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by Ron Kurtus

Readers have sent in a total of 17 comments and questions on Healthy Aging issues. They are listed according to date.

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Resources Suggested resource USA
 
Resources Fall prevention handbook USA
 
Resources Senior's Computer Basics USA
 
Resources Suggested resource USA
 
Saw Palmetto for Enlarged Prostate Recommended Saw Palmetto brand Ghana
 
Resoources Suggested resource USA
 
General Suggested resource USA
 
Resources Suggested resources USA
 
Resources Alzheimer's resource USA
 
Resources Link offered from student USA
 

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Suggested resource

Topic: Resources

Question

May 8, 2019

Good Morning,

I hope your Wednesday is going well. My name is Garrett and I’m reaching out on behalf of Baylor University's Online Graduate Programs. I work with the university to distribute useful school-generated content to credible and relevant websites with similar content and audience interests.

Recently, I came across the "Healthy Aging Resources" page on the School for Champions website, located here:
https://www.school-for-champions.com/aging/resources.htm#.XMsVbGhKjIU

I was impressed by the gerontology resources you've assembled and was wondering if you'd be open to sharing an additional resource with your community? 

If so, I’d like to suggest "How Communities Can Prepare for the Growing Aging Population," published by The MPH online program from Baylor University's Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences. This resource discusses how to make communities more inclusive for the older adult population. It offers examples from ten age-friendly U.S. communities and further examines how changes in things like transportation, housing, and outdoor spaces can help people age actively. I believe this would be an excellent resource for your community as it is relevant to the gerontology resources provided on the page.

Below is the URL to the resource:
https://onlinegrad.baylor.edu/resources/communities-safe-aging-in-place/

Would you be open to sharing this resource with your community on the webpage?

Thank you for your consideration. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or need additional information. I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Best Regards,
Garrett Perry

Garrett - USA

29027

Answer

Thanks for the suggested resource. I added a link at Healthy Aging Resources.

Best wishes for success in your work.

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Fall prevention handbook

Topic: Resources

Question

February 26, 2019

Hi,

Every 11 seconds, another senior has been treated in the emergency room for a fall-related injury. That statistic recently hit home for me personally when my dad fell last summer. So, I and a few others at Senior Caregiver Alliance have been focused putting together some resources on fall prevention ever since.

My dad was lucky and recovered quickly. Then, my sister and I came in and made some changes to his flooring and bathroom and gave him a personal alarm, which, of course, he hates. :). There was a bit of a learning curve for me and pages like yours here Aging Resources really helped a lot.

So I’ve prepared a Fall Prevention Toolkit, including your resources.

Judy - USA

28955

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I'm glad the Aging Resources on fall prevention have been useful to you and your father. It is a good idea of having a Fall Prevention Handbook for others to use.

Best wishes for success with your handbook and for the good health of your father.

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Senior's Computer Basics

Topic: Resources

Question

January 21, 2019

I wanted to write to you about your web page. I volunteer as a teacher for a computer class at my local senior center. Your page on Healthy Aging Resources has some great seniors pages that I plan on sharing with the group. Thanks a bunch!

My daughter, Jessie, also found a page on Seniors' Computer Basics. Can you include this in your list of resources? She's thinking about joining me as a volunteer, so I thought her sharing her suggestion online would give her an extra push. And help other seniors online. :-)

If you have any other resource suggestions, please let me know. Thanks again!

Best,

Alyssa - USA

28917

Answer

Thanks for the suggested resource. I added it to the Healthy Aging Resources page under "Using the Computer."

Best wishes for your success in teaching and in having Jessie as a volunteer to help out.

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Suggested resource

Topic: Resources

Question

August 9, 2018

Hi there!

Just came across your site. Great stuff. What do you think of adding the following article for your helpful resources on fall prevention?

https://www.seniorsafetyreviews.com/tips/5-biggest-causes-seniors-falling/

A little different angle than some of the other links already posted. Anyways. I hope it helps. Thanks for all your work.

Marc

marc - USA

28664

Answer

Thanks for the resource. I added the link to the Aging Resources page.

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Recommended Saw Palmetto brand

Topic: Saw Palmetto for Enlarged Prostate

Question

August 4, 2018

Can you recommend any brand. I have taken several and is not working for me.

George - Ghana

28657

Answer

Most brands of Saw Palmetto are very similar. You could compare prices to select the best one for you.

Saw Palmetto can give some relief from prostate problems, but it is not always effective for some people. It is usually used along with medications such as Tamsulosin (Flomax).

It is good to ask your doctor for suggestions to help your prostate problem.

Best wishes for helping your symptoms and for good health.

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Suggested resource

Topic: Resoources

Question

August 3, 2018

Hi there,

We just published a guide that to help seniors improve their well-being by shopping online and I thought that you may like to share it with your readers.

Here’s a link:

https://wikibuy.com/blog/guide-to-online-shopping-for-seniors-a2dac768cdf3

As online shopping becomes more popular among baby boomers and seniors, it’s important for these populations to stay informed, act smart and be safe when it comes to their purchasing decisions.

