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Veterans Affairs Chief Says 18 Veterans Left Off Waiting List Have Died - Boston.com

Veterans Affairs Chief Says 18 Veterans Left Off Waiting List Have Died - Boston.com | Senior Care | Scoop.it
Veterans Affairs Chief Says 18 Veterans Left Off Waiting List Have Died Boston.com WASHINGTON (AP) — An additional 18 veterans in the Phoenix area whose names were kept off an official electronic Veterans Affairs appointment list have died, the...
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Veterans in Phoenix waited an average 115 days for appointments — five times longer than the Phoenix VA had reported, Griffin said.  #Veterans #VHA #Caregiving

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Veterans in Phoenix waited an average 115 days for appointments — five times longer than the Phoenix VA had reported, Griffin said.  #Veterans #VHA #Caregiving

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Happiness Is Good for Your Health

Happiness Is Good for Your Health | Senior Care | Scoop.it
Studies have found that positive psychological well-being is linked to a lower risk of heart disease, associated with improved mobility in older adults.
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Past research has found that positive emotions –including being happy, lively, and calm -- appear to play a role in immune function. One study found that when happy people are exposed to cold and flu viruses, they're less likely to get sick and, if they do, exhibit fewer symptoms. #SeniorCare #Seniors #Caregiving #Caregivers 


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Sisters Plead No Contest To Elder Abuse In Death Of Mother

Sisters Plead No Contest To Elder Abuse In Death Of Mother | Senior Care | Scoop.it

Two San Mateo sisters pleaded no contest Monday to felony elder abuse and infliction of great bodily injury in the death of their elderly mother, who died of pneumonia and was found decaying in her own bed and covered in fecal matter, 

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Sela Tatola, 78, was nude and her lower extremities were "nearly black due to filth and necrotic tissue," prosecutors said. Gangrene was found throughout the body.  #ElderAbuse
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How Laughter Will Change Your Life

How Laughter Will Change Your Life | Senior Care | Scoop.it
Your doctor might prescribe more laughter, instead of taking anxiety medications. Here is how laughter will change your life and teach you to just chill out more!
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To laugh is a healthy thing and life is too short not to do it more. As a matter of fact, your doctor might prescribe more laughter, instead of taking anxiety medications.
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This Common Beverage May Help Fight Dementia - PsyBlog

This Common Beverage May Help Fight Dementia - PsyBlog | Senior Care | Scoop.it
Studies on both humans and mice have suggested a protective effect.
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Caffeine — along with 24 other compounds — could help to protect against dementia. The protective effect comes from an enzyme called NMNAT2 that was discovered last year. #Dementia #Coffee #Caffeine
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Family Talk: Laughter can strengthen your relationship

Family Talk: Laughter can strengthen your relationship | Senior Care | Scoop.it
If you're not prone to laughter, practice it.
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Marry a woman with an easy laugh. Perhaps the better advice is: “Be a person with an easy laugh,” even if you have to work at it.
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Man indicted for elder abuse, neglect, financial exploitation

Man indicted for elder abuse, neglect, financial exploitation | Senior Care | Scoop.it
RUSSELLVILLE – A Franklin County man was arrested after he was accused of exploiting, abusing and leaving his elderly father in what one authority called “deplorable” living conditions.
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The indictment accuses McAlister of depriving his father of air conditioning, electricity and water services in the home, which caused living conditions to be “unclean and unsanitary” and that the older man was deprived of food.
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What Your Musical Taste Says About How You Think - PsyBlog

What Your Musical Taste Says About How You Think - PsyBlog | Senior Care | Scoop.it
Four favourite songs which reveal you have an empathic thinking style.
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The type of music you like can provide an insight into the way you think, new research finds.
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Too many Americans have high blood pressure, doctors warn

Too many Americans have high blood pressure, doctors warn | Senior Care | Scoop.it
(HealthDay)—A group of family physicians warns that too many Americans struggle with high blood pressure.
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Since February is National Heart Month, now is a good time for people to get their blood pressure under control and treated so they can avoid heart disease, Meigs said. #HighBloodPressure
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Robbery and elder abuse suspect sought by police

