Step by step – Prevent falls

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Alert Response Medical Alert Systems make sure that if you fall, help is available at the push of the button. Our systems bring peace of mind knowing that you are not home alone. By having our system, you are are being proactive for your health and safety. Taking that one step further, what are you doing to prevent falls? Have you used a fall prevention checklist to examine your house? Are you familiar with the side effects of your medication?

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Spring Activities for Seniors

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Spring is just around the corner and, while we in Texas know that can sometimes mean dandiliondangerous weather, we also know it means beautiful sunshine, flowers blooming, and time to find things to enjoy outside. Below are some suggestions of activities to try this Spring:

  1. Bird watching – Grab some binoculars and see what species you can identify. Or, if there is available space, set up a bird feeder and see what ...
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Seth Rogen Speaks before Congress about Alzheimers

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In case you missed it last week, Seth Rogen, funny man associated with movies such as Knowcked Up, Superbad, and Funny People, was allowed to speak as an expert to Congress about his personal experience with Alzheimer’s when he watched his mother-in-law (a teacher for 35 years) proceed from silly memory lapses to being unable to speak by the age of 60. As a result, Rogen started a new charity, Hilarity for Charity, to encourage ...

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Falls, Injuries, and Anxiety

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According to the CDC, among older adults, falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal stressed maninjuries. Today, the Huffington Post published an article entitledFalls, Injuries, and Anxiety: Breaking the vicious cycle. This is a topic near and dear to our hearts at Alert Response. It’s an unfortunate part of aging, but fall risks increase due to escalating health problems and medications that affect balance. ...

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Winter – Spring and aallllll the temperatures in between

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Mother Natures gets a little moody this time of year, doesn’t she? A week ago we were frozen cherriesexperiencing freezing rain and drizzle, today it’s 75 degrees. This isn’t a new phenomenon, but if you are caring for a senior loved one, there are a couple things to keep in mind:

  1. Check the temperature of their house before you leave. While it’s 75 degrees during the day, it might still drop below ...
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