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Improving Balance and Preventing Falls Go Hand-in-Hand

Improving Balance and Preventing Falls Go Hand-in-Hand

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Falls are the number one cause of injuries in older adults. Even a simple fall can result in a broken wrist or arm, a hip fracture or serious head and brain injuries. According to the Center for Disease Control and….

Ten Tips for Managing Medications

Ten Tips for Managing Medications

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If you take medication, especially more than one, it is easy to miss a dose or to mix up which one to take when. If you are caring for someone else, it is particularly important their medications be managed properly…..

What is the Difference Between Palliative Care and Hospice Care?

What is the Difference Between Palliative Care and Hospice Care?

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While similar in many ways, palliative and hospice care are different. Palliative care treats symptoms and the side effects of disease and treatment. It can also address emotional, social, practical, and spiritual problems that result from illness. In short, palliative….

Private Care Can Support Independent Home Living

Private Care Can Support Independent Home Living

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While the care needs of people change as they age, staying at home and living independently is often the desired goal of seniors. When elders choose to remain in their own homes, the support they need may be focused more….

Tapestry Corner – The Winter Blues and You

Tapestry Corner – The Winter Blues and You

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If you’re starting to feel glum, listless and irritable this time of year, you’re not alone. The days are shorter, holiday bills are piling up … we have hit the “winter blues” time of year. Here in New England, the….

Recognizing Depression in Seniors

Recognizing Depression in Seniors

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It is common for some people in their senior years to suffer from clinical depression, but that doesn’t make it normal. More than six million Americans 65 years of age and older are affected by depression, but perhaps as few….

Safe Driving for Seniors

Safe Driving for Seniors

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There is one thing about getting older that cannot be argued:  As we age, our driving abilities change. They may be compromised due to factors including slowing motor functions, hearing impairment, vision issues, and/or medications that can influence driving capabilities….

You Make Me Feel So Young…

You Make Me Feel So Young…

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Experts agree that efforts to stay young begin in the mind. Not being stressed about each new gray hair or wrinkle goes a long way toward a youthful outlook. Be active. Enjoy each day and the new adventures that may….

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