Health

Age-Related Hearing Loss is Not Something We Just Have to Live With

November 5, 2013

Age related hearing loss is a natural decline in hearing ability that is apparent in 70% of the over 65s. In certain cases, and if left unmanaged, it can severely hamper the quality of life of sufferers— affecting them and their loved ones.

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5 Stress-Induced Habits that are Harmful to Your Health

October 9, 2013

  Caregivers cope with lots of stress on a daily basis…from isolation, fear and worry, aggravation, lack of sleep, etc. etc. etc. And we often turn to unhealthy habits to help us get through some of the difficult times. These habits can have a significant impact on our own health and well-being, not to mention […]

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Caring for a Loved One with Cancer

July 17, 2013

Today’s blog is written by guest blogger, Cameron Von St James. It includes a very touching and hope-filled video of his wife, Heather Von St James, who was diagnosed with Mesothelomia. The article is a perfect example of someone who is ‘caught in the middle’…holding down a job, caring for a family, caring for a […]

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A Medicare Part D Cost Saving Success Story

May 30, 2013

Medicare…the word alone can instantly evoke confusion, a feeling of being lost in a tangle of incomprehensible regulations and misguided hearsay.

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Are You Confused by Medicare Part D Costs?

May 16, 2013

 How to get drug coverage Read about the 2 ways to get Medicare drug coverage–it’s available to everyone. What drug plans cover Learn what Medicare drug plans cover. Costs for Medicare drug coverage Learn about the types of costs you’ll pay in a Medicare drug plan. When can I join a health or drug plan? […]

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Pro-Aging in an Anti-Aging World

March 26, 2013

I am very curious as to how you see the “anti-aging” movement. I see it as a detriment to our society and to women in particular.

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March is Diabetes Awareness Month

March 12, 2013

My brother-in-law lives with a permanent pump which regulates his blood sugar levels. He’s a very, very active 50-something with two kids, a wife and a dog. They’ve learned to watch his blood sugar levels, travel with necessary meds and seamlessly incorporate monitoring into their busy lives.

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10 Ways to Love Your Heart

January 27, 2013

As caregivers, we know it is essential that we take care of ourselves so that we can best care for those who depend on us. We are aware of the following tips for good health but it never hurts to take a moment to reflect on them and check our habits of ‘healthy living’ against […]

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Julie Andrews’ Light-Hearted Take on Aging

January 24, 2013

  Today’s post brings a bit of levity to the prospect of aging, using a very familiar tune for all of us to enjoy!   Julie Andrews Turning 79 – To commemorate her birthday, actress/vocalist,Julie Andrews made a special appearance at Manhattan ‘s Radio CityMusic Hall for the benefit of the AARP. One of the […]

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Crucial Steps to Hiring an Independent Home Caregiver

January 15, 2013

(Image: National Senior Living Partners Network) Yesterday we went over the Pros and Cons of hiring home caregivers for your aging parents independently or through a Home Care Agency. Today I am going to talk to you about the steps you should take if you’ve decided to hire a freelance caregiver on your own.       There […]

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