What is causing my balance probems?

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As we discussed in our last post, losing the ability to balance can lead to other serious problems, like losing confidence to move about safely, losing socializing activities and feeling isolated, and of course, depression.

When a loss of balance is experienced, it is important to figure out the underlying cause. There are many common causes, like medications that cause dizziness and other health conditions that lead to shortness in breath.

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Choosing the Right Bathtub

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An average person will spend a year and a half in the bathroom over the course of their lifetime, a lot of it spent in the tub/shower.

Some people spend time in the tub just to get clean, while others feel that spending time in the tub rejuvenates their energy and revitalizes their spirit.

Whatever the reason for spending some time in the bathroom, one thing is certain, the bathtub is one of the most important aspects of the bathroom.

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Maintaining Independence During Your Senior Years

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Our primary goal at Alert Response is to help our customers safely maintain their couple Computerindependence. We want to give them the confidence to go about their daily activities while knowing that should something happen, help is only the push of a button away.

How do you know if you know if your loved one would benefit from an Alert ...

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Reducing Fall Risks

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Alert ResponseFalling is the leading cause of injury for Americans age 65 and older according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Every year approximately 35 to 40 percent of older adult Americans fall at least once.  Over 50% of these falls occur on the home.

 

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Beating the Heat Wave

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While the calendar may point to fall being right around the corner, here in Texas summer is still in full swing. Here are a few tips from the CDC on preventing and managing heat:

  • Do not engage in any strenuous activity (feel free to print this out to keep on hand in case anyone demands you mow your yard)
  • Drink more fluids regardless of your activity level (finally an excuse to find out what happens when you drink a gallon of coca-cola and then ...
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