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Aging In Place
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My Heart's Song
My Heart’s Song – Ginny Tiu
The compassion at the heart of Ginny Tiu’s advocacy for those who have no voice is a great source of joy in her life. Her God-given talent as a piano prodigy at age 5 gave her the opportunity to travel the world, where she witnessed heartbreaking poverty and harsh inequities, calling her caring nature to action during a lifetime of humanitarian and animal welfare efforts.
The Keys to Your Online Kingdom
When you open an online account of any kind (anything from Facebook to online banking), you generally want to set the minimum password length to at least eight characters. The longer the password, the harder it is to crack, so for even greater security, set the minimum password length to 14 characters.
Help for Aging Pets & Devoted Owners
Illness and/or old age and its associated maladies are a fact of life for us all — even our pets. And grief over the loss of a beloved pet may be as intense and as lengthy as when a significant person in our life dies. Those who have lost a pet know the full extent of this agonizing pain. As much as we’d love our pets to live forever, what we can do is support their well-being and quality of life for as long as possible. Kailua-based Arms of Aloha believes in relieving the stress pet owners feel when their furry friend starts to succumb to the effects of old age or unrelenting illness.
Diabetes and Hearing Loss
Diabetes disproportionately affects older adults. Approximately 25 percent of Americans over the age of 60 years have diabetes. The aging of the US population is widely acknowledged as one of the drivers of the diabetes epidemic. Although the burden of diabetes is often described in terms of its impact on working-aged adults, the disease also affects longevity, functional status and risk of institutionalization for older patients. While diabetes can be managed effectively, living with the disease as you get older presents some unique challenges.
Gimme a Break! Care for Caregivers
The woman in line in front of me was tending to her father who apparently suffered from dementia. Suddenly, she completely lost it and was yelling at him. I thought she was going to hit him! He looked frightened, dazed and confused. When I tried to console the woman, she yelled back at me, ‘YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT I’M GOING THROUGH!’”
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Helpful Resources for Seniors
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