Robbery and elder abuse suspect sought by police | Senior Care | Scoop.it
Police are looking for a man wanted for robbery and elder abuse. According to the Bakersfield Police Department, the man shown in the photos released Monday is suspected of forcibly pulling a purse away from an 81-year-old woman. He fled the scene on foot.
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According to the Bakersfield Police Department, the man shown in the photos released Monday is suspected of forcibly pulling a purse away from an 81-year-old woman. He fled the scene on foot.
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This Is What People Find Essential In A Long-Term Partner - PsyBlog

This Is What People Find Essential In A Long-Term Partner - PsyBlog | Senior Care | Scoop.it
Largest ever survey reveals what men and women are looking for in a long-term partner.
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Twice as many women placed importance on a potential partner’s successful career and earnings than did men.
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New report says exercise can help mental health for elderly

New report says exercise can help mental health for elderly | Senior Care | Scoop.it
FARMVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) - New reports show exercise for senior citizens can help not only their physical health but their mental health as well.
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According to an American Academy of Neurology Report, physical exercise can reduce the risk of memory loss and show improvement in brain functions. #Exercise #SeniorCare #MentalHealth
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Man labeled 'just fat' by doctors actually had 130-pound tumor

Man labeled 'just fat' by doctors actually had 130-pound tumor | Senior Care | Scoop.it

"They said it's just fat, you're just fat," Logan recounted from his hospital bed. "It's just fat developing there," Roger Logan told KERO

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"They said it's just fat, you're just fat," Logan recounted from his hospital bed. "It's just fat developing there," Roger Logan told KERO
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Wristband detects and alerts for seizures, monitors stress | Knowridge Science Report

Wristband detects and alerts for seizures, monitors stress | Knowridge Science Report | Senior Care | Scoop.it
People with epilepsy suffer from recurrent, unprovoked seizures that can cause injury and even death from “sudden unexpected death in epilepsy” (SUDEP), a condition that occurs minutes after a seizure ends. Now Empatica, co-founded by MIT professor and wearables pioneer Rosalind Picard, has developed a medical-quality consumer wristband, called Embrace, that monitors stress signals to …
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SNow Empatica, co-founded by MIT professor and wearables pioneer Rosalind Picard, has developed a medical-quality consumer wristband, called Embrace, that monitors stress signals to detect potentially deadly seizures and alert wearers and caregivers, so they can intervene. #Epilepsy #Seizures 
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Social Anxiety Disorder: Impressive Study Reveals The Very Best Treatment - PsyBlog

Social Anxiety Disorder: Impressive Study Reveals The Very Best Treatment - PsyBlog | Senior Care | Scoop.it
Large study reveals the most effective treatment for social anxiety disorder.
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Social anxiety disorder is most commonly treated with antidepressants, but these are not the most effective treatment.
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Assisted Living Facility Investigated For Elder Abuse, Over Occupancy

Assisted Living Facility Investigated For Elder Abuse, Over Occupancy | Senior Care | Scoop.it
A Baltimore County assisted living facility is being investigated over alleged elder abuse and having more residents than they were licensed for.
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OHCQ had gotten a call the day before, from a cousin of a resident at the facility, who said that when she visited the facility, she found that her relative was tied to a chair. She also reported seeing a moldy pair of dentures by a sink. #ElderAbuse
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Laughter Meditation: 5 Healing Benefits and a 10-Minute Practice

Laughter Meditation: 5 Healing Benefits and a 10-Minute Practice | Senior Care | Scoop.it
In a world where there’s much to be taken seriously, it’s important to remember to laugh. Laughter meditation provides a fun, meaningful way to tap into joy that will carry over into other parts of your life.
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Emotions are not meant to stay bottled up. Quite the contrary, the release of emotions is critical to your overall well-being. In a world where you feel hurried and are rushing around from one commitment to the next, it can be hard to create the space to let your emotions bubble to the surface.
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This Little-Known Supplement Improves Sleep - PsyBlog

