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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:      

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,

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,

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:  

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:        

Special Announcement

  For the month of May, we’re celebrating Life Care Managers! The blog will be devoted to all aspects of the profession–roles and responsibilities; relationships with clients; a growing demand for professional assistance from Life Care Managers, and more.

To the Caring Side of Health Care

A moving piece posted by author J.J. Colagrande: To the Caring Side of Health Care Spending time in a rehab facility is stressful. It’s hard to navigate all the care and cogs involved in cleaning, feeding, healing, and caring for our loved ones. At times it’s frustrating but after spending hours and hours and hours in

7 Warning Signs That Aging Loved Ones Need Help

A great article recently posted by Aging Life Care Association that outlines the warning signs to be aware of when caring for an older loved one: As a Record Number of Seniors Are Living Alone, Aging Experts Offer 7 Warning Signs to Look for During Summer Visits to Older Family Members and Friends As millions of

Home-Based Care & Mental Health

In the New York Times blog The New Old Age Paula Span examines the challenges for elders who seldom leave their homes while receiving home care assistance. Highlighting a report from JAMA Internal Medicine, the numbers are significant showing that almost two million Americans over 65 rarely leave their homes, while six million are categorized

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