Monthly Archives: December 2016

Most people do not believe that they are likely to experience a major natural disaster, so many do not plan for the possibility that one might occur. Yet a majority of us live in places that experience one or more...
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By BRIAN EASON | brianeason@denverpost.com PUBLISHED: November 29, 2016 at 1:50 pm | UPDATED: November 30, 2016 at 9:39 am Karen Brown thought her mother was set financially. At 92, she had $750,000 saved up to live out her days...
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BY ANNE-MARIE BOTEK The answer to this complex question depends on a variety of situational factors—the most important factor is whether or not the person was injured by their tumble. When in doubt, it’s always safest to call 9-1-1 for...
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Ben has been married for 47 years. He always managed the family’s money. But since his stroke, Ben is not able to walk or talk. His wife, Shirley, feels overwhelmed. Of course, she’s worried about Ben’s health. But, on top...
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People who have reached their later years may think it’s primarily a time to relax, not to increase their physical activity. Not so. Previous research has suggested that exercise can improve memory and reverse muscle loss in older adults, among...
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Beat Back the Holiday Blues Nov. 22, 2013 Once again and seemingly out of nowhere, at least for me, the holidays are upon us. For many, this means Christmas, which falls on a Wednesday this year. Hanukkah, the Festival of...
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Interested in participating in a survey of Colorado caregivers? The University of Denver’s Knoebel Institute on Healthy Aging is conducting a research project and if you are eligible and complete the survey, you will be compensated $20. Caregiving for older adults...
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Karina Shedrofsky, USA TODAY5:07 p.m. EST November 16, 2016 (Photo: Karina Shedrovsky) WASHINGTON — Anne Phillips uses a wheelchair and lives alone at the end of a long hallway in a Silver Spring, Md. apartment. Now that it’s getting colder out,...
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Fears and facts: A multidisciplinary approach to dementia Living at Your Peak With Dr. Keith Rapp December 1, 2016 Castle Peak Senior Care Community | Eagle Dementia affects 24 to 47 million people globally, including five million Americans.  Dementia of the Alzheimer’s...
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The 9th annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day (FPAD) will be observed on Sept. 22, 2016—the first day of fall. The event raises awareness about how to prevent fall-related injuries among older adults. The theme of this year’s event is  Ready, Steady, Balance: Prevent...
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