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Wallet Smarts That Preserve an Older Adult’s Dignity and Security A loved one who lives with a family caregiver probably has little need to carry a wallet or pocketbook — but that doesn’t mean that many older adults don’t want to continue the habit. A purse or wallet, after all,…

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Watch the Salt!!  The Health Risks of a High Sodium, Low Potassium Diet The news is alarming and, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a change in diet is a must: Americans who eat a diet high in sodium and low in potassium have a 50 percent increased risk…

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Safety Tips For Seniors Safety both in and out of the home is a top priority for elders and there are many simple safety steps that will reduce the risk of accidents and abuse. Here are 40 safety tips to make aging in place easier, safer and more enjoyable: Fall…

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A Lifetime of Memories Vanish for Hockey Legend Stan Mikita On Monday night, the Chicago Blackhawks won their first Stanley Cup championship on home ice in 77 years. Unlike other Hawks fans and hockey enthusiasts, NHL veteran Stan Mikita is not participating in the celebration. In fact, he is completely…

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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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 Most People with Alzheimer’s Aren’t Being Told Their Diagnosis If you or someone you love was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, would you want to know? According to a new report from the Alzheimer’s Association, the majority of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia may not have a…

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 Common Drug Ineffective in Early Alzheimer’s A recent study conducted by researchers in the U.S. has found that memantine, the generic form of a common Alzheimer’s drug called Namenda, has no appreciably salutary effect on people who have mild Alzheimer’s. Read Full Article (Reuters)   Source: agingcare.com Contact Pure Home Care…

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 Night Strokes Not Being Treated With Most Effective Medicine Imagine that an elder you are caring for wakes up one morning and has trouble getting out of bed because their right side is numb. They might even have trouble communicating what is wrong because they can’t seem to formulate coherent…

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 Too Much of Good Thing: Elders Getting Colonoscopies With Dangerous Frequency  Getting a colonoscopy once every ten years has become somewhat of a necessary evil for those people over 50 years old who wish to stay healthy and cancer-free. Despite the discomfort and mild embarrassment associated with the procedure, many…

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For Cardiac Patients, Working Harder Is Smarter For seniors recovering from a heart attack, a surprising new finding: Quick bursts of activity actually may be better than slow and steady exercise. Normally, doctors frown on cardiac patients doing any sort of activity that spikes their heart rates. But researchers at…