ElderCarelink Blog

Elders, caregivers need to keep moving

by Dorian Martin
May 8th, 2013 at 10:00 am

Dad fell three times over a 24-hour period in mid-February, then fell again in early March. Fortunately, he didn’t break any bones, but he did experience a loss of confidence about his physical abilities. Because of his falls, I ended up being bound to the house, leaving only for errands such as grocery shopping and picking up an occasional take-out meal.

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Can elderly exercise stop dementia-related deaths?

by Dorian Martin
March 23rd, 2012 at 1:03 pm

It’s never too late to start exercising. And seniors may want to embrace physical activity in order to maintain their mental capacity (as well as their physical health). Here’s the reason — a new study published in the February 2012 edition of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise found that those who achieved at least a medium state of fitness were less likely to die from a dementia-related death.

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Study shows exercise fights premature aging

by Carol Bursack
March 8th, 2011 at 4:53 am

When it comes to aging, I’m good at denial. Oh, I know my “numbers” – years, weight, triglycerides, cholesterol. I know, for the most part, what foods I should and shouldn’t eat, though I’m not very good about following through with the solid nutrition suggested. Also, I know that exercise is essential to good health. But knowing is not doing.

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My Self-Care Challenge

by Sue Lanza
February 10th, 2011 at 6:49 am

In the broad life category of “it’s not too late to re-invent yourself”, I have decided that this year I will grow up, get real and be healthy. I know, I know. I am even scaring myself with this new commitment. For the record, this bombshell did not come as a new year’s resolution; just an idea that developed over time.

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A Likely Combination: Stress and Memory Problems

by Kathryn Kilpatrick, M.A. CCC/SLP
August 27th, 2010 at 2:04 am

If you have a tape running through your head with a million thoughts due to a stressful situation, it is hard to focus and pay attention. That is why your memory can seem to be a concern when you are busy, on overload, worried or not feeling well. Often it is a little later that you look back and realize some of the things that slipped through the cracks when something like that was going on.

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