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4 Signs Your Mom is at Risk for Rehospitalization

From Approved Senior Network It’s not always easy to determine if your mother is at risk for hospital readmission, especially if you’re not there all the time with her. She may be in her 70s or 80s, perhaps even older than that, but for whatever reason she had been hospitalized, her doctor or team of… Read more »

10 Ways to Love Your Brain

From the Alzheimer’s Association  Growing evidence indicates that people can reduce their risk of cognitive decline by adopting key lifestyle habits. When possible, combine these habits to achieve maximum benefit for the brain and body. Start now. It’s never too late or too early to incorporate healthy habits. Break a sweat. Engage in regular cardiovascular exercise… Read more »

PA Governor’s Budget for Pennsylvanians with Disabilities

From The Arc, Scranton PA On February 9, Governor Wolf proposed a $33.3 billion budget for fiscal year 2016-2017. This is a 10.89% increase compared to the $30.03 final 2015-2016 budget. The General Assembly is currently creating their own budget proposal for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. After it is formally introduced and shared with the… Read more »

10 Ways Seniors Can Boost Their Well-Being

From Everyday Health, By Diana Rodriguez , Reviewed by Pat F. Bass, III, MD, MPH A challenged brain is a happy brain. So when the kids are grown and you’ve retired from your job, you could find yourself struggling a bit to stay busy and engaged, and you might feel depressed. You wouldn’t be alone. The National Alliance on Mental Illness says that more… Read more »

8 Ways to Clean Your Home Easily

You Don’t Need Hours to Have a Clean Home With so many responsibilities competing for your attention, it’s no wonder housework sometimes gets pushed to the bottom of your to-do list. But a messy house can be more than just an eyesore — it can be bad for your health. Dust mites, mold, bacteria, and… Read more »

What are the signs of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease?

From: Finding Your Way, written by Dr. Linda Rhodes Question: What are the signs of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease? Answer: Dementia is an umbrella term (literally meaning without mind) for the progressive loss of thinking, judgement, and ability to focus and learn. More than half of dementia cases are caused by Alzheimer’s a disease named after… Read more »

6 Simple Ways to Regain Your Balance and Prevent Falls

From Everyday Health, By Lynda Shrager Both my daughter and I admit to being frequent fallers. We’ve missed a step, gotten knocked over, and she even once fell up a hill. I should have paid more attention to the curb. Her heels were too high. We can blame it on various things.  The bottom line is that… Read more »

10 Tips for Active Seniors

From: Better Health Channel Regular exercise can keep you fit and help you stay independent as you age. Other benefits may include faster recovery from illness, reduced risk of chronic disease and better management of existing medical problems such as osteoarthritis. Here are some tips for staying active in your senior years. Choose activities you… Read more »

Caregiving in Early Alzheimer’s Disease

Source from Everyday Health, By Chris Iliades, MD, Medically reviewed by Pat F. Bass III, MD, MS, MPH A caregiver’s role often starts with the diagnosis of early-stage Alzheimer’s disease. At this juncture, it’s important to deal with both long-term planning and with immediate medical and psychological issues in order to make life as normal as possible for your… Read more »

Q and A: Falling risks, even with a walker

Question: Is it true that walkers can cause people to fall? My wife uses one and she seems to have trouble handling it.  Answer: Walkers, canes, and other assistive devices are a tremendous help in staving off falls and for good reason: Every year about a million and a half older people are injured from… Read more »