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Healthcare And Robotics: A Future Trend?

In television and movies, robots take on almost-human characteristics to care for their charges or help out around the house (think Rosie the robot from the Jetsons) and you may wonder how far off in the future is a technology that can help out around the house and perhaps even help provide healthcare for our loved ones. The answer is: Perhaps not that far off or unrealistic a notion.

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Health And Indoor Air Temperature Issues For Seniors

If you’re looking out the window and see the ground covered in snow and more coming down, you know that you won’t be opening your windows for fresh air any time soon.

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Attitude Is Everything: Cultivate Gratitude

Chances are you’ve heard that attitude is everything. This becomes evident when you understand the science behind the idea that gratitude can help individuals enjoy better physical and mental health. Many of us think about “counting our blessings” at the holidays or after a health scare, but cultivating gratitude on a daily basis can help you in many different ways.

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Diabetes and Aging in Place

Anyone suffering with diabetes knows the importance of keeping blood sugar levels under control to prevent long-term complications such as kidney damage or cardiovascular disease. When improperly managed, however, patients can experience complications leading to serious health issues. There are many signs and symptoms to indicate that a person may not be managing their diabetes appropriately and are at risk for hypoglycemia.

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Dizziness Is Cause For Concern At Any Age

Dizziness can strike anyone at any age. In many cases it is a brief event with no short- or long-term consequences, but as we age or if we are suffering from other health issues, a wave of dizziness could lead to a trip or fall accident and that could be dangerous. When you consider that for individuals over the age of 65 the number one reason for an emergency room visit is because of a trip or fall, you can see how crucial it is to pay attention to your body and to any issues relating to dizziness.

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Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

Your parents were right when they told you that sleep was important and that you should get at least eight hours per night.

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Nighttime Dangers Due To Falls

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one-third of adults 65+ will encounter a fall every year. In order to avoid falls, especially during the nighttime hours, there are some steps that can be taken to lessen their chances of having a medical emergency.

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Step-Families Involved In Elder Care

Today’s families are no longer just mom, dad and the kids; in many cases there are blended and step-families and this can lead to the need for conversations like “Who’s going to care for Mom and Dad as they age?” This is especially true if a couple had been married for decades and the in-laws were an integral part of their lives – it’s not always a relationship that is easily dismissed.

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Senior Safety Tips

Even though National Older Americans Month has wrapped up, safety in the home is a year-round issue that caregivers need to be aware of. Just as our parents age we may find ourselves in need of “age-proofing” the home just as we “baby-proofed” the home when our children were younger.

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Staying Healthy All Winter Long Requires Action

Ask anyone and they will likely tell you it’s easier to stay healthy than it is to get healthy once you’re under the weather. And as we age, it seems that our immune systems require a bit of a kick start to help keep us healthy and happy during cold and flu season.

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