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Women who suffer stress are twice as likely to develop breast cancer, a study suggests. Worries about work and family, which lead to tension, fear, anxiety and sleep disturbance, appear to raise the risk of suffering the disease later in life. The damaging effect of stress is on a par with recently documented dangers of […]
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Winter can bring many healthcare challenges for older people, especially those with mobility issues or those who are homebound. Ellen McCabe, director of professional education for HopeHealth, a non-profit healthcare organization providing medical care, care management, and support services in eastern Massachusetts, knows the dangers associated with winter weather all too well. “There are emotional risks, such as […]
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Generally, it isn’t grandmothers that you think of when you think about drug addicts, but the unfortunate truth is that 1 in 4 seniors are misusing their medications. Why is this?
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Though scientists have recognized Alzheimer’s for over a century, there still is no effective treatment to stop or reverse the effects of memory loss. However, a recent program developed at UCLA is showing, for the first time, the reversal of memory loss through an overhaul in a person’s lifestyle.
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The health and wellbeing of our aging community is incredibly important to our team at In Home Care. Our patients are more than clients—they’re family to us. And because of that we want to bring awareness to a topic that receives little attention: alcohol abuse among the aging population.
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Many caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, like those of us at In Home Care Solutions, are enlisting the help of music when caring for patients, known as music therapy. While cognitive impairment often lessens the ease of communication and social interaction, music memory seems to remain relatively intact, offering a great alternative […]
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Vitamin D deficiency can have serious health effects on seniors and caregivers. Getting enough vitamin D through sunlight, diet or supplements can help prevent falls and fractures, autoimmune disorders, high blood pressure, and some cancers. 5 Reasons Vitamin D is a Must-Have for Seniors What is Vitamin D? Essential for strong bones, vitamin D is […]
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From practicing meditation to eating lean proteins, discover the best ways to activate your spirit and boost your energy.
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Recently we posed this question “How do you deal with aggressive Alzheimer patient behavior?” onto a popular LinkedIn Group. We received numerous helpful and insightful comments from industry professionals and those who have personally dealt with this disease. Below you’ll find a sample of the comments and tips, if you have additional remarks feel free to comment! 
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