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  • 4). What's The Difference Between Alzheimer's and Dementia?  By : Molly Shomer
    "What's the difference between dementia and Alzheimer's?" It's a common question, and doctors are some of the best at confusing us. Physicians seem to prefer the word "dementia," possibly because Alzheimer's has become such a loaded word. "Dementia" somehow sounds less frightening to many people, and now even the experts have started using the words interchangeably.
    article related to: alzheimer's. dementia

  • 5). Baby Boomer Healthy Aging Survival Kit  By : Stacey Moore
    "Living longer and living better, that's what my baby boomer patients are looking for," says Dr. Steven Lamm, New York City internist and author of "Younger at Last." While aging is a fact of life, there are many ways to stay active, healthy and energized. The problem is that there is often too much information available. Seventy-five percent of boomers say they are confused-what to take, what not to take-and every day a conflicting report only adds to their confusion.
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  • 7). The Differences In Elder Care Services  By : Susie Drake
    Time marches on and so do we. Before we know it, we are older and so are our parents or loved ones. Caring for them and being sure their needs are met become a prime concern especially when they begin to not be able to care for themselves as they used to. This dilemma touches most every family. The thing to avoid is to remain under a veil of ignorance by not understanding your options and waiting until the last minute to make an abrupt and often uniformed decision.
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  • 8). Should We Fear Death?  By : David Snape
    Death is not something that many people want to think about. However, death is a part of living a human life. At least, our current level of science and technology acknowledges that death is inevitable. Is death something to be afraid of or is death something to look forward to? The answer may depend on who you talk to. Aside from the obvious religious.
    article related to: death, dying, life review, life after death, life

  • 10). Walk-In Tubs Make Bathing Safer for Seniors  By : Rick Young
    One-third of all elderly men and women fall at least once a year, according to the National Safety Council. And a prime culprit for many accidents in the home is the bathtub. In fact, more senior citizens have given up the simple pleasure of taking a bath for fear of slipping and falling as they attempt to step over the side of the tub. Others may not be able to lift themselves back into a standing position once they have finished their bath.
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  • 12). Adjusting To An Aging Mind  By : Wade Gibson
    As our brains age, we're less likely to think as quickly or remember things as well as we used to. Research is now showing how the brain changes and adapts with age. You can use what we've learned and follow a few simple tips to help remember things and avoid scams. Dr. Denise C. Park, director of the Roybal Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Illinois, explains that the knowledge we gain from life experience can sometimes compensate for other changes in our brains as we age.
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  • 13). Antique Wheelchair Models  By : Emmanuel Aubrey
    The chair and the wheel were two of man's earliest inventions, dating back to 4000 B.C. The first evidence of combining wheels with furniture was a Greek wheeled baby-bed, built in 530 B.C. It was not until 1595 that an actual wheelchair was invented. This antique wheelchair was used by King Phillip II of Spain. Vintage Wheelchairs
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  • 15). Electric Wheelchair How To Pick One  By : Emmanuel Aubrey
    An electric wheelchair is a chair powered by a motor. It is also called a power wheelchair. These motorized wheelchairs are ideal for people who need to use a wheelchair all the time. The average price of an electric wheelchair is about $3000. Some power wheelchairs are made for indoor use only and using them outdoors is rather dangerous. Things to look at when buying an electric wheelchair
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  • 17). Easy Movement with Chair Lifts  By : Barney Garcia
    Chair lifts are useful in enhancing the mobility of the people with handicaps. There are various types of chair lifts in the market, ranging from those that raise the chair to another level for stairs or vehicles to lifts that raise a person to a level that will allow them to stand. The most popular chair lifts are those that help people in wheelchairs get up the stairs.
    article related to: lift chairs, chair lifts

  • 18). Is Exercise a Natural Sleep Aid for Seniors?  By : Isabelle Boulay
    There are a number of reasons why exercise, particularly if performed at the right time of day, is considered the most positive sleep aid for seniors. None, however, are more significant than the fact that exercise is a completely natural form of aid. But before discussing why exercise is such a great sleep aid, it is important to examine both the definition of insomnia and the reasons that people suffer from this affliction.
    article related to: insomnia, exercise, seniors

  • 19). The Benefits Of Continuing Care Retirement Community  By : Henry Clark
    People nowadays have already realized the importance of saving for the future, especially for their retirement. This is because when they reach their retirement age, all they have to do is to relax and enjoy life together with the financial benefits that they themselves have tried to save little by little. That is why, when it comes to retirement and the benefits that can be derived from it, people should take the matter seriously.
    article related to: retirement, ccrc, cmmunity, planning, continuing care retirement

  • 22). Elder Day Care: A Novel Idea  By : Jonesrck
    Okay, we all know how hectic life is for people nowadays. We have jobs, kids, social lives, and other things that keep us busy. People have been questioning for years the ethical argument regarding putting elderly people into nursing homes. Some people think that putting the elderly in places where they can be properly cared for is right, while others think that the abandonment of an elderly person's family just because of the complications is wrong.
    article related to: nursing homes, burden, infancy.

  • 23). 9 Quick Tips To Buying A Stair Lift  By : Elizabeth Longbourne
    Stair lifts provide more than just a means of getting from the downstairs floor of a house to the upstairs - they also represent mobility and independence to an ageing generation. As time goes by, it is only natural that we find certain everyday activities, such as climbing the stairs, becoming increasingly difficult. For someone with limited mobility due to injury, disability or chronic diseases such as arthritis and angina installing a stair lift is a low-cost common sense solution.
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