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September is Go4Life Month

Posted by on August 11th, 2016 0 comments

Celebrate #Fit4Function in older adults with Go4Life Month this September. If you need ideas on how to motivate others, visit Go4Life event planning page, complete with activity ideas, social media messages, and articles for local media and newsletters. Go4Life is an exercise and physical activity campaign from the National Institute on Aging at NIH.

Posted in: Senior

Aug

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NLM 4 Caregivers Project

Posted by on August 4th, 2016 0 comments

The project NLM 4 Caregivers is designed to increase awareness of NLM resources among family caregivers who actively seek health information online using social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter, blogs, and listservs, for discussing and exploring health issues. NLM 4 Caregivers discusses a wide variety of resources for searching and managing medications, such as… Read More »

Posted in: National Library of Medicine News, Senior, Websites

Jul

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New National Institute on Aging Facebook Page

Posted by on July 22nd, 2016 0 comments Tags: , ,

If you like getting Healthy Aging Tips from NIHSeniorHealth.gov, then you’ll also appreciate the new Facebook page from the National Institute on Aging (NIA). There you’ll find tips on exercise, nutrition, and caregiving, plus information on Alzheimer’s disease and ways to manage other health issues that can be a part of growing older. Check it… Read More »

Posted in: National Library of Medicine News, Senior

Jul

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Guns and Dementia

Posted by on July 12th, 2016 0 comments

When guns are in the home of an individual with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia, the odds of tragedy are heightened. Hiding, locking up, or disabling a gun may not be sufficient, especially if the individual becomes fearful, combative, or suspicious as their disease progresses. The Alzheimer’s Association has guidance for family members at http://bit.ly/29BB6kY Physicians… Read More »

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Jul

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Senior Safety Driving

Posted by on July 12th, 2016 0 comments

AAA has a website with excellent resources to keep seniors driving safely, with information about how aging affects driving, ways to test yourself, safe-driving tips, and guidance in adapting or selecting a vehicle to fit your changing physical capabilities. Alternate means of transportation are also discussed. For concerned family members, the site provides advice on evaluating… Read More »

Posted in: Senior

Jun

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Disparities within Serious Mental Illness Report from AHRQ

Posted by on June 2nd, 2016 0 comments

The primary goal of this Technical Brief is to describe and review the effectiveness of interventions that address disparities among adult patients with serious mental illness (SMI). The report is based on research conducted by the RTI International–University of North Carolina Evidence-based Practice Center under contract to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)…. Read More »

Posted in: Low Income, Mental Health, Minority Health Concerns, Senior

Apr

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Is the shingles vaccine right for you?

Posted by on April 18th, 2016 0 comments

Shingles is a painful disease caused by the same virus as chicken pox. The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases has created a video and quiz about the shingles vaccine. Is the Shingles Vaccine Right for You?: http://bit.ly/1YCPw6d MedlinePlus has additional information about shingles: http://1.usa.gov/1Wb15Cm

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Senior

Apr

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PACE Provides Much-Needed Rural Supports and Services for Older Adults

Posted by on April 13th, 2016 0 comments

The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) has many advantages for older residents of rural communities. The principal tenet of PACE is that it is better for older adults with chronic conditions to remain in the community as long as possible. The American Society on Aging describes the program at: hhttp://bit.ly/23vzKAI PACE programs continue… Read More »

Posted in: Rural, Senior

Apr

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The Brain Health Resource toolkit

Posted by on April 12th, 2016 0 comments

The Brain Health Resource is a presentation toolkit offering current, evidence-based information and resources to facilitate conversations with older people about brain health as we age. Designed for use at senior centers and in other community settings, materials are written in plain language and explain what people can do to help keep their brains functioning… Read More »

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Apr

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Healthy You: arthritis

Posted by on April 4th, 2016 0 comments

The American Public Health Association has published a handout entitled “Arthritis: Managing pain through healthy moves”. The handout can be printed in English, Spanish or as an Easy-to-Read version. Healthy You (APHA): http://bit.ly/UD9hur

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Senior

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