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National Volunteer Care Corps

National Volunteer Care Group Offers Peace Corps Of Caregivers

Imagine a government program that would mobilize volunteers to help older adults across the nation age in place.

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Falls

Falls Are Common At Home In Well-Lit Rooms

Falls are a leading cause of disability and diminished quality of life among older adults, but much of the research to date on the underlying causes of these incidents has relied on medical records that don’t illuminate exactly what led to the accident.

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The Delicate Issue Of Taking Away A Senior’s Smartphone

At Johns Hopkins Medicine, Dr. Halima Amjad now asks older patients if they use a computer or smartphone and are having trouble such as forgetting passwords or getting locked out of accounts.

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Signs Your Aging Parents May Need More Help At Home

When aging parents struggle with basic tasks such as self-care, transportation or household chores, they don’t always talk about it.

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Caregivers Of People With Dementia Are Losing Sleep

Family caregivers of people with dementia lose between 2.5 to 3.5 hours of sleep weekly due to difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep.

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Falls

Doctors Could Do More To Reduce The Risk Of Falls

Older adults worried about falling typically receive general advice: Take an exercise class. Get your vision checked. Stop taking medications for sleep. Install grab bars in the bathroom.

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