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services for people of all ages. We are dedicated to helping our clients lead dignified, independent lifestyles in the comfort We hope you enjoy our August e-Newsletter that provides information that will benefit current clients, as well as their family and friends. For more information visit our website at SunEmployee Spotlight5 Online Games for Retaining Memory, Problem-Solving and Language Skills According to HelpGuide.Org, more than half a million reports ofelder abuse reach authorities every year, but as seen recently elder abuse most often takes place in the senior's home andcan take on many different forms, from intimidation and threats to neglect and financial exploitation.
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She is a wonderful asset toour company and alwaysgoes the extra mile. She isdependable and Recognizing the signs for elder abuse can be difficult as they can be mistaken for symptoms of dementia or indications of the elder's frailty. General warning signs of abuse include frequent arguments or tension between the elder and his/her caregiver as well as changes in the personality or behavior in the elder. HelpGuide.Org provides specific signs and symptoms for physical, mental and sexual abuse; neglect bycaregivers or self-neglect; financial exploitation; and healthcare 5 Free Online Brain
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Elders who are being abused, neglected or exploited should tell at least one person they trust, whether it be a doctor, friend or family member. In the U.S., you can also report elder abuse by calling a public service of the U.S.
Administration on Aging, at 1-800-677-1116 to be referred
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1. Looking at the brighter side of life just may save your life, according to new research from the University of Michigan.
Previous research has shown that an optimistic attitude usuallyleads to better heart health, a stronger immune system andother health benefits. Add lower risk of having a stroke to thelist.
In a study of 6,000 adults over 50 with no history of stroke,optimism was associated with significantly reduced risk ofstroke, even when controlling for stroke risk factors such ashigh blood pressure, heart disease, hypertension and bodymass index.
"When people have a positive outlook on life, they undertakeactions more likely to produce good outcomes," said Eric Kim,the study's lead author and a clinical psychology doctoralstudent.
The University of Michigan study is the first known to discovera correlation between optimism and the risk of having astroke. The protective effect of optimism may primarily be dueto behavioral choices that people make, such as takingvitamins, eating a healthy diet and exercising, researcherssaid.
Be Mindful of Medications that React with The heat has been nearly inescapable throughout most of thecountry this summer, which makes it a good time for a fewreminders about some medications that don't mix well with thesun. Certain medications react with the sun and have thepotential to cause drug-induced sun sensitivity, which poses aserious threat to older skin.
According to a recent article from AARP The Magazine, drug-induced sun sensitivity (phototoxicity) most often occurs whenthe sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays interact with a medication you'retaking and cause an almost immediate reaction on your skin.
The list below includes a list of medications and other irritantslikely to cause skin reactions to be mindful of this summer: 1. NSAIDs: ibuprofen, naproxen, ketoprofen, celecoxib
2. Antibiotics: tetracyclines, fluoroquinolones
(ciprofloxacins, ofloxacin) and sulfonamides.
3. Statins: atorvastatin, fluvastatin, lovastatin, pravastatin
4. Hypoglycemics: sulfonylureas (glipizide, glyburide)
5. Diuretics: furosemide and hydroclorothiazide
6. Suncscreens: para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA),
cinnamates, benzophenones and salicylates 7. Fragrances: musk ambrette, 6-methylcoumarin and
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