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With Scrutiny of U.S. Elder Care, an Author’s Call for ‘Dignity’

Book of the Month: March 2015 As the American lifespan continues to extend longer than ever, our oldest demographics — currently at their largest numbers in history — are projected to keep growing exponentially. The consequent expansion of geriatric medical needs is…

Health News Round-Up: Exercise Benefits Parkinson’s Patients

Physical Activity Can Counteract the Effects of Parkinson’s Activities ranging from drumming to dance can help patients with Parkinson’s disease to regain range and smoothness of motion and reduce the need for medication. Recent studies have shown substantial gains in patients who…

Modify Bathrooms and Kitchens with Adaptive Equipment and Expert Help

The kitchen and bathroom rank among the most hazardous rooms of the home, yet they are essential to daily life — thus, when considering modifications for yourself or your loved one, these key areas deserve the utmost attention. The following suggestions are…

Patient Advocacy in Action: Clinical Support with Lifesaving Results

Residential in the Real World Disease, surgery, and recovery can come with high stakes and uncertainty, sometimes more than can be appreciated in the fast-moving, high-volume world of health care. A patient’s question may be channeled to a physician and the response…

In Frigid February, a Recipe for Warm and Healthy Hearts

Chili Recipe

Featured recipe As much of the country continues to navigate the dregs of winter, meal planning can veer toward the warm and filling end of the culinary spectrum in an effort to combat the cold. Often, these kinds of heavy meals are…

Seniors and Pets: Understanding the Risks and Rewards

Pet ownership has been shown to have numerous benefits for emotional health and quality of life, especially in seniors. However, having a pet in the household can pose disadvantages and dangers that are also important to consider. Whether you or your loved…

Five Wishes for the New Year and Beyond

There’s something about the passage of another year that urges us to turn over a new leaf. But in most circumstances, resolving is easy — making a lasting change is hard. There’s a reason why New Year’s resolutions are often the stuff…

Experts Offer a Glimpse into a Dementia Patient’s Reality

Book of the Month: February 2015 When a loved one’s self-sufficiency declines, the caregiver’s instinct is often to help as much as possible. But stepping in at the first sign of struggle can become a slippery slope, which may unintentionally endanger a loved one’s independence:…

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