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9 Reasons Why What You Think About Aging Matters

Henry Ford supposedly said, “If you think you can’t—you can’t. If you think you can—you can.” While that statement usually applies to reaching our goals or persevering in spite of the odds, we seldom consider it in context with aging. ...
by SMART Living 365 on Nov 5, 2015

Grants for Adults Returning to School

The United States government, along with many organizations and foundations across the country emphasize on using education to raise one’s standard of living. There are many adults whom in their teenagers days dropped out of college and now con...
by Start Grants on Jun 6, 2015

Papua New Guinea Sculpture Garden

Volunteering with Bay Area Older Adults is always a fun experiences and this one was no different. Anne arranged a tour of the beautiful Papua New Guinea Sculpture Garden in Stanford Campus. It was an hour long docent led tour of the gardens. Th...
by Newbie In Sunnyvale on Oct 15, 2014

Should You Start Taking a Daily Aspirin to Reduce the Chance of Cancer?

When people think about the benefits of a daily low-dose aspirin regimen, they usually associate it with helping prevent the risk of heart disease. While there is ample evidence that it can help in this area, that may not be all it’s good for.
by Debt Free Living Guru on Aug 6, 2014

Sensing Spaces: Care architecture - memories of choice

Good architecture is often invisible,but it allows whatever is happening in that space to be the best experience possible.Pezo von EllrichshausenGood architecture may have something in common with good health; it is something that can be taken for gr...
by Welcome to the QUAD on Mar 23, 2014

Living with Practical Realities, 1978: Courtesy the Artist © Stephen Willats

Within Intermediate Support, Older Adults we are short-staffed at present. I was asked to work this Saturday - tomorrow - but was able to take Wednesday off. This helpfully coincided with a half-day event in Liverpool - Developing (research) proposal...
by Welcome to the QUAD on Mar 7, 2014

Prevent Fractures with PT

The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF- now say that five times fast) recently issued new recommendations in regard to vitamin D and calcium supplement prescription to prevent fractures.  The recommendations guide health profession...
by Geaux to Physical Therapy on Mar 12, 2013

Online Dating Young Adults

Image And Video Disclosure Of Substance Use On Social Media …Gibbs, Ellison, and Heino (2006) found that individuals constructing online dating profiles consciously enhance Questionnaire results further supported the ubiquity of such images onl...
by On Line Dating on Jan 26, 2013

Health and Fitness Trends for 2013

Every year, I like to research the top health and fitness trends for the year to come. As I search the web, some trends keep popping up. Other trends are either an area of interest for myself or something I think will be fun to try next year. Fitness...
by PersonalFitCoach on Dec 20, 2012

Health and Fitness Trends for 2013

Every year, I like to research the top health and fitness trends for the year to come. As I search the web, some trends keep popping up. Other trends are either an area of interest for myself or something I think will be fun to try next year. Fitness...
by PersonalFitCoach on Dec 20, 2012

Benefits Of Healthy Lifestyle For Older Adults

A healthy lifestyle for older adults is essential to keep body fit and also to keep diseases away from them. It enables your body to fight against diseases and maintain the immune system of body. Healthy lifestyle for older adults increases the resis...

Older Adults With Diabetes Live Long Enough To Benefit From Interventions And Research

Middle-aged and older adults with diabetes showed substantial survival rates in a new University of Michigan Health System study of retirees. Survival rates were strong even for adults living in nursing homes or who have multiple health issues like d...

Finding “That Catch” at Midlife May Not Be the Only Thing You Catch

[ piXo ] /Stock Photos A recent article published by researchers at Kings College and Saint Thomas’s Hospital in London cites an increase in the number of sexually transmitted infections (STI’s) in people in their 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s. In...
by Dating After Decades on Mar 28, 2012

Finding “That Catch” at Midlife May Not Be the Only Thing You Catch

[ piXo ] /Stock Photos A recent article published by researchers at Kings College and Saint Thomas’s Hospital in London cites an increase in the number of sexually transmitted infections (STI’s) in people in their 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s. In...
by Dating After Decades on Mar 28, 2012

Dementia - The size of the challenge

The image and link below is the first of a set on Flickr produced from the Prime Minister's presentation and meeting with the Alzheimer's Society on March 26 2012. A transcript and video are also available: Transcript - Prime Minister's speech to th...
by Welcome to the QUAD on Mar 27, 2012

[CIOP] Welcome to new list - Community Informatics for Older Persons

There recently has been an expansion of technology applications for older persons. These efforts include communications for elderly with others, connections with families, medical monitoring, group activities, assistance with hospital transitions, an...
by Welcome to the QUAD on Mar 6, 2012

RCN nursing journals are now available through HINARI

Dear All, I am pleased to share that, as of last month, the journals published by the Royal College of Nursing (UK) are now available through HINARI, which means that HINARI users can now access the following journals:- - Cancer Nursing Practic...
by Welcome to the QUAD on Mar 5, 2012

Ubiquitous Healthcare Service Has the Persistent Benefit on Glycemic Control and Body Weight in Older Adults With Diabetes

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My mother refuses to have a total hip replacement. What should we say?

Mother refuses to consider having a total hip replacement because she has heard so many “bad” things about them. Despite our efforts, she can’t seem to say exactly what those “things” are. What can we say to convince her...
by Naples Orthopedic Surgeon on Feb 13, 2012

h2cm at 7th Annual Social Work Action Network Conference (SWAN)

The final programme is still to be confirmed, but I'll be presenting Hodges' model as a workshop next month at the 7th Annual Social Work Action Network Conference (SWAN). This will be hosted by Liverpool Hope University on 30 and 31 March 2012. This...
by Welcome to the QUAD on Feb 2, 2012


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