Freedom News

Archive for June 2012

Get Moving to Manage Osteoarthritis

Regular, moderate exercise offers numerous benefits to people with arthritis.

Exercise reduces joint pain and stiffness, builds strong muscle around the joints, and increases flexibility and endurance. It reduces inflammation from...

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We’re Having a Heat Wave…..A Tropical Heat Wave!

Summertime is well underway and we are having a heat wave – aprolonged period of excessively hot weather, which may be accompanied by high humidity.

If you have been watching the news lately, you have heard many stories about the...

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Elder Abuse

Each year,  thousands of older persons are abused, neglected, and exploited. Many victims are people who are older, frail, and vulnerable.

Some are unable to help themselves and depend on others to meet their most basic needs. Abusers...

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Safe Ideas for a Parkinson’s Home

Making a house easy to navigate for an individual with Parkinson’s is very simple to do with some quick changes. View our room by room diagram for some fast ideas.

Whole House:

Make sure all rugs are anchored...

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Same Time Next Year

 I often advised children of aging parents to be on the lookout for signs that their parent was deteriorating – a change in mental status, loss of appetite, depression, etc.  Unfortunately, my personal experience is somewhat of a...

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5 Ageist Pitfalls

While shopping for a birthday card for my soon-to-be 60-year-old brother-in-law, I found myself becoming more and more infuriated as I read one card after another.  The bulk were loaded with ageist (and often sexist) references.

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