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Helping Senior Loved Ones Get Around…With or Without You

by Shayne Fitz-Coy

Many family caregivers are the primary source of transportation for their loved one. Thankfully, you can make sure that your loved one always has transportation.

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Finding Your Caregiver Style For Seniors

by Shayne Fitz-Coy

There is no right or wrong way to be a caregiver for a loved one. The key is finding a caregiving style that works for you.

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Bone Strengthening Tips for Seniors

by Shayne Fitz-Coy

Osteoporosis means “porous bone” and it occurs when you lose too much bone mass and/or generate too little bone mass. Your bones lose density, their structure becomes abnormal, and they become weak. People with osteoporosis have bones that break much more easily than healthy bones. If your condition is serious enough, your bones may break so easily that bumping into furniture in the middle of the night could cause serious injury.

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The Benefits of Aspirin for Seniors

by Shayne Fitz-Coy

Aspirin can lower the risk of heart attack, stroke and may even prevent and treat cancer. See if this drug is right for your senior loved one.

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Winter Driving Tips for Seniors

by Shayne Fitz-Coy

Driving in the winter is a challenge, especially if you live in areas with snow and ice. Check out Alert1's 7 tips for winter driving!

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4 Myths Senior Hear About Exercise

by Shayne Fitz-Coy

Maintaining consistent exercise into our golden years is key to combating bone-loss, frailty, arthritis, obesity and many other ailments that go along with aging.

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My First Encounter With Alert1...

by Shayne Fitz-Coy

My first encounter with Alert1 happened the day after it was installed. My husband had just gotten home from the hospital, and I was nervous. I had to take a morning shower, so went into the bathroom, passing the monitor. I accidentally pushed the button, did not notice it and went to the shower...

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Senior-Friendly Advice for Diabetes Patients

by Shayne Fitz-Coy

Type 2 diabetes is one of the most common health conditions among seniors. According to the American Diabetes Association, it affects about 10.9 million adults over 65 -- almost 27% of adults in this age group.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

by Shayne Fitz-Coy

Martin Luther King, Jr. was a beloved Baptist minister and social activist. His name became synonymous with the Civil Rights Movement in the United States because of the influential speaking, writing, and peaceful protesting he did in the mid-1950’s. Dr. King is well known for the Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott, his “Letter from a Birmingham Jail”, and his “I Have a Dream” address. At the age of 35, he was the youngest man to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. In spite of being subjected to personal abuse and violence, Martin Luther King, Jr. persevered; he not only became the symbolic leader of American blacks, but he became a world figure. His life was tragically cut short in 1968, when he was assassinated on the balcony of his hotel room. (Sources cited: here and here)

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Alternative Medicine Treatments for Seniors

by Shayne Fitz-Coy

“Complementary medicine” refers to the use of CAM together with conventional medicine, such as using acupuncture in addition to usual care to help lesson pain. “Alternative medicine” refers to the use of CAM in place of conventional medicine.

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