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Use it or lose it: Physical activity helps seniors stay mobile

A carefully structured, moderate physical activity program helped vulnerable older people maintain their mobility. This was the conclusion of a January 2014 study, which showed that many frail older people can reap rewards from regular physical activity. . . .

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Support for caregivers

If you’ve been providing care to an elderly family member or friend, you know all too well the pressures and stress that can come from being a caregiver.

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Honoring others through interaction

David Hachmeister

Thanks again to all who served this country. From our nation’s founding to this day, we owe so much to those who sacrificed to give birth to a new manner of government. We are especially mindful of those in our more recent families who served that our national experiment might endure. . . .

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Dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Millions of Americans — particularly veterans — suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Learn more about what PTSD is, who it affects, and what can be done about it. . . .

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Are you a part of the Sandwich Generation?

Are you a person who takes care of aging parents and your own children? If the answer is “yes,” you are considered part of the Sandwich Generation.

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What Is Rheumatoid Arthritis?

In the United States, 23 percent of all adults, or over 54 million people, have arthritis. It is a leading cause of disability. The annual direct medical costs are at least 81 billion. . . .

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Older adults and their gift of “People Smarts”

David Hachmeister

by David Hachmeister, Owner, Care & Comfort at Home for Seniors and Veterans Our culture seems to be evolving toward the worship only of youth and technology. The acquired wisdom through decades of living and learning seems less valued. Because many seniors don’t even know what an app is, they are assumed to know nothing […]

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Enjoy music this summer and smile! June activities in the Chicago area for seniors

The weather is warmer and the time is upon us to get out and enjoy the many activities the Chicago area has to offer. People seem to be friendlier at this time of year. The smiles you see are those that only the beginning of summer can bring. Here are some musical activity suggestions that are sure to bring smiles to you, your family, and friends, in some of the Chicago suburbs that Care & Comfort at Home serves. . . .

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Kidney disease and diabetes

Kidney disease and diabetes are two serious diseases that can affect older adults. Read on to learn more about these diseases, what you should look for, and what you can do about them. . . .

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Elderly veterans and VA benefits

As veterans age, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will provide benefits and services that address a variety of issues, including changing health risks and financial challenges. . . .

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