Monday, April 26, 2010

Chernobyl Anniversary Video

Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant24 years ago (April 26, 1986) one of the reactors at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine ( near Prypiat) had a meltdown. The resulting fire sent radioactive fallout into the atmosphere over an extensive geographical area. This accident is considered to be the worst nuclear power plant accident in history and generated concerns around the safety of nuclear power plants. Dr. Janette Sherman, editor of the book Chernobyl, discusses these concerns in a short video clip on

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Dr. Dorothy Height March 24, 1912 - April 20, 2010

Dorothy Height civil rights leader MLK women's history month Martin Luther KingWomen's History Month
Civil Rights Leader Dr. Dorothy Height celebrated her 98th birthday on March 24, 2010. Watch video interview done March 15, 2010.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Breast Cancer

Did you know...
that one in eight women will have breast cancer at some point in her life?

Non-Modifiable Risk Factors
Two of the major risk factors for breast cancer can’t be controlled: Age and genetics. Incidences of breast cancer dramatically increase with age. Those who have a family history of breast cancer or who carry the gene for breast cancer are also at a higher risk.

Modifiable Risk Factors

Other risk factors can be influenced by lifestyle choices:

* Age at First Pregnancy
Women who have their first child after age 30 are at greater risk.

* Hormone Replacement Therapy
Women who take post-menopausal estrogen supplementation are at a greater risk.

* Childless
Women who don’t have children have a higher risk.

* Alcohol Intake
Having more than one drink a day puts a woman at higher risk.

* Body Mass
A higher body mass means a higher risk.

* Exercise
There is some evidence that regular exercise lowers risk.
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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Video Interview - Caring For Aging Loved Ones

video aging eldercare View From The BayClick here or on the picture to watch Jamie Spooner, CEO of icarevillage being interviewed on View From The Bay.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

ABC View From The Bay

CEO Jamie Spooner of i care village will be a featured guest today on ABC's View From The Bay at 3:00. She will be sharing valuable medical, legal and insurance information that will help you be prepared as your parents and loved ones age.
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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Win $200 Best Advice I Ever Got From a Grandparent Contest

What's the Best Advice You Ever Got From a Grandparent?
You could win a $200 Amazon or iTunes Gift Card
Click Here To Share Your Grandparent's Wisdom
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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Women's History Month - Desegregation of Public Health Nursing

Women's History Month desegregation of publich health nursingThereasea talks about her experience as a nurse in the south where she was faced with discrimination in KKK territory. Video
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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Hoarding Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the definition of compulsive hoarding?
2. What are some of the behaviors associated with hoarding?
3. What causes hoarding?
4. Should I just go in and clean out the home of my loved one who has a hoarding problem?
5. What treatment is available for compulsive hoarding?

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Saturday, January 30, 2010

It's Going To Take Lots of Villages

Rosemary Flanigan, Center For Practical Bioethics describes the numbers.

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Friday, January 22, 2010

Power Up On Power Foods

Here are just some of the foods that are extremely rich in antioxidants and provide many health benefits:

Green Tea
Black Tea

Click here for more nutrition information for the elderly

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Video Of The Week

Wisdom Of The Elders
Bob describes his first experience with discrimination, while in the Coast Guard Band during a trip to Kentucky.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Type 2 Diabetes - Who's At Risk"

Type 2 Diabetes: What is Diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition in which the body resists the effects of insulin and therefore can't maintain a normal blood sugar level. There's no cure, but type 2 diabetes can be managed and even prevented. If it's not detected and controlled, it can wreak havoc on vital organs and can even cause death

The Signs Are Subtle

The symptoms for type 2 diabetes are often subtle and easily dismissed as just another side effect of aging. Ask your aging parents or loved ones if they have experienced any of these warning signs:

Extreme thirst and frequent urination
Sores that are slow to heal
Increased hunger
Unexplained weight loss
Bladder and vaginal infections
Vision problems
Tiring easily.


Sunday, January 10, 2010

Stress And An Aging Parent or Grandparent

Announcing Webinar
Date: Monday, January 25, 2010
Time: 4 pm PST/ 7 pm EST

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Who's Paying The Bills Now?

What do you do when a parent or loved one who has handled the family finances for years is suddenly not capable to continue?

  • Close your eyes and hope they pay themselves.
  • Throw up your hands and yell “Uncle!”
  • Spend a lot of money to pay a professional to figure it out for you.
  • Do it yourself.
Ten Tips To Help