Personal Tracking Devices for Elderly

Posted January 12, 2016
Personal Tracking Devices for Elderly
Hopefully we can put fears to rest about tracking seniors and constantly monitoring their location in the future. While it may seem silly to some, the reality is that with the rate technology has changed and speculation about how to keep children from being kidnapped by using implanted GPS micro chips, you can easily see where this fear is based. The reality is that micro chipping a human is not currently a realistic technology. This article on micro chipping children explains it all. Tracking Seniors Shouldn't Be a Fear as We Age Technology - Current technology really isn't close to ...
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2014 Chicago Walk to End Alzheimer’s – New Team Kickoff Event

Posted August 21, 2014
On Sunday, September 28th, 2014 the Chicago Walk to End Alzheimer's is taking place at Montrose Harbor! The Chicago Walk Planning Committee of the Greater Illinois Chapter is hosting a New Team Kickoff on Thursday, August 28th, 2014 at Interface (345 N. Wells, 3rd Floor, Chicago, IL 60654). At this event, all of your Walk to End Alzheimer's questions will be answered and there will be food provided by local restaurant, Wow Bao.  It is a great opportunity to meet the planning committees and other teams leaders and find out how you can get more involved!  Personally, I love to volunteer ...
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Mayo Clinic: Exercising with osteoporosis: Stay active the safe way

Posted April 8, 2013
Staying fit while aging can be tricky, but so essential for a longer, happier life.  The key is figuring out the best way to stay active for your body.  I wanted to share what the Mayo Clinic  provides for those who suffer from osteoporosis & ways to stay active while being good to your bones. If you have osteoporosis, you might mistakenly think exercise will lead to fracture. In fact, though, using your muscles helps protect your bones. By Mayo Clinic staff Osteoporosis is a major cause of disability in older women. So if you have osteoporosis, how can you reduce ...
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AARP: Ask the Pharmacist

Posted January 16, 2013
The AARP provides helpful information on what not to ignore when it come to legs cramps... 8 Types of Drugs That Can Cause Leg Cramps Pain may be a sign of an underlying medical problem by: Dr. Armon B. Neel Jr. | from: AARP  The older you are, the more likely you are to get nighttime leg cramps — sudden jolts of pain that can last from just a few seconds to 15 or more minutes. Some studies, in fact, suggest that more than two-thirds of older people have experienced these painful cramps.   To continue reading the entire article click HERE SOURCE
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AARP: Top 15 Superfoods for People Over 50

Posted January 9, 2013
I wanted to help inspire us all to stay healthy with this AARP article... Top 15 Superfoods for People Over 50 These delicious foods help protect eyes, lungs, heart and brain by Julia Bencomo Lobaco, AARP, December 21, 2012 Apples Apples contain soluble fiber, which may help lower cholesterol and slow the uptake of glucose, helping you maintain healthy blood sugar levels. They're also a super source of potassium, antioxidants and vitamin C.   To continue reading the entire article click HERE SOURCE
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The Flaws of Hospice

Posted January 7, 2013
New Old Age provides a closer look... On the Way to Hospice, Surprising Hurdles By PAULA SPAN I’ve often wondered why more families don’t call hospice when a loved one has a terminal disease — and why people who do call wait so long, often until death is just days away.   To continue rading the entire article click HERE SOURCE
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Caring.com: Help with Clinical Depression

Posted December 13, 2012
Caring.com suggest how little adjustments to the lighting in the home can have a big impact... 8 Types of Good Lighting Your Loved One With Depression Needs By Paula Spencer Scott, Caring.com senior editor Are your loved one's living spaces well lit? Good lighting can reduce depression for people with dementia. It may also slow cognitive decline and the loss of functional abilities, according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association...    To continue reading the entire article click HERE
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Encouraging eating: Advice for at-home dementia caregivers

Posted November 22, 2012
It's not hard to encourage eating today, am I right?  I found some great tips from The National Institute on Aging to promote a stress free day of eating for all you most generous Caregivers! Tips for Making Mealtimes Easier and More Enjoyable View mealtimes as opportunities for social interaction and success for yourself and the person with dementia.  A warm & happy tone of voice can set the mood.  Try to make mealtimes calm, comfortable, and reassuring.  Be patient, avoid rushing through meals, and give the person enough time to finish the meal...    To continue reading the entire ...
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Signs of Alzheimer’s at the holidays

Posted November 21, 2012
Here's a good article from the Alzheimer's Association to read before the big day... Signs of Alzheimer’s at the holidays In addition to a new dessert recipe or family vacation photos, bring an important gift home this holiday season and become educated about the warning signs of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Visiting with relatives over the holidays may raise questions about the physical and cognitive health of family members.   To continue reading the entire article click HERE SOURCE
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How to Help Your Loved One Control High Blood Pressure

Posted November 15, 2012
Tips on Caregiving from Everyday Health You can help by reading nutrition labels, cooking heart healthy meals, and being an exercise buddy and a friend. By Beth W. Orenstein // Medically reviewed by Niya Jones, MD, MPH The best way for most people to control their high blood pressure is to maintain a healthy weight, exercise, take their hypertension medications, and reduce the stress in their lives. They should also quit smoking, avoid secondhand smoke, and limit alcohol consumption. To continue reading the entire article click HERE SOURCE
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