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Loneliness Linked to Serious Health Problems and Death Among Elderly | ScienceBlog.com

June 21, 2012

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Aging doesn’t have to mean moving away from  people and places we know.  Keeping patients at home for longer periods while avoiding loneliness is one of our specialties.  Enjoy the article and see our information below it. _____________________________________ Loneliness — the unpleasant feeling of emptiness or desolation — can creep in and cause suffering to […]

Preventing Elder Abuse of Someone You Love – They helped you, now they need your help.

June 18, 2012

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Older individuals can be especially vulnerable to financial abuse or exploitation at the hands of others. Individuals with physical or cognitive impairments are at even greater risk. The source of mistreatment may be a stranger or someone an individual trusts — even a family member. As a caregiver, it is important that you are alert to […]

Protect Yourself from Elder Abuse

June 18, 2012

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As an older American you are the best and first line of defense against elder abuse in this country.  Don’t shut your eyes to it, it can happen to you, your friends and your family and it ruins lives.  You have saved a life time to be able to care for yourself in old age, […]

U of Michigan News Service | Answer isn’t always on the ‘tip of the tongue’ for older adults

June 18, 2012

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ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Has your memory failed you today, such as struggling to recall a word that’s “on the tip of your tongue?” If so, you’re not alone. New University of Michigan research indicates that “tip-of-the-tongue” errors happen often to adults ages 65-92. In a study of 105 healthy, highly-educated older adults, 61 percent reported this […]

U.S. targets financial abuse of elderly – you can help too.

June 16, 2012

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If you have an elderly person you care about here is an important point to consider.  This can happen to a loved one and you will not know until it is to late because none of us like to feel humiliated.  One of the best ways to counteract the rip-off artists is to promote frequent […]

Most older pedestrians are unable to cross the road in time | Health, Medical, and Science Updates

June 14, 2012

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This article speaks of a very real danger for those older Americans living in urban areas. Staying active as we age is important for good health and walking is easy and inexpensive.  What happens when we lose confidence that we can walk around our neighborhood safely?  Fear becomes a real adversary as we grow older, we worry about losing independence, […]

Elderly Michigan Man Mistakenly Buys $25k Diamond Necklace – ABC News

June 12, 2012

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Sometimes the cost of even a mild cognitive impairment can be more than we imagine. All he wanted was a battery replacement for his watch, and a small gift for his wife of 65 years. So how did 90-year-old Maurice (“Maury”) Branch end up purchasing a $25,000 diamond bracelet? That’s what his children want to […]