Archive for category: Elderly Care

How much sleep do Seniors need?

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Many seniors deal with a number of health problems related to aging — one in particular is not getting enough healthy sleep. It’s not the advancing of age per se that keeps seniors from a good night’s rest, but various sleep disorders or sleep disturbances that often come with age. As we get older, our sleep patterns […]

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8 things you need to know about Long Term Care Insurance

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Many of us don’t think about long-term care (LTC) until elderly parents need it or we come face-to-face with our own medical crisis. Myths about long-term care are legion, including “My spouse will take care of me” or “I’m too young to think about it.” Here are eight things you need to know. LTC costs […]

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Why Everything You Think About Aging May Be Wrong

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Everyone knows that as we age, our minds and bodies decline—and life inevitably becomes less satisfying and enjoyable. Everyone knows that cognitive decline is inevitable. Everyone knows that as we get older, we become less productive at work. Everyone, it seems, is wrong. The Mental Mistakes We Make With Retirement Spending The mind-set and habits […]

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The Best Exercise for Aging Muscles

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The toll that aging takes on a body extends all the way down to the cellular level. But the damage accrued by cells in older muscles is especially severe, because they do not regenerate easily and they become weaker as their mitochondria, which produce energy, diminish in vigor and number. A study published this month in […]

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To Age Well, Change How You Feel About Aging – WSJ

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To Age Well, Change How You Feel About Aging – WSJ.

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Japanese Automakers Look to Robots to Aid the Elderly

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese automakers are looking beyond the industry trend to develop self-driving cars and turning their attention to robots to help keep the country’s rapidly graying society on the move. Toyota Motor Corp said it saw the possibility of becoming a mass producer of robots to help the elderly in a country whose […]

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Aging and Isolation- Causes and Impacts

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January/February 2017 Issue Aging & Isolation — Causes and Impacts By Lauren Snedeker, LMSW Social Work Today Vol. 17 No. 1 P. 24 Many older adults experience aging as a positive time because they remain active and connected to others, but many other elders become disconnected from family, friends, and community. This article examines the […]

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Dementia on the Downslide

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Dementia on the Downslide, Especially Among People With More Education In a hopeful sign for the health of the nation’s brains, the percentage of American older adults with dementia is dropping, a new study finds. The downward trend has emerged despite something else the study shows: a rising tide of three factors that are thought […]

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Behavioral Therapy Helps More Than Certain Drugs For Dementia Patients

Behavioral Therapy Helps More Than Certain Drugs For Dementia Patients -By Ina Jaffe, NPR “When we think of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, we think of the loss of memory or the inability to recognize familiar faces, places, and things. But for caregivers, the bigger challenge often is coping with the other behaviors common in […]

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Music and Art in Memory Care for Dementia Patients

Music and Art in Memory Care for Dementia Patients -From Today’s Geriatric Medicine by Caroline Edasis, MAAT “…With no identified cure and no medications available that can permanently halt disease progression, there are limited treatment options. Finding ways to alleviate the day-to-day struggles of dementia is critically important, and focusing solely on providing physical care […]

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