This Little-Known Supplement Improves Sleep - PsyBlog | Senior Care | Scoop.it
Supplement found to buffer the body against stress and improve sleep.
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For a long time probiotics — the so-called ‘good bacteria’ in fermented foods and elsewhere — have been linked to all sorts of physical and psychological benefits.
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This Activity Postpones Brain Aging - PsyBlog

This Activity Postpones Brain Aging - PsyBlog | Senior Care | Scoop.it
Ordinarily, older brains have to work harder to do the same job as younger brains.
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The link between physical fitness, better brain function and brain activation has been shown for the first time.
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Daughter, grandson charged in elder abuse

Daughter, grandson charged in elder abuse | Senior Care | Scoop.it

 A Candler County sheriff’s investigator arrested a woman and her adult son after finding deplorable conditions when performing a welfare check on an elderly victim. 

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Candler County sheriff’s investigator arrested a woman and her adult son after finding deplorable conditions when performing a welfare check on an elderly victim. 
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One Paradoxical Way That Depression Can Be Good For You - PsyBlog

One Paradoxical Way That Depression Can Be Good For You - PsyBlog | Senior Care | Scoop.it
One way that depression could be good for you comes from a radical new positive view of depression.
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Depression could be a useful mechanism to stop people doing things that are making them unhappy.
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Senior Life: Learning how to turn boredom into motivation

Senior Life: Learning how to turn boredom into motivation | Senior Care | Scoop.it
Several days ago I was thinking of all the times in my life of 79 years that I have experienced major boredom, and what I did to resolve my “stuckness.”
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I heard myself say many times, “How did I get here?” and “What do I do now?” This time, which was to be such a joyous occasion, has for many retirees become an overwhelming experience, and depression and boredom often rear their ugly heads.Share your insight
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New epilepsy gene network identified by scientists

New epilepsy gene network identified by scientists | Senior Care | Scoop.it
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Epilepsy affects around half a million people in the UK, and over 50 million worldwide. The condition triggers seizures, which can cause a range of symptoms – from an odd sensation or a trance-like state, to severe convulsions and loss of consciousness. Seizures are thought to be caused by brain cells sending faulty signals to each other.
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Gov wants to waive fee for elderly drivers who trade in license

Gov wants to waive fee for elderly drivers who trade in license | Senior Care | Scoop.it
The decision to trade in drivers licenses may soon be a bit easier. Governor Rick Scott said he wants to waive the $25 fee for people 80 and older who give up their driver's license for an ID card.
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Driving instructor Joseph Rivera said vision is the top thing to monitor if you're considering asking loved ones to give up driving. "Your skills deteriorate. It gets harder to see at night; there's more glare so obviously, things can happen." #Driving #SeniorCare
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Free senior exercise class is Fridays

Free senior exercise class is Fridays | Senior Care | Scoop.it
Joyce Berecki wants others to enjoy their lives the same way she does — even if not to the extent she does.
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The 76-year-old participates in triathlons, pilates, and yoga and believes part of why she doesn’t look her age is because of her fitness.
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Ex-Fort Bragg caregiver to be tried for elder abuse in ‘mummy’ case

Ex-Fort Bragg caregiver to be tried for elder abuse in ‘mummy’ case | Senior Care | Scoop.it
FORT BRAGG — A former caregiver arrested after the mummified remains of
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Lori Diane Fiorentino, 56, is charged in connection with the death of Arlene Potts, 66, at the Duncan Place apartment complex in Fort Bragg, where Potts’ emaciated, decaying body was found clad in nothing but layers of feces-laden diapers on Dec. 14...   #ElderAbuse #SeniorCare
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The Personality Trait Linked To Doubling Of Heart Disease Risk - Healthiest Blog

The Personality Trait Linked To Doubling Of Heart Disease Risk - Healthiest Blog | Senior Care | Scoop.it
How pessimism and optimism independently influence the death rate from heart disease.
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Previous studies have suggested that optimism is related to better cardiovascular outcomes and even optimism or a low level of pessimism protects people from heart disease.
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