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Calling Attention To Older Driver Safety During Awareness Week: December 3-7, 2018

From December 3rd through December 7th, 2018, the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) is calling attention to different aspects of older driver safety. AOTA’s Older Driver Safety Awareness Week aims to promote understanding of the barriers older adults face when driving is no longer an option, and to increase awareness of the steps older adults can take to …

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“National Physical Therapy Month” Raises Awareness Of The Many Health Benefits Of PT

Held during October, “National Physical Therapy Month” is celebrated as an annual opportunity to recognize physical therapy’s efforts to “transform society by optimizing movement to improve the human experience.” The primary aim of National Physical Therapy Month is to share and spread information related to the benefits of physical therapy as an alternative for long-term pain …

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World Mental Health Day Highlights Awareness And Advocacy For All Ages

Every year on October 10, The World Health Organization (WHO) celebrates World Mental Health Day.  World Mental Health Day highlight issues of global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against the social stigma of mental health illnesses.  The goal is to help raise mental health awareness, as well as show that we all can help to ensure that people dealing with …

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The Difference Between Age-Related Memory Loss And Alzheimer’s Disease

When you begin to notice changes in an aging parent’s mental or physical well-being, it is difficult to determine if these are the normal signs of advancing age, or symptoms of Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. Forgetfulness is common — but there is a point when forgetfulness is more concerning, especially in older adults. Of …

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April Is National Cancer Control Month: The Importance Of Cancer Screenings And Prevention

In the United States, “National Cancer Control Month” is observed each year during the month of April. National Cancer Control Month is a federally endorsed observation that is annually encouraged by a proclamation from the President. Approved through a joint resolution by congress in 1938, the yearly announcement from the President is a reminder to …

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Random Acts Of Kindness Week: Ways To Bring Simple Joy And Happiness To Your Elderly Loved Ones

As our loved ones age, and perhaps require assisted living or in-home care, what we often forget that they also need to feel wanted, useful, loved, and cherished. We shouldn’t need a national holiday to be kind to each other, but every little reminder helps us reconnect to the people around us. This week is …

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