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Help Seniors Stay on Their Feet
Falls are a serious public health problem, one that is largely preventable. Falls increase with age. One out of every three people ages 65 years and older fall each year. In fact, it is estimated that 50 percent of older adults 80 years and older will fall each year.
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Extension and Community Educators Trained to Lead Powerful Tools for Caregivers Class
Fourteen Extension and community educators from across the state have completed training to be a class leader for Powerful Tools for Caregivers. Every day over 65 million Americans act as family caregivers. They provide a vast array of emotional, financial, nursing, social, homemaking and other services on a daily or intermittent basis.
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Aging Events and News in ND!
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How to Avoid Health Fraud
My elderly mother lives alone and her health is failing. I’m concerned about her being scammed by con artists. What are the most frequent types of health scams experienced by seniors?
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Aging and Health in America 2013
Recently, the Aging and Health in America 2013 report was released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. The purpose of the report is to measure how well our country and communities are dealing with threats to the aging population. The report can be viewed as a report card of progress in public health.
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Home for the Holidays
The holiday season is just around the corner and with it comes the joy of celebrating and re-connecting with family and friends. For some family members coming home for the holidays, it might bring new concerns and questions about how to help an aging parent or relative. Here is some helpful information:
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Sharing Holiday Memories
The holidays are a special time for us to come together as families to re-connect, enjoy each other’s company and reflect on many good memories of the past. For older family members, it is especially important for them to have the opportunity to reminisce about earlier memories of holidays or family times that brought them joy and contentment.
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Tips for Good Digestive Health as You Age
A person can develop digestive problems at any age but it is more likely to occur as you get older. Approximately 40% of all older adults have one or more digestive system disorders every year, mainly caused by changes that happen in the digestive tract with age. Common digestive problems that occur as a person ages include things such as constipation, diverticular disease, ulcers and stomach bleeding, swallowing problems, colon polyps, and heartburn.
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Social Media and Older Adults
The use of social media is significantly increasing among older adults with the 50 years and older group being the fastest growing demographic segment on the Internet. In fact, Internet users over the age of 55 are leading the growth in social network usage, according to a recent report from Nielsen, State of the Media: The Social Media Report. The infographic below indicates that seniors are joining Facebook, Twitter, and more, proving older adults are not too old for social media!
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National Family Caregivers Month November 1-30
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