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Jan

23

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Healthy You: Memory loss

Posted by on January 23rd, 2017 0 comments

This month’s Healthy You feature from the American Public Health Association addresses memory loss. Healthy You tipsheets can be shared at outreach events and other venues and are available in English, Spanish and “Quick Facts” versions. Memory loss: Just a sign of aging, or something more? (Healthy You): https://nnlm.gov/bhic/0w8r MedlinePlus has additional information about on the… Read More »

Posted in: Senior

Nov

17

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NLM 4 Caregivers 2016 User Survey

Posted by on November 17th, 2016 0 comments

Are you a family caregiver, or do you know or work with family caregivers? Take the NLM 4 Caregivers 2016 User Survey, and help National Library of Medicine to identify the kinds of health information most needed by family caregivers and the best ways to share this information. The survey can be accessed at the… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, National Library of Medicine News, Senior

Nov

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HIV and Older Adults

Posted by on November 8th, 2016 0 comments

Over 1 million Americans are living with HIV and the number is growing. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 31% percent of people living with HIV nationwide are over the age of 50. Moreover, research indicates that by 2015 half of the people living with HIV in the U.S. will be over… Read More »

Posted in: HIV/AIDS, Public Health, Senior

Oct

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Aging in Place Technology Report 2016

Posted by on October 28th, 2016 0 comments Tags: ,

The marketplace for technology to assist aging adults in the Longevity Economy is expected to grow sharply from $2 billion today to more than $30 billion in the next few years, according to the updated report by Aging in Place Technology Watch, more likely to be based on customization of standard software than creation of… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, General, Senior

Oct

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Sexual Health and Aging

Posted by on October 3rd, 2016 0 comments

Getting older does not necessarily mean the end to sexual intimacy or the risk of contracting a sexually transmitted infection. Here are some resources for staying active and safe. Sex and the Senior Woman (Office on Women’s Health Blog): https://nnlm.gov/bhic/vvmy Sexuality in Later Life (National Institute on Aging): https://nnlm.gov/bhic/4j00 (available for download or order)    

Posted in: HIV/AIDS, Senior

Sep

23

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Medication Safety Tips for Older Adults

Posted by on September 23rd, 2016 0 comments Tags: , ,

Whether you’re settling into your sixties or heading into your ninth decade, be careful when taking prescription and over-the-counter medicines, herbal preparations, and supplements. And if you’re caring for older loved ones, help them stay safe, too. Why the special concern? The older you get, the more likely you are to use additional medicines, which… Read More »

Posted in: Articles, Public Health, Senior

Sep

13

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Aware in Care toolkit

Posted by on September 13th, 2016 0 comments

The National Parkinson Foundation has developed the free Aware in Care kit with tools and information to share with hospital staff during a planned or emergency hospital visit. A recent study reported that many of those with Parkinson’s often do not receive their medications when needed while at the hospital putting them at a greater… Read More »

Posted in: General, Public Health, Senior

Sep

01

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Improving Health Outcomes for Seniors in Rural Communities Webinar

Posted by on September 1st, 2016 0 comments

September 19, 2016 at 1 PM CDT / 2 PM EDT Hosted by Grantmakers in Aging For registration and information, visit https://nnlm.gov/bhic/al6d. A telemedicine program in seven rural, Midwestern States supports health and wellness for older adults by focusing on proactive medical care. Understand how this service evolved, the success, and opportunities for philanthropy to be part… Read More »

Posted in: Rural, Senior

Aug

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CMS Updates Nursing Home Five-Star Quality Ratings

Posted by on August 26th, 2016 0 comments Tags: , ,

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) updated the popular Nursing Home Compare Five-Star Quality Ratings to incorporate new measures, giving families more information at their fingertips to help them make important decisions about care. These new measures look at successful discharges, emergency visits, and re-hospitalizations, and complement other nursing home measures previously announced… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, Senior, Websites

Aug

17

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Meeting the Dietary Needs of Older Adults

Posted by on August 17th, 2016 0 comments

From the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. This interactive infographic summarizes the information presented at a workshop. It will help you to learn more about the factors that affect the ability of older adults to meet their daily dietary needs

Posted in: General, Public Health, Senior

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