Here’s what our guide covers:

Ways online shopping can give seniors independence.

Online discount and saving tricks that aren’t available in stores.How seniors can become comfortable with technology

How seniors can protect their personal data safe

I hope you find our resource useful and will consider adding it to your collection of links under Seniors’ Resources.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out with feedback or for more information.

Best,

Kat - USA

28656

Answer

Thanks for the resource. I added a link at Healthy Aging Resources.

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Suggested resource

Topic: General

Question

July 31, 2018

Good Afternoon,

I hope your Tuesday is going well. My name is Brian and I'm reaching out on behalf of a company that works to help increase the presence of Georgetown University's School of Nursing & Health Studies online programs.

Today, I came across the Healthy Aging Resources page provided on the School for Champions website, located here: 
https://www.school-for-champions.com/aging/resources.htm#.W09ztflKiUk

I found the web page to be a highly notable collection of mental health resources for aging seniors to refer to.

As the page includes helpful mental health and depression resources, I wanted to reach out to see if you would be open to sharing an additional resource with your community titled “Mental Health Challenges for Aging Americans” published by Georgetown University.

This resource shares how to understand depression among aging Americans, including the factors that complicate diagnosis, and how to recognize and respond to depression among older adults. 

I believe this would be a helpful resource to your community as it provides mental health and depression support for older adults. 

Below is the URL to the aging mental health resource guide, if you'd like to share this with your community:
https://online.nursing.georgetown.edu/blog/mental-health-aging-americans/

Would you be open to including this additional resource on the web page?

Thank you for your consideration. If you have any questions or need additional information, please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Kind Regards,
Brian Poles

Brian - USA

28650

Answer

Thanks for the suggestion. I added a link at Healthy Aging Resources and Mental Health Resources.

Best wishes for success in your work.

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Suggested resources

Topic: Resources

Question

June 15, 2018


Hi,
Every 11 seconds, another senior has been treated in the emergency room for a fall-related injury. That statistic recently hit home for me personally when my dad fell last summer. So, I and a few others at Always Discovering have been focused putting together some resources on fall prevention ever since.

My dad was lucky and recovered quickly. Then, my sister and I came in and made some changes to his flooring and bathroom and gave him a personal alarm, which, of course, he hates. :). There was a bit of a learning curve for me and pages like yours here https://www.school-for-champions.com/aging/resources.htm really helped a lot.

So I’ve prepared a Fall Prevention Toolkit. I hope it will help you the way it’s helped me.

Thank you,

Angie - USA

28588

Answer

Thanks for the suggested resources. I added the links in Aging Resources - Fall Prevention.

Best wishes for success in your work.

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Alzheimer's resource

Topic: Resources

Question

June 12, 2017

My grandmother on my mom's side suffered from dementia in her last few years.

It was extremely hard on my mom, who was the one sibling who lived near enough to take care of her. There were days when she was so sweet and thankful to my mom for loving her and being there for her. Then there were those days when grandma seemed to absolutely hate my mom and not know who she was. Yet my mom was still loving and dedicated, caring for her until she passed.

With that on my mind, I was looking for helpful resources to include in an upcoming roundup on caring for and understanding loved ones with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia, when I found your resources page. Thank you for your effort in keeping those resources up to date.

Just thought I’d share this in-depth guide to improving safety for loved ones with Alzheimer's or Dementia who are living at home like my grandma did, so you can include it in your page.
How to Make a Home Safe for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s or Dementia
https://www.homesecuritylist.com/alzheimers-dementia-home-safety/

Either way, thank you for your effort in keeping those resources up to date, and for supporting my goal of helping to make home a safer place for our loved ones who suffer from Alzheimer's or dementia.

Yvonne

https://healthhired.co/

Yvonne - USA

28089

Answer

Thanks for the suggested resource. I added it to Healthy Aging Resources.

Best wishes in your efforts to make home safer for loved ones with Alzheimer's.

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Link offered from student

Topic: Resources

Question

February 24, 2017

Good morning!

My name is Bella Melton, and I tutor middle school and high school students. I am helping a student of mine with a project about the growing problem of substance abuse among the elderly.

Anyway, thank you so much for posting information for seniors on your website. For example, this article (http://www.newbeginningsdrugrehab.org/guide-to-addiction-prevention-for-seniors) that my student Anna found valuable. Anna will surely use it for her project!

She also found this page and thought it would be an excellent addition to your website:
https://addictionresource.com/addiction/substance-abuse-among-seniors/ It’s an article on Addiction Resource that explains the reasons behind the problem of drug abuse among senior citizens.

If you do decide to add that link to your page, please let me know! I would be excited to show Anna that we’re able to give something back!

Bella - USA

27905

Answer

Thanks to you and Anna for the link on substance abuse among seniors. I added the link on Healthy Aging Resources.

Best wishes for success in your class, as well as success for Anna in her project.

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