Adult Children of Aging Parents) and Frances Hall who discuss challenges and concerns of caring for aging parents. In this clip they cite 31 million adult children who are caregivers for aging parents. They offer insight on topics such as long distance

November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

From the National Institute on Aging — Early Stages of Alzheimer’s: The first symptoms of Alzheimer’s vary from person to person. For many, difficulty with tasks like word-finding, vision/spatial issues, and impaired reasoning or judgment, may signal the very early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Typically, Alzheimer’s progresses in three stages: Mild Alzheimer’s Disease—at this stage,

The Benefits of Occupational Therapy

Science Daily has posted an intriguing study that cites a measurable reduction in hospital readmission rates for patients recovering from heart failure, pneumonia, and acute myocardial infraction.     READ MORE >>> here

Prescription Medication Abuse

Here’s an important article posted by NIH Senior Health that reports on which medications those 60 and older are likely to abuse.   Commonly Abused Medications The types of prescription medications most commonly abused by people of any age are: opioids, which are strong painkillers depressants, which are used to treat anxiety and sleep disorders stimulants,

Who’s Spending More on Life Care?

Nextavenue.org reports some unexpected stats on End-of–Life Care:     Read more: http://www.nextavenue.org/younger-old-spending-more-end-of-life-care/

Alzheimer’s & Pain

From HealthDay News–a new study that reports critical information about Alzheimer’s and how the body processes pain:  

Artery Disease: Facts You Should Know

Please take a moment to read a health bulletin posted by NIHSeniorHealth on peripheral artery disease, risk factors, and prevention:  

Elder Abuse Awareness – Part 2

As a follow-up to June’s post, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, here are a couple of informational pieces that shed light on statistics, types of abuse such as psychological and financial, and the complicated nature of the relationship between a caregiver and their loved one. As disturbing as many of these cases are, it’s imperative

June 15th: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

  June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day! Take a moment to read Aging Life Care Association’s article:        

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