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It’s Never Too Late to Stop Smoking

Smoking and Older Adults

Older smokers are at greater risks from smoking because they have smoked longer (an average of 40 years), tend to be heavier smokers, and are more likely to suffer from smoking-related illnesses. They are also significantly less likely than younger smokers […]

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    Is the Fear of Falling Getting You Down? Let’s Get Back On Your Feet!

Is the Fear of Falling Getting You Down? Let’s Get Back On Your Feet!

Is the Fear of Falling Getting You Down? Let’s Get Back On Your Feet!
Is the fear of falling getting you down? If you answered yes, you’re not alone. Many seniors live in constant fear of falling (or anxiety about falling). In fact, both seniors […]

Do Automatic Fall Detection Devices Work?

Do Automatic Fall Detection Devices Work?

What Is An Automatic Fall Detection Device? 
Medical alert industry professionals are being bombarded with news about “automatic fall detection technology” from many sources and as a caregiver, you may be seeing this information as well. What this technology […]

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    Livewell Lifeline Tip: Know the Connection Between Alzheimer’s & Falling

Livewell Lifeline Tip: Know the Connection Between Alzheimer’s & Falling

Livewell Lifeline Tip: Know the Connection Between Alzheimer’s & Falling
 

Livewell Lifeline Tip: One of the most common safety problems in persons with Alzheimer’s is that of falling.  Alzheimer’s is a disease associated with a loss of memory and intellectual abilities. The risk of developing […]

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    Livewell Lifeline Tip: Fall Prevention Strategies for Seniors and Caregivers

Livewell Lifeline Tip: Fall Prevention Strategies for Seniors and Caregivers

Livewell Lifeline Tip: Fall Prevention Strategies for Seniors and Caregivers
Did you know that there is an actual Fall Awareness day?  It occurs on the first day of the fall season and this year it occurs on September 23, 2014.  The purpose of this effort […]

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    Livewell Lifeline Tip: Using The Libris Fall Detection With The Personal Health Record Can Save Lives

Livewell Lifeline Tip: Using The Libris Fall Detection With The Personal Health Record Can Save Lives

Livewell Lifeline Tip: Using The Libris Fall Detection With The Personal Health Record Can Save Lives
For the elderly, falls can be deadly, and many of these deaths are not immediate.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, in 2009, 2.2 million nonfatal fall injuries among […]

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    Livewell Lifeline Tip: 5 Foods That Can Reduce Your Risk For Stroke

Livewell Lifeline Tip: 5 Foods That Can Reduce Your Risk For Stroke

Livewell Lifeline Tip: 5 Foods That Can Reduce Your Risk For Stroke
Nutrition is important not only for the maintenance of your (desired) six pack abs, but regulated intake of “brain-rich” foods may help slow disease progression of various neurological disorders. 

Although stroke incidence in high-income […]

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    Lifeline Tips on Fall and Accident Prevention: Slips, Trips and Falls

Lifeline Tips on Fall and Accident Prevention: Slips, Trips and Falls

Lifeline Tips on Fall and Accident Prevention: Slips, Trips and Falls
A Lifeline Tip to smart and safe independent living is to spend some time reviewing the condition of your home. Slips, trips, and falls constitute the majority of home accidents. Second only to motor […]

Can Fall Detection Technology Keep Seniors Safe?

 
The most effective way for seniors and/or their caregivers to address the issue of falling is to:

•    First, visit the doctor and find out why a loved one is at risk or why falls are occurring.  Remember, falls are not normal but may represent […]

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    At Livewell Why Do We Think Physical Activity Is Such a Big Deal?

At Livewell Why Do We Think Physical Activity Is Such a Big Deal?

At Livewell Why Do We Think Physical Activity Is Such a Big Deal?
Regular exercise and physical activity are important to the physical and mental health of almost everyone, including older adults. Being physically active can help you continue to do the things you enjoy […]

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