Heat stress: Tips for seniors to stay cool when temps rise

With summer temperatures already unseasonably hot, it is important for seniors and their caregivers to take precautions to prevent heat stress.
Seniors’ bodies do not adapt as well to extreme temperature changes as younger people. They are more likely to have a chronic medical condition that changes normal body responses to heat and they are […]

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Sweepstakes, lottery schemes devastate victims with evolving tactics

Sweepstakes and prize scams bilked $117 million out of half a million North Americans in 2017, according to a new report by the Better Business Bureau (BBB). The fraud also concentrates on senior citizens, who also suffer the most losses.

The report – “Sweepstakes, Lottery and Prize Scams: A Better Business Bureau Study of How ‘Winners’ Lose […]

By |June 15th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Sweepstakes, lottery schemes devastate victims with evolving tactics

What not to say to an isolated, lonely older adult

Many older, lonely adults find themselves in this cycle of compounded loss, but it should never be considered the norm for this stage of life.

Loneliness and social isolation are now believed to be as dangerous to our health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day, and surpass the mortality risks of obesity. A 2017 SCAN […]

By |June 8th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on What not to say to an isolated, lonely older adult

KENTUCKY RANKS SIXTH HIGHEST IN NATION FOR SENIOR HUNGER

More Seniors Facing Hunger Today Than Before the Great Recession Despite Economic Improvements

The Kentucky Association of Food Banks announced recently the release of The State of Senior Hunger in America in 2016,a study about food insecurity among seniors in the United States published by Feeding America® and The National Foundation to End Senior Hunger(NFESH).

The report shows that 4.9 […]

By |June 6th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on KENTUCKY RANKS SIXTH HIGHEST IN NATION FOR SENIOR HUNGER

Chronic hip or knee pain? Help is available.

Dr. Stephen Duncan, a nationally recognized orthopaedic surgeon with UK Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, knows about hip and knee pain.
He will discuss surgical and non-surgical treatments for hip and knee arthritis and new technologies in hip and knee replacement at a free information session from 10-11 a.m., Tuesday, June 19 at the Lexington Senior […]

By |June 5th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Chronic hip or knee pain? Help is available.

Pneumonia immunization is less common among seniors in rural areas, but pharmacists could help

Pharmacists play a significant role in getting rural people vaccinated for pneumonia, and presumably other diseases, more so than in urban areas, according to a study by the Rural and Underserved Health Research Center at the University of Kentucky.

Kentucky Health News reporter Melissa Patrick writes that a study has found pneumonia immunization is less […]

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Understanding and responding to dementia-related behavior

Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost.

However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage.

Learn how to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies […]

By |June 3rd, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Understanding and responding to dementia-related behavior

Grandmother who has been a “mother, friend, supporter” named AARP Kentucky Grandparent of the Year

Shane Ritter at Old Mill Elementary in Mt. Washington earned top honors in the 2017-18 Grandparent of the Year essay contest sponsored by Kentucky Retired Teachers Association (KRTA) and AARP Kentucky.

Shane and his grandmother, Kathryn Thompson, received their awards at the 17th Annual “AARP Kentucky Grandparent of the Year” ceremony at the KRTA Annual […]

By |June 1st, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Grandmother who has been a “mother, friend, supporter” named AARP Kentucky Grandparent of the Year