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» Where Do You Want To Live When You Retire?
By Alex Cochran | Published 12/15/2007 | Universal Design Articles | Unrated

Make a move or stay put?  That's a question you need to ask yourself when you're thinking about your retirement, isn't it?  After all, the decision about where and how you live can be crucial to you getting the retirement you deserve.


» The Evolution of Kitchen Home Appliances in an Age-Free Environment
By Alex Cochran | Published 12/15/2007 | Universal Design Articles | Unrated

The "new" retirement would wisely be referred to as "unretirement," a decades-long, active, involved extension of life. Home will be headquarters during this exciting stage of life, and the kitchen will be command central.


» The Secrets of a Good Home Design: Moving Beyond the Obvious
By Alex Cochran | Published 12/15/2007 | Universal Design Articles | Unrated

This article is not your basic primer on selecting your “dream home”. Nor does it contain the list of “items to ask your designer” - these things can be found on any designer’s website or Google search. As important as those items are, what we are going to do here is drill-down into the design a little, bypass the fan-fare and talk about some specific concepts that will really make a difference in your life.


» 3 Whopping Assumptions Industry "Experts" Make About Baby Boomer Home Buyers
By Alex Cochran | Published 12/15/2007 | Universal Design Articles | Unrated

Marketing directed towards Baby Boomers, in particular Home Buyers, is greatly distorted from what these individuals really want. Why are advertisers - Home builders and Realtors - making these mistakes, and what can be learned from the assumptions they have made?


» Help! Am I Having A Stroke?
By Alex Cochran | Published 09/8/2007 | Stroke Articles | Unrated

Strokes are one of the top 3 causes of death. What is it and how can you recognise if you might be having one ? Also touches on the risk factors for strokes and possible treatment.


» Stroke Symptoms Synopsis
By Alex Cochran | Published 09/8/2007 | Stroke Articles | Unrated

Being struck down by a stroke is something that happens to thousands of people every year. As you age, your body becomes more vulnerable to a variety of diseases and syndromes and stroke is one of them.


» Stress or Stroke? Three Questions to Ease Your Mind About Your Headache
By Alex Cochran | Published 09/8/2007 | Stroke Articles | Unrated

Is your afternoon headache something to worry about?  Is your head throbbing from eye strain, a drop in blood sugar, or could it be a stroke?  Here are three easy questions to ask yourself to determine if you should be concerned.


» Stroke - An Overview
By Alex Cochran | Published 09/8/2007 | Stroke Articles | Unrated

Stroke is the weakness of the limbs on one side of the body; either permanently or transiently often with associated loss or disturbance of speech. Many people hold superstitous belief of this illness. Couple of minutes spent reading this article will really educate you.


» Accessible Home Design
By Alex Cochran | Published 09/8/2007 | Universal Design Articles | Unrated

You can easily make your new or exsting home more accessible.  With just a few small changes, any home can support the needs of persons with limited mobility.


» Aging-in-Place With Universal and Adaptable Design
By Alex Cochran | Published 09/8/2007 | Universal Design Articles | Unrated

Aging-in-place means living in your home safely, comfortably, and independently, regardless of age or ability level. It allows you to continue living in a familiar environment throughout your maturing years. Aging-in-place is the ability to remain in your home for a lifetime.


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