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    Mindfulness Shows Promise as We Age, but Study Results Are Mixed

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – As mindfulness practices rise in popularity and evidence of their worth continues to accumulate, those who work with aging populations are looking to use the techniques to boost cognitive, emotional and physiological health. But studies so far have shown mixed results in the elderly, and more investigation is needed to determine exactly […]

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    Elder Abuse in the Twenty-First Century

    In this “silver tsunami” era, elder populations are outnumbering the younger workforce. This creates significant inequity and more than enough opportunity for people to take advantage. Whether financially, neglectfully, emotionally, physically or sexually, seniors in the United States are at a high risk for exploitation. Seniors can be abused by underpaid and overworked employees. Nursing […]

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    Geriatric Depression: Symptoms, Risk Factors and Treatments

    By: Brian Neese Around 7 million of the nation’s 39 million adults ages 65 years and older are affected by depression, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Although a majority of older adults are not depressed, they have an increased risk of developing depression, which is a persistent sad, anxious or […]

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    Is Boxing Even Safe?

    Society is at a point of conflict where it concerns head injuries and sports. The extent to which head trauma causes permanent damage is well known, however ratings for extreme sports like boxing and football are at an all-time high. Perhaps that is to be expected. The credo of live fast, die young is a […]

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    How Do We Protect the Elderly from Fraud

    According to the United States Department of Justice, 1 in 10 seniors over the age of 60 is abused every year in the U.S, and elder fraud is another tactic used to abuse our aging population. Many of these cases often go unreported. Factors such as social isolation, lack of family/friends support, cognitive decline, loneliness, […]

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    Are We Forgetting About The Sandwich Generation?

    When working with elderly patients in health care facilities, it is likely that we may forget about the needs of their adult children aka The Sandwich Generation. The sandwich generation is adult children typically between the ages of 30-50 who are caring for their aging parents while taking care of their own family as well. Taking care […]

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    Holiday Depression and Our Elderly

    When we think of the holiday’s we often think of joyful times with family and friends but for some of our elderly it can be a time of sadness, isolation and loneliness. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is prevalent during the holidays and winter season due to issues such as being confined indoors, missing loved ones […]

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