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Smartwatches for seniors

Smartwatches for seniors

The makers of smartwatches are now designing products for older adults. And they just may have come up with an acceptable alternative to the standard “I’ve fallen and I can’t …

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Researching treatments online

Researching treatments online

For those facing a serious—or even incurable—condition, the Internet can seem to be the last refuge of hope. But how can you distinguish a trustworthy website from that of a …

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Age-friendly kitchen

Age-friendly kitchen

Aging creates so many “new normals.” Even routine activities such as cooking may become challenging for your loved one. Balance issues can make reaching, bending, or lifting a problem. Arthritis …

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Setting Limits Nicely

Setting Limits Nicely

Many of us were raised to believe that the only polite or kind answer is “yes.” But as Dr. Christine Carter, a UC Berkeley researcher, notes, “If you find yourself …

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Conserving Energy

Conserving Energy

People with congestive heart failure (CHF) often tire easily, especially if they exert themselves. In CHF, the heart is swollen with fluids and cannot beat efficiently. The body’s cells then …

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Embarrassing Behaviors

Embarrassing Behaviors

What do you do when sweet Mom starts cursing angrily? When straitlaced Dad makes off-color remarks? In persons with dementia, these behaviors are not on purpose. They are caused by the …

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Bathing and Dementia

Bathing and Dementia

Bathing brings many discomforts. Bathrooms can feel cold and drafty when a person is wet. And running water can be noisy. Nudity makes bathing very intimate, which can be distressing …

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What does it mean to be “community-based”?

Iowa City Hospice is a community-based organization. We were founded about 40 years ago by neighbors and community members who saw a need for local services to bring dignity and …

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October Events Schedule

Get connected at one of Iowa City Hospice’s community events this month. Visit our Events Calendar for a full schedule of upcoming events. Wednesday, October 3 – Lensing Funeral Home: …

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September Events Schedule

Get connected at one of Iowa City Hospice’s community events this month. Visit our Events Calendar for a full schedule of upcoming events. Wednesday, September 5 – Lensing Funeral Home: …

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