Category 'Caregiving'

Can Table Tennis Help Prevent Falls?

Table tennis is an activity that many elders participate in, regardless of physical ability. Aside from being enjoyable, playing table tennis can also help elders avoid falling. As a physical exercise, table tennis helps reduce the risk of falls.

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Better Digestion After the Thanksgiving Feast

You swirl another ladle of gravy on the mashed potatoes and gulp down another helping of turkey. But before the pumpkin pie is cut, you start to feel that internal restlessness. What happens to your body’s digestion when you overeat?

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Socialization –– How It Benefits Caregivers and Care Receivers

Caregivers are frequently told how important it is for them to stay engaged socially, but I think we sometimes forget how beneficial it can also be for the care receiver.

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Do You Suffer From Caregiver Guilt? Bipartisan Support for Senior Issues

These and other stories are in the November edition of the Caring Right at Home e-newsletter, providing information, advice and support for adult caregiving.

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5 Things We Learned From Reagan’s Alzheimer’s and Thatcher’s Dementia

In what is considered his farewell address to the American people, former President Ronald Reagan penned a November 5, 1994, letter announcing his recently diagnosed Alzheimer’s disease, the irreversible neurological condition that is the most frequent form of dementia.

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Moving Keeps You Mobile

Decreased mobility due to aging is not irreversible, even though studies show that people typically lose 8 percent or more muscle mass every decade after age 40. Muscle mass gives you strength and is associated with mobility. For some older adults, it is also vital to their independence.

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Diabetes-friendly Halloween Treats

Do you have any healthy Halloween recipes? Share with us!

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3 Indicators That It Might Be Time to Bring In Outside Help

You don’t always have to wait until an emergency happens to get help, though. Here are three indicators that it might be time to bring in some help:

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4 “Sugar Strategies” for People With Diabetes to Enjoy Desserts

Every year, Americans celebrate National Dessert Day (October 14) by sampling a full menu of sweets. Do you know which American age group is most likely to pick up their dessert fork or to dip a spoon in some dessert decadence?

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Centenarian Devoted Career to Civil Service

“People waste their later years because they feel defeated by age, or by health,” says Ladimer. “But there are still ways they can create change. It’s never too late for change.”

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