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Eight Tips for a Better Doctor Appointment

In today’s fast-paced healthcare environment, physicians, patients and family caregivers are partners in care, working together to best manage health conditions and make decisions about treatments. Here are ways to make the most of a doctor visit.

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Don’t Forget Preventive Care

Taking extra health precautions such as handwashing, wearing a mask and socially distancing to avoid COVID-19 is important, but don’t forget these preventive care steps.

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Top 10 Myths About Your Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

Nearly 6 million people over the age of 65 in the U.S. are living with Alzheimer’s disease. Learn the common myths and facts about your risk of developing Alzheimer’s.

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Seven Surprising Things That Could Cause a Fall

Each year, one-third of people older than 65 will fall, but making fall prevention a priority now can help your aging loved one avoid a trip to the emergency room.

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Tips for Seniors to Stay Safe in Severe Weather

What are the best ways for seniors to stay safe during severe weather occurrences? We’ve rounded up some helpful tips from Right at Home caregivers who have lived through a disaster to help you remain calm and prepared should a weather emergency occur in your area.

Ten Ways to Reduce Stress Today

Ten Ways to Reduce Stress Today

We’re always told to reduce stress in our lives. Stress raises our risk of heart disease, depression, dementia, digestive disease, sleep problems and a host of other health conditions. But can you recall a more stressful time than we’ve been experiencing as we weather the COVID-19 crisis? For many, it’s more challenging than ever to manage tension. Here are some things we can do—and not do—to lower our stress at this time.

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Home Care Agencies vs. Registries: What’s the Difference?

Hiring a home care worker can be a daunting task. It quickly becomes apparent that to hire a trustworthy, reliable caregiver, you need the expertise and support of a home care company. But be aware that not all of these companies are actually home care agencies. Some are instead registry services. It’s important to understand the differences.

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A Safer Home for Senior Independence

Surveys of people aged 50 and older show that a large majority want to age in place, staying in their own homes even as their health needs change. But as the years pass, families often wonder if older loved ones are still safe living at home. It’s time to evaluate the suitability of the home and learn about improvements that can help your loved one’s house, condo or apartment better meet their changing needs. Here are modifications that could help the home adapt.

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Does Forgetting Words Signify the Beginning of Alzheimer’s Disease?

A University of Michigan study confirms that “tip-of-the-tongue” errors happen more often to seniors, but aren’t necessarily a sign of a serious memory problem. In the study of 105 healthy, highly educated older adults ages 65 – 92, the research team found that 61% reported this memory mishap during the course of 24 hours.

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When Your Loved One Receives a Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease

Are you providing care for a loved one who is living with Alzheimer’s disease or another cognitive impairment? The first thing to know is that you are not alone. Today, more than 5 million people in the U.S. are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and 16 million family members and friends are serving as their unpaid caregivers. These caregivers share your experiences and concerns, and they are a fountain of information.