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Balance exercises to prevent falls, September 17, 2018

If remaining independent is a goal for your older relative, bringing some balance to his or her life is essential—balance exercise, that is. All it takes is short but consistent focus for Mom or Dad to significantly reduce the chance of a fall. In one study, two 15-minute sessions of balance exercises over a six-month […]

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Reducing the risk of falling, September 10, 2018

Has your mother fallen recently? She’s not alone! One out of four adults 65 and over experiences a fall each year. That makes falls the leading cause of injury for older adults. Falls are serious business.  A few statistics: In the U.S. an older adult dies once every 20 minutes as a result of a […]

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I don’t need help” – Part 3, September 3, 2018

It’s not easy to lose abilities and admit you need help. The reluctant elder in your life is more likely to ease into acceptance if you provide good listening, compassion, and a commitment to working together. In this third installment of our series, we look at elders’ concerns around privacy and pride.   Privacy. Having […]