Help Make Aging in Place a Reality with These Tips for Seniors

Aging In Place

As Dorothy Gale says in The Wizard of Oz, “There’s no place like home,” and according to a recent study, nearly 87% of seniors agree with Dorothy, expressing a desire to remain at home and in their community as they age. These findings aren’t surprising, as home is more than a physical space, but also […]

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Act F.A.S.T.! Early Warning Signs of a Stroke

Signs of a Stroke

Each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control, nearly 800,000 Americans are diagnosed as having a stroke. While the risk of stroke increases with age, strokes can occur in people of all ages. A stroke occurs when blood supply is blocked from part of the brain or when a blood vessel bursts, causing parts […]

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Respite Care Helps Family Caregivers Avoid Burnout

Respite Care

We all want what’s best for the older adults we love, and that’s especially true for those who have dedicated their lives to caring for a senior loved one at home. Caregiving is a selfless, challenging, and intensely rewarding experience, and taps into our reserve of patience, compassion, empathy, and stamina. If we’re not careful, […]

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How to Best Support a Loved One After a Lupus Diagnosis

Lupus

Lupus is an autoimmune disorder that affects over 1.5 million people in the United States. Although lupus can affect both genders, the disease is most prevalent in women, particularly women of color. Lupus causes the body to attack healthy cells and tissues, often damaging the joints, kidneys, heart, blood vessels, skin, brain and lungs.

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Family Caregiving 101: Taking Care of Yourself First

Family Caregiving

When was the last time you met a friend for lunch? Had an annual physical? Engaged in a hobby you enjoy? If you’re a family caregiver, your answer may be, “I don’t remember.” While the goal of all family caregivers is to provide a loved one with the very best care possible, providing care week […]

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When a Loved One Has Dementia: Family Caregiving Techniques

Dementia

Imagine a world where nothing was familiar: your surroundings, the people talking to you, even your own reflection in the mirror. This is the unsettling reality for those living with Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia, and why it’s not surprising that there are so many behavioral challenges associated with the disease.

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Common Symptoms of MS and the Importance of Early Diagnosis

Common Symptoms of MS

Multiple sclerosis, or MS, is a progressive disorder that impacts the central nervous system (CNS). Believed to be an autoimmune disorder, in MS the immune system attacks the myelin sheath that surrounds and protects the nerve fibers, causing inflammation and damage to the CNS. This damage interferes with the transmission of nerve signals between the […]

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Understanding Parkinson’s Disease: Risk Factors, Early Signs and Treatment Options

Parkinson's care

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) report that approximately 50,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease each year. With about a half a million people living with this condition in the United States, it is not unlikely that you may know of a family member or other loved one experiencing the disease, or who will […]

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How to Identify if an Older Adult Needs Assistance at Home

Senior man with a walking stick being comforted by nurse in the hospice

The signs at first may be quite subtle. An older adult you love may begin to be a bit more forgetful. There may be a shift in how the home is maintained, such as dishes left in the sink, or the yardwork left unattended. Identifying the defining line that indicates the need for home care […]

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