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UV Safety

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July is the perfect month to talk about sun and UV safety. The sun is bright and the temperatures hot, and many people spend a lot more time outside during the summer than at other times of the year. If you aren’t prepared properly for sun safety, you can cause…

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Keeping Safe in Summer Heat

senior woman outside; elderly; summer heat tips

Summer temperatures can be dangerous for some older adults, who are especially prone to suffering heat stroke, dehydration, and other heat-related illnesses. Here are some tips for keeping your elderly loved one cool this summer: Stay Hydrated Drink water frequently throughout the day. Pay attention to signs of thirst—like dry…

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Are You Taking Too Much Medication?

Correct use of medication is a common concern in elder care. Many seniors receive prescriptions from multiple doctors, and often there is no one monitoring the big picture. A 2013 study from the Mayo Clinic found that seven of ten Americans take at least one prescription. That number increases for…

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