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The Risks of Aspirin Therapy for Seniors
Assisted Living | October 21, 2015

The Risks of Aspirin Therapy for Seniors

Most people assume that having an aspirin a day is going to lead to a number of different benefits, including reducing the risk of stroke, heart attack, or heart disease. However, especially for seniors, too much of a good thing can be very bad. According to recent studies, when taking a low dose of aspirin therapy for a prolonged time, it can damage the layer that protects the inside of the intestine and stomach from the harsh stomach acids. It may even lead to a number of other complications and side effects: Allergic reaction – Some people may even develop an allergy as they age, and there are many who are allergic to aspirin. Burst blood …

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How To Prevent Stroke In The Future
Assisted Living | October 12, 2015

How To Prevent Stroke In The Future

While the effort to prevent strokes in older adults and seniors have far to go, a healthy lifestyle with exercise and proper nutrition can reduce the risk of stroke significantly. How can we prevent stroke There are some risk factors for stroke that we cannot control – one of them being old age. When we are talking about preventing stroke though, we are talking about the “controllable risk” associated with stroke. There are several treatable diseases that may increase the risk of stroke, these include: Diabetes High cholesterol High blood pressure We not only see an improvement in overall health when seeking medical treatment to address these …

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Dealing With People Who Don’t Know They Have Dementia
Carlton Senior Living | October 2, 2015

Dealing With People Who Don’t Know They Have Dementia

Anosognosia refers to a lack of awareness of an impairment. Most people who have an ailment do not know they are ill. In fact, for people struggling with Alzheimer’s disease, anosognosia affects upwards of 81 percent of people who live with Alzheimer’s disease. Is it denial or anosognosia? – Dealing with Dementia If the situation was not difficult enough as is, it is possible for anosognosia to be selective or complete. Some people are entirely unaware of the fact that they have Alzheimer’s disease, reacting with defensiveness or anger if confronted about it. This makes diagnosing anosognosia even more of a challenge. Anosognosia can be diffi …

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The Dangers Of Seniors Living Alone
Export | September 30, 2015

The Dangers Of Seniors Living Alone

A study from the University College London that went on for decades has shown that isolation and loneliness can drastically shorten someone’s life. This is one of the reasons that seniors living alone can be dangerous. According to the American Association of Retired Persons, almost 90 percent of those over the age of 65 would prefer to be in their home for as long as possible. Staying in the home that they have always been in makes sense, and it may even offer benefits to their emotional well-being. However, research shows that the vast majority of elderly Americans who live at home and receive assisted living care are still very much alone. …

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