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Age-Proofing Your Brain (from AARP)

Alzheimer’s isn’t inevitable. Many experts now believe you can prevent, or at least delay, dementia – even if you have a genetic predisposition…
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Beets Help Lower Blood Pressure

Eat your beets! Every parent, almost, has to say this to their children at least once. Well, we’re saying it to ourselves and our parents now. If you want to lower your blood pressure without medicine, you better listen to yourself, or your children. Diet is the first line of defense for high blood pressure. […]

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Most of all – Be Patient

Your aging adult has had a full life, so don’t treat them like children. Sometimes they might act as a child but it is usually their disease or pain that is making them act that way. Allow them some independence, make sure they are safe and, above all, be patient. Depression in the elderly should […]

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Staying Cool in the Summer Heat

Keeping Cool:  Get out of the sun;  Go to a cool, shaded place;  Drink plenty of liquids, especially water;  Avoid alcoholic drinks;  Limit use of the oven if you don’t have air conditioning;  Dress for the weather. Wear light-colored, loose-fitting clothing;  Shower, bathe or sponge off with cool […]

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Lady Beware

PENNSYLVANIA STATE POLICE LADY BEWARE PENNSYLVANIA STATE POLICE BUREAU OF TRAINING & EDUCATION COMMUNITY SERVICES UNIT SP 5-333 (02/2005) While Alone At Home • Women living alone, use first initial rather than first name on mailbox or phone book. • Relinquish only your car key to garage or parking lot attendants, etc. Always retain custody […]

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Identity Theft

PENNSYLVANIA STATE POLICE IDENTITY THEFT Prevention Guidelines What is Identity Theft? Identity theft occurs when someone steals another individual’s personal information and then utilizes it to fraudulently establish new credit or use existing credit cards, file fraudulent tax returns, access bank accounts, and commit many other crimes in someone else’s name. In the aftermath of […]

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Home Invasions

PENNSYLVANIA STATE POLICE HOME INVASIONS BUREAU OF TRAINING & EDUCATION COMMUNITY SERVICES UNIT 09/2004 “Home Invasions” are becoming a serious threat to our citizens. A home invasion occurs when the criminal(s) enter a home with the intent to commit a crime. Unlike burglars who prefer the premises to be unoccupied, the home invader is fully […]

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5 Ways to Manage Dementia-Related Hallucinations

Life hasn’t been the same for Regina McRae since her 84-year-old mother was hospitalized nearly a year ago and subsequently moved into a nursing home. “When I talk to her, she’s in a different world,” explains McRae, a cake artist, whose business keeps her in New York City while her mother is in a facility […]

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Too Much TV Raises Risk of Diabetes, Heart Disease and Death

Analysis found two hours a day increased chances of health problems by up to 20% By Maureen Salamon, HealthDay Reporter – Tuesday, June 14, 2011 (HealthDay News) – Couch potatoes beware: All those hours in front of the TV may be making you sick, or even killing you. Watching television for two to three hours […]

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