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Elder Care: Articles on Senior Citizen Issues
Taking care of the elderly and wondering who will pay for it? Here is a collection of articles on senior citizen care. Including topics such as suicide among elderly seniors, compensating family care for senior citizens, ethical issues on aging, primary senior citizen care and more. Interesting commentary on taking care of senior citizens and how the face of senior care will change as the baby boomers enter their elder years.

Disaster Preparedness for Seniors by Senior
Emergencies can happen at a moment's notice, so planning on a plan is best. This PDF is a 32-page booklet booklet that gives tips on getting informed, making a disaster preparedness plan for seniors, assembling an emergency kit—all for the elderly or those with mobility challenges. These tips provide you and your caregivers with considerations needed to help manage communications, equipment, pets and home hazards. The booklet was prepared by a group of older adults who experienced a two-week power outage when a massive ice storm hit the Greatwer Rochester, New York area. This booklet will help you decide what you need to devise your personal senior citizen disaster plan.

Retirement Living: Residential Options and More
This site offers a database of senior housing, assisted living, nursing homes and home health care services for senior citizens in Virginia, New Jersey, Maryland, Washington, D.C., Pennsylvania and Delaware. It includes copies of magazine articles on senior citizen lifestyle issues, and includes a database of senior-related experts. Articles on senior living issues, as well as a section on events for senior citizens and those in the senior care field are also included.

Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease: Diagnosis and Care
This site defines Alzheimer's disease as the most common cause of dementia accounting for approximately 55 percent of all cases. Alzheimer’s usually begins with lapses in memory, mood swings and difficulty in finding the right words. As the disease progresses the patient  suffers from permanent memory loss and impaired ability to learn, talk and cope with everyday activities, according to this site from the Research Institute for the Care of the Elderly. It includes information about diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease and information for caregivers of those with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.

Get the News that Chiropractors Rely on at provides visitors to the site with news stories geared to practicing chiropractors, chiropractic students, and patients alike. Students and prospective students can find information about schools offering this type of training and look for jobs. Patients can find out what chiropractic is, how to find a local chiropractor, and what they can expect the first time they visit a practitioner. Do you have a question about chiropractic care? Visit the "Ask a Doctor of Chiropractic" to ask your question or check out answers to previously-asked ones. Visitors to the site can also sign up for the free newsletter offered.

Healthy Eating for Elderly Citizens
This article discusses how many elderly people do not get proper nutrition because they cannot properly care for themselves. Nutrition remains important throughout life, the article says. Many chronic diseases that develop late in life, such as osteoporosis, can be influenced by earlier poor habits. Insufficient exercise and calcium intake, especially during adolescence and early adulthood, can significantly increase the risk of osteoporosis, a disease that causes bones to become brittle and crack or break easily. But good nutrition in the later years still can help lessen the effects of diseases prevalent among older Americans or improve the quality of life in people who have such diseases. They include osteoporosis, obesity, high blood pressure, heart disease, certain cancers, gastrointestinal problems, and chronic undernutrition. More information is included to help seniors get proper nutrition.

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