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Elder Debt

I remember visiting my grandmother as a child, and noticing when her memory started failing.  I recall seeing my father’s frustration when we once arrived at her house, he saw late payment notices on utility bills and taxes.  He took care of them, but this caused a lot of anxiety.  What if they turned off...
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Home Safety Tips for the Elderly

You may have seen the insurance commercial about “Mayhem”, a mythical character representing accidents. Ironically, though most of our elderly parents are quite content to be finally independent and safe at home, “Mayhem” may be lurking around waiting to take safety away from them. 100% of ER doctors say that the most common accident in...
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Update on a Link between Obesity and Dementia

A strong relation between dementia and poor cardiovascular has been established, and we also know that obesity leads to cardiovascular problems.  However, some studies show an actual protective effect of being overweight in some areas of health.  In fact, some studies showed that obesity leads to lower dementia rates, others don’t.   But what about obesity and dementia?   Is there...
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Osteoporosis and its Prevention

More than 40 million adults in the United States already have or are at the brink of getting osteoporosis, Osteoporosis is a disease. It is marked by lower bone mass and literal deterioration of bone tissue that weakens the bone leading to the danger of possible bone fractures. What are the main causes of osteoporosis?...
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Osteorthritis and your Elder Parents

Osteorthritis and your Elder Parents Arthritis is a disabling problem for our elderly parents. Arthritis leads to name a few: an increase in frailty, decreased mobility leading to loss of muscle mass, increased obesity, decreased quality of life, and an increase in the chance of falls. Importantly, all these factors combine to increase their risk...
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Frailty and its answer: Protein!

What is frailty? Frailty is living with more vulnerability due to decline in reserve and function from aging. Frailty is associated with a compromise multiple dimensions like coping with everyday stressors. Frailty is hard to be defined, but it in medical circles, it has been defined by as meeting three out of five criteria below: unintentional...
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