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Too Many Pills for Aging Patients Overmedication of the elderly is an all too common problem, a public health crisis that compromises the well-being of growing numbers of older adults. Many take fistfuls of prescription and over-the-counter medications on a regular basis, risking serious and sometimes fatal side effects and…

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Celine Dion: Singer, Spousal Caregiver, Example of Strength Celine Dion has received a great deal of attention recently as she plans to resume her regular performances in Las Vegas later this week. Around this time last year, Dion announced a hiatus from her Vegas shows and cancellation of her tour…

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With winter months approaching, it’s time to put the golf clubs and short sleeve shirts away, and break out the winter coats.  It’s also time to start thinking about winter safety, especially when it comes to the elderly. According the National Institute of Health, more than 1 in 3 Americans…

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Urinary Tract Infections in the Elderly Urinary tract infections (UTI) aren’t just a nuisance – they can cause serious health problems. A urinary tract infection happens when bacteria in the bladder or kidney multiplies in the urine. Left untreated, a urinary tract infection can become something more serious than merely…

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The Good (and Bad) News about Living Longer American life expectancy has just reached an all-time high—78.8 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Of course, there’s more to the story than just one statistic. Other conclusions from the CDC report include: Common killers are becoming…

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This Personality Trait Could Double Your Risk of Alzheimer’s Anger, guilt, worry and jealousy; a quartet of traits often experienced multiple times during different phases of the caregiver’s journey. But women for whom these so-called “neurotic” traits are the norm in middle age may find that their risk for developing…

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Knowing Your Risk for Vision Loss Damage to the Lens & Optic Nerves Increases Vision Loss Risk We don’t know the exact mechanism, but there is thought to be a somewhat greater risk of cataracts and glaucoma in patients with diabetes, says Lloyd Paul Aiello, M.D., Ph.D., professor of ophthalmology at Harvard Medical…

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Amlodipine and Death/Stroke Incidence Diabetes & Heart Health There’s new information about how to protect your heart. A segment of the Anglo-Scandinavian Cardiac Outcomes Trial looked at the effect of two kinds of antihypertension drugs on the heart health of people with type 2 diabetes.The results were so dramatic that the study…

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Causes of Diabetic Retinopathy What Causes Diabetic Retinopathy? There are two forms of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. In people with type 1 diabetes, mild abnormalities in the retina begin to appear an average of seven years after the diabetes begins, but damage that threatens vision usually does not develop until much…

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Automatic Fall Detection: A New Way to Call for Help What if there’s a fall and nobody’s there to help? Even when a caregiver makes diligent efforts to prevent their elderly parent from falling, falls are often inevitable. Falls can result from a variety of conditions such as mobility, difficulty…