Monthly Archives: January 2014

“Another Country” Navigating the Emotional Terrain of Our Elders

January 29th, 2014 (No Comments)

“Another Country” Navigating the Emotional Terrain of Our Elders Recommended Reading from Choice Connections of Virginia “Another Country” by Mary Pipher Navigating the Emotional Terrain of Our Elders Mary Pipher, author of the bestselling and groundbreaking Reviving Ophelia, which charts the troubled passage of girls into adolescence, has nimbly covered yet another psychological passage: that […]

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The Truth about Seniors and Romance

January 29th, 2014 (No Comments)

The Truth about Seniors and Romance, by Anthony Cirillo guest contributor to Caring.com There is a tendency toward age bias in our society. Typical stereotypes are that seniors are “slow” or have poor memory, for example. There are also misconceptions surrounding Seniors and romance.  Lets examine a few of them. Misconception: When you’re old, relationships […]

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Increase Your Chances of Avoiding a Heart Attack: Advice for your loved one in Assisted Living

January 29th, 2014 (No Comments)

Increase Your Chances of Avoiding a Heart Attack: Advice for your loved one in Assisted Living Last month, a report by the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology recommended extending statin drugs to a wider pool of people to prevent heart attacks as well as strokes. Previously, a high cholesterol level was the […]

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Seniors: Aging Factor For Heart Disease

January 29th, 2014 (No Comments)

Seniors: Aging Factor For Heart Disease Your heart is a strong muscle about the size of the palm of your hand. Just like an engine makes a car go, the heart keeps your body running. The heart pumps oxygen-rich blood through a network of blood vessels called arteries (taking blood away from the heart) and […]

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Recommended Reading: The Crown of Life Society

January 3rd, 2014 (No Comments)

 Recommended Reading: The Crown of Life Society About the book: Golden years? Career criminals and one-time opportunists are scheming to strip that gold from elderly people…Darryl, the greaser who worms his way into the heart and home of the frail Esther, hell-bent to drain her bank account…Harry, the charmer who checks the obituaries and puts […]

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New Year’s Resolutions: Time for a Caregiver Attitude Adjustment?

January 3rd, 2014 (No Comments)

By Carol Bradley Bursack   New Year’s Resolutions: Time for a Caregiver Attitude Adjustment? How long has it been since you’ve distanced yourself from caregiving long enough to decide what is good for you? How long has it been since you’ve had guilt-free breaks from the needs of others, so that you can actually relax? How long has […]

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What You Should Know and Do this Flu Season If You Are 65 Years and Older

January 3rd, 2014 (No Comments)

From CDC What You Should Know and Do this Flu Season If You Are 65 Years and Older It has been recognized for many years that people 65 years and older are at greater risk of serious complications from the flu compared with young, healthy adults. It’s estimated that 90 percent of seasonal flu-related deaths […]

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More Seniors Religious, Living Longer

January 3rd, 2014 (No Comments)

 More Seniors Religious, Living Longer At 87, Margaret continues to attend church every Sunday and Wednesday and engage in prayer every day. Having faith in God and belief that there is a higher purpose in life sustains her through the difficult times of aging. Margaret is not alone. Although religious affiliation has decreased over the […]

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