July 2012 Posts

Helping Seniors Through Depression

Depression in older people is often missed or misdiagnosed. Because depression among older adults can be hard to detect, it’s important for caregivers and family members to be aware of common signs of depression in the elderly.

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The Alzheimer’s Crisis Is Escalating; Recovering After Hip Fracture

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

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Introducing Older Adults to the Internet

Before introducing elderly loved ones to the Internet, it’s important to ask how they’d like to use the Internet (connect with others, read news and weather, access health information, online banking and shopping, etc.). Teaching sessions should focus on these priority interests.

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Managing High Blood Pressure

One in every three adults has high blood pressure or a condition called hypertension. Once a person reaches age 60, blood pressure can significantly elevate, causing life-threatening conditions including stroke, heart attack, kidney failure and eye problems.

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Benefits of an Elder Law Attorney

Seniors face a myriad of health, finance and legal issues that can significantly affect their lives and families. Attorneys specializing in elder law understand the unique needs of older adults regarding physical and mental limitations and navigating the complexities of retirement living and financial and estate planning.

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Local Activities and Games for Seniors

Reaching the golden years doesn’t mean seniors must curtail favorite sports, hobbies and interests or avoid learning new ones. Read on to find out how seniors can stay physically, mentally and socially engaged.

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