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Summertime FUN

Summertime FUN for Older Adults

By Miles Hurley | July 9, 2021

As we conclude our summer blog series, we want to make sure to discuss ways older adults can participate in summertime FUN. The warmer weather makes it easier for us all to get outside and enjoy many activities. Occupational therapist, Regina Sitterley, founder of Home Therapy Solutions suggests purchasing a Rollator walker for outdoor use.…

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Traveling as an older adult

Traveling as an older adult

By Miles Hurley | June 22, 2021

Summer is here, and the travel and hospitality industries are reporting record numbers of vacation reservations. Many families are reuniting after time apart and traveling together to vacation destinations to spend quality time together and have some fun. There are several things to consider when traveling as an older adult. Even if you are only traveling…

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Senior centers reopening

Local Senior Centers are Reopening

By Miles Hurley | June 15, 2021

Summer is here, and our Hurley Elder Care Law team is excited to make plans and enjoy all that the season has to offer…. gardening, grilling, vacations and parties with friends and family.   With pandemic restrictions lifting throughout Georgia, there are many opportunities for us to come together and safely experience our favorite summertime activities.…

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Athletes Face LBD Danger from Contact Sports

By Hurley Elder Care Law | August 8, 2018

Dem Sports athletes may be at increased risk for Lewy Body Disease (LBD) which can then cause Parkinson’s disease, a brain disorder that leads to problems with movement and thinking. A new study by VA-BU-CLF Brain Bank just published in the Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology, suggests that sports athletes may be at increased…

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Symptoms and Statistics of Parkinson’s Disease

By Hurley Elder Care Law | April 30, 2018

Parkinson’s Awareness month has ended for 2018, but the search for a cure is continuously  being sought. The Michael J. Fox Foundation, www.michaeljfox.org is urgently working on a cure. The purpose of setting aside this month of April was to bring awareness to Parkinson’s and to help people become mindful of their well-being. The more information…

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Friendships – Good – Sometimes Ending

By Hurley Elder Care Law | April 20, 2018

A conclusion was reached, through 300,000 participants, that people who had strong friendships lived 7.5 years longer than those with weak or few social ties. Brigham Young University reported the conclusion that friendship extends life. Other research by Marla Paul, author of The Friendship Crisis: Finding, Making and Keeping Friends When You’re Not a Kid…

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Depression in Older Adults

By Hurley Elder Care Law | March 23, 2018

Dr. Sarah Yarry, licensed clinical psychologist specializing in gerontology, reports: “Often in older adults, when they’re depressed, you don’t see high levels of crying and sadness you might see in a younger adult; you see it more often as withdrawal – apathy, hopelessness, loss of appetite and interest.” Depression is correlated with a higher risk…

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Wealth and Health for Retirement

By Hurley Elder Care Law | March 16, 2018

A goal for retirement is to be happy, healthy and financially comfortable. To achieve that goal, you want to ask yourself: am I saving enough, how long will my money last and when will I be able to retire? With an average lifespan of 83 to 85 years, your retirement savings need to last a…

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Risk Factors for Dementia

By Hurley Elder Care Law | March 12, 2018

Snoring – Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) – Breathing starts and stops, already linked to high blood pressure and heart disease, may also be tied to poorer cognitive performance and an increased risk of dementia. By treating OSA the risk may be lowered. Drinking diet soda – Strong evidence shows an increased risk of dementia for…

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Myths About Aging

By Hurley Elder Care Law | January 8, 2018

Deepak Chopra, M.D, put together a list of myths regarding aging people. You’ve probably heard a thousand times that as you age, your body and mind begin to “go.” You can no longer move the way you used to and your health deteriorates. This is a myth and those “facts” couldn’t be further from the truth.…

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