Beware: Senior Safety Tips for Halloween

Beware: Senior Safety Tips for Halloween

Forget about the dark, the walking dead, and other creatures of the supernatural: Some of the scariest things about Halloween don’t wear a costume.   Halloween is probably the only time when we cheerfully throw open our doors, at night, to dozens of masked strangers.  Seniors who live alone, or those caring for a senior
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“Working” Your Brain

“Working” Your Brain

A recent study in the journal Neurology shows that a mentally challenging job may help protect memory and thinking skills as we age. The study included over 1000 participants age 75 and over. The research finds that those whose jobs required them to perform more complicated tasks, such as analyzing data and resolving conflicts, showed
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Fighting Fatigue in Parkinson’s Disease

Fighting Fatigue in Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s is a neurodegenerative condition for which there are multiple supportive therapies and treatments, but no cure.  Each person with the disease is challenged by it in a different way and has a unique set of symptoms.  The four main signs and symptoms known as the primary motor symptoms are: Bradykinesia: slowed motion and movement
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Winter is Coming

Winter is Coming

It’s fall, and you may already be pulling out your sweaters and hunting out your boots. Don’t forget to make sure your house is ready for winter too.   Change your ceiling fans to clockwise. If you have ceiling fans, change them to a clockwise direction. This pushes hot air along the ceiling towards the
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