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In Home Care for Seniors in Sonoma, Marin, Napa, Counties

So many thanks to you, Stan, your office staff and your kind caregivers. We had a truly special needs client for you in Stella. I’m so glad not one …

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 Senior Balance Exercises For Macular Degeneration

Senior Balance Exercises For Macular Degeneration<br>By Suzanne Stoke, Physical Therapist @ Exercise For Balance via www.exerciseforbalance.comSenior exercises-- together <br>Since diminishing eyesight is part of a common experience for older adults, performing senior balance exercises on a regular basis is essential to maximize balance abilities and minimize the potential for falling. One of the common diagnoses that accompany decreased vision is macular degeneration. Macular degeneration is an eye …

An Antidote for Mindlessness | The New Yorker

In the mid-nineteen-seventies, the cognitive psychologist Ellen Langer noticed that elderly people who envisioned themselves as younger versions of themselves often began to feel, and even think, like they had actually become younger. Men with trouble walking quickly were playing touch football. …

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Why Senior Pets Deserve a Month of Their Own

How often have we been told that 40 is the new 20 or that 60 is the new<br>40? With all of the advances in nutrition, supplementation, veterinary<br>medicine …

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How to Assess the Need for Eldercare

The type of <b>Eldercare</b> will depend on a variety of factors. As we age, our needs change. Whether it is the ability to manage one’s home or a health …

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Elder Abuse: Know and Act

Elder abuse is something that occurs in the United States more frequently than many of us know. According to <i>Elder Abuse Daily</i> in 2010<i>,</i> there are …

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Stairlifts for Better Senior Care: Review Your Options

If using the stairs is becoming hazardous for you or a relative then installing a stairlift can make your life easier and safer. If you wish to age …

Understanding Assisted Living Residency Agreements: Part Two

In the previous post, we defined what an assisted living residency agreement is and the key tenets of such an agreement. We also worked our way …

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Taking Care of Seniors - Pets and People

Meet Delana Taylor McNac DVM D.Min and her work with Human Hospice and Dogville<p>Hospice care is for those nearing the end of life. It is available for …

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Care Innovations Connect: A Tablet To Keep Seniors From Getting Lonely

Social isolation in senior citizens is all too common. While some older people have taken to the Internet to combat loneliness (see Proust, the new social network for nostalgic seniors), others have trouble navigating the ways of the web. Care Innovations Connect, a new device from Intel and GE’s …

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Seniors face retirement 'perfect storm' in 2013

An estimated 7 million Americans will reach the age of 65 by the start of 2013, and many will no doubt be thinking about retiring.<p>But even if falling off the "<b>fiscal cliff'</b> is avoided, some financial experts are warning anyone thinking about trading in their paycheck for a retirement fund next year.<p>…

Facebook 101: Seniors learn to use the social network

Florence Detlor regularly scans photos on Facebook, eager to see what's new with her friends and family. She is 101 years old.<p>The Menlo Park, Calif., woman says she was "intrigued" when she first heard about the social-networking website and wanted to learn more about it. Realizing that she could …

500 Startups-Backed Silver Living Wants To Be The Consumer Reports For Senior Care Communities

When his grandmother was no longer able to live safely at home, Tal Ziv and his relatives set out to help her find the best senior care facility — better known as assisted living communities. It’s an experience many families face at some point, and it’s not always an easy one. What’s more, the …

Starting the Conversation

The Talk: How to Start the Senior Care Conversation<p>The discussion of senior care with aging parents and close relatives is a difficult conversation …

Education

Dental hygienist provides care for those in home-care with Angie Stone - Alzheimers Support

<b>Dental Hygienist for Home Care</b><p><b>What a great idea! Thanks to Angie Stone.</b><p><b>Angie Stone</b> put her money where her mouth is. She started a company gathering</b> …

Epsom and Ewell Local Business Directory

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The Therapeutic Benefits of Music

Guest Blogger: Deah Bowes<p>Music therapy is defined as the use of music in the treatment of people of all ages who have problems of a mental, physical, …

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Trend Watch: The Future Of Senior Care Facilities

On a ridiculously beautiful day in our nation’s capital—seriously, 75 degree sunshine in August: Obscene!—a group of appointed representatives …

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Cataract Prevention for Senior Citizens

San Antonio Eye Center PA recommends preventative eye care for senior citizens during Senior Citizens Day on Wednesday, August 21.<p>Cataracts develop …

How to tell when a Senior needs Care and Assistance

Here is a list of questions to consider when determining if a loved one is in need of additional care at home ( http://www.brightstarcare.com/senior-home-care/ ) .<p>Today both medical care ( http://www.brightstarcare.com/senior-medical-home-care/ ) and non-medical care ( …

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