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Rehab center finds new way to prevent falls among seniors

While falls are an all-too-frequent occurrence among senior citizens, they may actually be preventable if older adults employ the right amount of caution, exercise and awareness, according t...

January 14, 2011

Alan Wu

Family members, elderly alert system can help primary caregivers

When a senior needs more help during old age, the responsibilities usually fall on the shoulders of one family member....

January 14, 2011

Alan Wu

5 signs that a recovering patient may need a medical alert system

When a loved one comes back from the hospital, they may not be able to properly care for themselves while recovering....

January 13, 2011

Bryan Aldrige

Government program, medical alarm can keep veterans independent

A current initiative, The Veterans' Connections Community Living Program, is working to aid families who are taking care of a retired soldier....

January 11, 2011

Bryan Aldrige

Tips for caregivers cooking for seniors recovering from surgery

Patients who have recently undergone surgery or are recovering from an injury sometimes can't cook for themselves, which means that the duty often falls onto caregivers. ...

January 11, 2011

Bryan Aldrige

Medical alert system can help long-distance caregivers

Some adult children face a daunting commute when visiting an elderly parent. Whether this is an hour-long drive or a half-day flight, the distance can make families nervous for the health of...

January 10, 2011

Lisa Wurth

Elderly alert system can help divide responsibilities between siblings

As parents age, they may require more help with day-to-day activities, as well as financial responsibilities....

January 7, 2011

Alan Wu

Medical alert system, day care programs help caregivers

Caring for a spouse or parent with dementia is often a difficult and emotionally exhausting task, especially when one has other responsibilities as well. ...

January 6, 2011

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Overmedication may lead to increased risk of falls

Certain medication can improve the quality of life for many older adults, but there is also a risk of taking too much....

January 6, 2011

Alan Wu

Walking faster can lead to a longer life

New research has indicated that walking speed may be a reliable determinant when it comes to predicting life expectancy and the faster the speed, the healthier the adult....

January 5, 2011

Alan Wu