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Senior Care: Preventing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Winter

Older adults with compromised health, such as breathing problems, heart disease or anemia, are more likely to fall ill from carbon monoxide exposure. Because the symptoms of CO poisoning may be similar to other illnesses including the flu and food poisoning, the condition can be hard to detect.

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How to Be Better Prepared for Successful Aging

When it comes to successful aging, open communication among loved ones is beneficial. Sometimes, it can be challenging for family members to have conversations with an aging relative who may fear losing their independence, but taking the initiative to talk with them honestly and compassionately can strengthen the relationship for the seasons ahead.

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Inclusive Care for LGBT Elders

“We don’t give older adults enough credit for having the capacity to understand a lot more than we believe they do,” Blom continues. “We have this notion that people are close-minded. But experience has told me that’s not the case."

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10 Questions to Ask Before Your Hospital Discharge

Isolation and loneliness have been linked to a variety of health risks, such as a higher rate of heart attack, stroke, depression, anxiety, and even premature death. Social isolation, especially among the senior population, is fast becoming an epidemic in America. Loneliness, however, is reversible; there are things individuals and communities can do to help seniors feel included.

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Ending Social Isolation in Seniors

Isolation and loneliness have been linked to a variety of health risks, such as a higher rate of heart attack, stroke, depression, anxiety, and even premature death. Social isolation, especially among the senior population, is fast becoming an epidemic in America. Loneliness, however, is reversible; there are things individuals and communities can do to help seniors feel included.

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Improving Care Transitions at Home

Designed for healthcare and caregiver professionals, the webinar overviews patient-centered care and the social determinants of health. Watts and Tappenden will discuss how a care recipient’s home setting, healthcare access and social support affect how well and how long the person remains safe and comfortable at home.

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WWII Veteran Details Days in “Ghost Army”

As a member of the Ghost Army, Anderson Wilson became part of a best-kept secret for 50 years. “There was no other unit like it in the Army,” says Wilson. “We went overseas in the largest convoy that ever crossed the Atlantic Ocean.”

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Veteran Turned Caregiver Continues to Serve

"Oddly enough, my military training has served me well as a caregiver,” says caregiver Lucy Allen. “There are days when a challenge might make you want to give up, but you just keep pushing forward."

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Celebrating Thanksgiving Safely With Senior Loved Ones

The family is coming for Thanksgiving and mouths are already watering just thinking about Grandma’s pumpkin pie. But did you know that during the Thanksgiving holiday, an increased number of older adults go to the emergency room? Some ER physicians see up to a 20% rise in elderly patients during the holidays.

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Alleviating Holiday Stress for Family Caregivers

Family and friends love to gather for the holidays, but for families who care for an ill or aging loved one, the holidays can bring on extra stress. If just the idea of getting out of the house or inviting guests into your home elicits sweaty palms and sleepless nights, read on for some holiday breathe-deep help.