Inability to perform basic activities delays mental health patients’ discharge

Inability to perform basic activities delays mental health patients’ discharge

Mental health patients who have difficulty performing daily living tasks are four times more likely to experience discharge delays than someone who can perform those tasks independently. In a recent study, researchers from the University of Waterloo found patients who had not been able to maintain or learn skills such...

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Raising dementia awareness through World Alzheimer’s Month

Raising dementia awareness through World Alzheimer’s Month

The World Alzheimer’s Month is beginning in September, an awareness-raising campaign run by Alzheimer’s Disease International. Worldwide there are over 46 million people who live with dementia, primarily caused by Alzheimer’s disease. This is an illness that is misunderstood and stigmatised in many places, and as a result can go...

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3 crucial signs your father needs visiting care

3 crucial signs your father needs visiting care

It is not always easy to tell when your father starts to deteriorate in his health. Often the changes are so subtle and occur over time that it is difficult to notice them immediately. You may also not be looking out for the signs very closely. But it is important...

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An Easy-to-Understand Guide to Senior Life Insurance

An Easy-to-Understand Guide to Senior Life Insurance

According to the 2017 Insurance Barometer Study conducted by LIMRA and Life Happens, 83 percent of Americans said that they would think more intently about getting life insurance if it was less difficult to understand. The study also found that seniors in particular had the most difficulty understanding this type...

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Taking care of your family as you get older

Taking care of your family as you get older

Your roles and responsibilities change as you grow older, as do your family circumstances. Planning on taking care of your family takes on a different purpose as you age: instead of being concerned with feeding a family and paying school fees, you need to think about supporting your children in...

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Home Care vs. Assisted-Living: Making the Best Decision for Your Loved One

Home Care vs. Assisted-Living: Making the Best Decision for Your Loved One

Baby Boomers make up 28 percent of the American population, and with their coming of age, the population of elderly individuals is expected to dramatically increase in the next twenty years. According to a report by the AARP Public Policy Institute, the ratio of Baby Boomers to family caregivers will...

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The Four Most Important Considerations when Hiring a Live in Caregiver

The Four Most Important Considerations when Hiring a Live in Caregiver

Live in caregivers are certainly a big help to those who are no longer able to take care of themselves, and these caregivers are a big help to that person’s family as well. But since choosing a caregiver – especially a live in one who has to be with your...

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Physical activity reduces heart disease deaths for older adults

Physical activity reduces heart disease deaths for older adults

Being physically inactive–sitting for long periods of time–can be so harmful to your health that experts sometimes call it “sitting disease.” In fact, worldwide, physical inactivity is estimated to cause some 3.2 million deaths a year. Medical experts know that regular physical activity lessens death from all causes and death...

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Older adults walk more for money and opportunity to donate to charity

Older adults walk more for money and opportunity to donate to charity

PHILADELPHIA — Personal and social goals may be effective in motivating older adults to exercise, according to a study this month in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Although numerous studies have demonstrated significant health benefits from...

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Natural Eye Care Exercises You Can Do Right Now To Reduce Eye Strain

Natural Eye Care Exercises You Can Do Right Now To Reduce Eye Strain

1) The diagonal This exercise will help to ease any tension or soreness that is currently in your eyes. Firstly, you must keep your head straight and remember to keep it straight for the duration of the exercise. Then look straight ahead of you. Next, look all way in the...

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