From the monthly archives:

August 2011

HISC Disaster Relief Foundation

by Lois Etienne on August 31, 2011

in Senior Health and Safety

Tweet Devastation is left behind from the winds and waters of the forces of nature. We’ve seen it over and over again it seems. I think that we forget too quickly, the lives that are affected in this aftermath. Home Instead Senior Care was founded by folks who care about others, as do the franchisees [...]

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Feeling younger than your age?

by Lois Etienne on August 29, 2011

in Senior Health and Safety

Tweet Senior citizens tend to feel about 13 years younger than their chronological age even though they think they look only seven years younger. Researchers in the study from the Journals of Gerontology: Psychological Science analyzed the responses of 516 men and women age 70 and older who participated in the Berlin Aging Study, tracking [...]

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Trouble Sleeping?

by Lois Etienne on August 26, 2011

in Senior Health and Safety

Tweet Is stress keeping you awake or is not getting enough sleep causing you stress? Truth is, it’s a little of both. Sleeping less than seven and a half hours per day may be associated with potential risk of heart disease for older people, according to a report in the Archives of Internal Medicine, one of [...]

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Tweet A study published recently in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association which followed 80,574 women ages 54 to 79 as part of the Nurses’ Health Study from 2000 to 2006, reports that women with a history of depression have a 29% greater risk of having a stroke than non-depressed women, and those who take antidepressants, [...]

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Prison For Seniors?

by Lois Etienne on August 22, 2011

in Finances,Legal,Senior Health and Safety

Tweet As people live longer, are in better health and have more energy, they sometimes get involved in things that might get them in trouble. Unfortunately, a rise in senior crime is evident. We are seeing more senior citizens convicted of felonies, such as drug crimes, physical attacks and murder – most often against a [...]

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Tweet Last time I talked about what women’s biggest fears were associated with aging. Now, I will be the first one to tell you that I don’t have a clue what men really are afraid of but there’s always data to draw from. It seems their biggest concern is impotence. Ken Robbins, a University of [...]

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What Women Fear About Aging

by Lois Etienne on August 17, 2011

in Senior Health and Safety

Tweet Okay, so I’m another year older. It’s funny, 30, 40, 50 never really bothered me but creeping up on 60 seems scarier somehow. Do you dread getting older? Women around the world seem to worry about aging more than men do, according to the 2010 Bupa Health Pulse, a 12-country survey by the British [...]

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Birthday Dance

by Lois Etienne on August 15, 2011

in Senior Health and Safety

Tweet Okay, tomorrow is my birthday and I feel like rambling, so you can turn me off now if you want to. In the last six weeks I’ve lost an old friend who was only a couple years older than myself.  Two days ago, a dear friend spent over eleven hours in surgery for pancreatic [...]

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Loneliness and Nutrition

by Lois Etienne on August 12, 2011

in Senior Health and Safety

Tweet We are constantly surrounded by people, noise, distractions and it seems strange that in the midst of so much racket, we can be lonely.  I’ve had a very full life but I know that life also doles out staggering surprises at times. And some of those things can lead to loneliness and depression. But now [...]

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Pancreatic Cancer

by Lois Etienne on August 10, 2011

in Senior Health and Safety

Tweet What a difference a day makes! One day our dear friend and employee was healthy and happy. The next she was hit with the news that she had pancreatic cancer! I don’t know if it gets any scarier than this. She is prepping for surgery as this piece posts so we don’t know what [...]

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