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Identify signs of a stroke

Strokes can happen at any time, but many times victims may not know the signs. It can be very beneficial to be able to correctly identify the symptoms, especially in an emergency. ...

May 3, 2011

Lisa Wurth

Help prevent Alzheimer’s with reading, socializing and studying

A new study has revealed that reducing activity in certain parts of the brain while activating others can help decrease the size and number of amyloid plaques that can otherwise form Alzheim...

May 3, 2011

Lisa Wurth

25 percent of caregivers suffer from depression

A new survey conducted by Caring.com has found that a quarter of all caregivers report symptoms of depression....

April 27, 2011

Lisa Wurth

Study: Dog owners 34 percent more likely to get recommended exercise

A new study conducted by Michigan State University has discovered that those who own a dog are 34 percent more likely to meet the daily federal recommendations for physical exercise. The lev...

April 25, 2011

Lisa Wurth

Medical alarm can help with aging in place

Many older adults are looking to age in place as they grow older. This can often be a cheaper way of spending the golden years as well, because there's no need to pay the often expensive pri...

April 21, 2011

Lisa Wurth

Exercise can help prevent sarcopenia

While sarcopenia may not be something anyone has heard of, the symptoms are easily recognizable - fatigue, a feeling of weakness and a loss of muscle strength. ...

April 19, 2011

Bryan Aldrige

Mixed age cohousing proving popular as alternative to assisted living facilities

Some older adults are trying to balance their desire to live independently with living socially. This has prompted a new concept called cohousing and many of these residences support multipl...

April 15, 2011

Alan Wu

Biggest challenge of caregiving may be “acceptance

As parents age, there may come a time when they require day-to-day assistance from adult children....

April 14, 2011

Jasmine Phu

Connecticut town plans to become senior-friendly

The town of New Canaan theorizes that, if older adults are provided with more accessible outdoor amenities such as sidewalks and benches, overall senior health could be improved....

April 13, 2011

Lisa Wurth

Caring for Mom and brother on benefits alone

Marilyn Herrin, 68, retired from her job in human resources before she was ready, but the economic downturn left her with few alternatives....

April 11, 2011

Alan Wu

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