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Elder Abuse Recognize it and know your rights

Specific definitions vary on what elder abuse really is, and those definitions continue to evolve. The WHO calls elder abuse “a single, or repeated act, or lack of appropriate action, occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust which causes harm or distress to an older person”. It can be verbal, physical, psychological or emotional, sexual or financial. It can also be neglect – either intentional or unintentional.

http://www.aginginplace.org/guide-to-recognizing-elder-abuse/

Aging in Place — safety tips

From: 25 Tips To Make Home Safe For Seniors (Especially Those Living Independently)

To maximize safety for seniors at home, we must ensure a long list of conditions are met in each room: you need to optimize lighting, minimize clutter, use safe furniture, ensure you have a reliable monitoring and alert system in place, and make it easy for them to get help fast, if needed.

Loss of balance, depth perception & ability to navigate around the house… all of these can contribute to falls.  Checkout their website about the time a person is incapacitated perhaps from a fall, and the percentage found alive.


Optimistic Thinking May Help Preserve Memory and Judgement (Minding Our Elders®)

http://bit.ly/2vZZlGO. It should come as no surprise that optimistic thinking is, for the most part, better for one’s health than negative thinking. In fact, negative thinking has been connected to poor health for some time. A recent study confirms what was previously suspected, linking optimistic thinking to the preservation of memory and good judgement. Both of those traits bode well for staving off, if  not preventing, Alzheimer’s disease. Research conducted by the University of Michigan has linked an optimistic outlook to taking better care of ourselves overall, which may explain the effect that optimism has on Alzheimer’s risk.

Read more on HealthCentral about how positive thinking can help preserve our cognitive abilities:

Stroke affecting younger people!

http://news.heart.org/more-strokes-among-younger-people-worry-experts/#utm_sguid=153843,5ad7c9d0-358c-3750-3a38-b274ae3d60e0


“I would have never thought it would be something that happened to me in my 20s,” said Bergfeld, who lives in Bismark, North Dakota, and has fully recovered aside from anxiety about the possibility of another stroke. “Don’t wait until tomorrow to go in if you don’t feel right today; it could happen to anybody.”

Stroke experts have long known the disease can strike people of any age, and research in recent years has graphically illustrated it.

What your brain wants for breakfast

What we put into our bodies has a powerful impact on our brains, which only weigh 2–3% of our body weight but use up 25–30% of the energy that’s found in what we eat. Our brains need to be properly cared for in order to make sure we perform at our best. You’d never jump in your car and set off without filling up the tank or checking the oil. If you tried to, you wouldn’t expect to get very far. Our brains are similar: They need to be properly fueled and hydrated in order to run smoothly, and we shouldn’t expect optimal performance when they’re not.

See more at 

https://www.fastcompany.com/40440897/your-brains-personal-trainer-would-give-you-this-advice?

When you combine that with

http://www.healthalkaline.com/benefits-of-drinking-water-at-correct-time/


You’ll realize why I drink water instead of soda...