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5 Things to Know About Falls That Could Save a Senior’s Life

Falls are the primary cause of death from an injury in Americans over 65, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In 2008, more than 19,700 seniors died from trauma sustaine…

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How to Prevent Seniors from Falling

Serious falls among adults aged 65 and older have increased 112 percent since 1999, according to data recently collected by the National Safety Council (NSC). This is worrisome news for caregivers …

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This Underwear Could Revolutionize Eldercare

When you think about paradigm-changing products, underwear typically isn't top-of-mind, yet these under-appreciated undergarments may soon play a vital role in enhancing the health and safety of senio…

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What Does & Doesn’t Help Prevent Falls in the Elderly

Falling presents a serious health risk for the elderly. Thirty-three percent of adults over age 65 fall every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For the senior po…

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6 Things That Cause the Elderly to Fall

By Marlo Sollitto, AgingCare.com contributing editor Falls are the leading cause of death, injury and hospital admissions among the elderly population. In fact, one out of every three seniors falls…

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hank you ,,, Merry Christmas

Yep! I think I've said this before...A Great Auntie of mine said a glass of ginger wine every night…

Doesn't say whether the ginger was fresh or dried. One gram of fresh ginger isn't much.

To me this like taking your car to a mechanic's helper instead of to a real mechanic. No for me.

I strongly agree with reducing our battery imprint. Reducing energy use is always a good thing. …