Supporting a Loved One After an ALS Diagnosis

ALS

A number of years ago, the ice bucket challenge brought a great deal of focus and significant donations to the fight against ALS — Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or Lou Gehrig’s disease. A progressive, neuromuscular disease that attacks nerve cells and pathways in the brain and spinal cord, more than 20,000 Americans are living with ALS […]

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The Importance of the Flu Vaccine for Seniors

Flu Vaccine for Seniors

2020 has been quite a year, with the pandemic requiring everyone to adopt to a new normal that included social distancing, face coverings and more frequent hand-washing. While the pandemic has disrupted many of our day-to-day routines, one thing it has not changed is the importance of the flu vaccine for seniors.

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Conditions That Can Contribute to Chronic Fatigue in Seniors

Chronic Fatigue in Seniors

There is no doubt that everyone gets tired, depleted of energy, and weary at times, but most of us will recover after a good night’s sleep or even a daytime power nap. As we age, our endurance may decline, causing us to reach the point of fatigue faster or not move as quickly as we […]

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What It’s Like Living with Alzheimer’s and How to Get Help

family caregiver hugging senior with alzheimer's

With an astounding 47 million estimated diagnoses throughout the world, including more than 5 million in the U.S. alone, Alzheimer’s disease touches most of us in one way or another. When you or someone you love hears the words, “It’s Alzheimer’s,” it’s important to educate yourself as much as possible to know what to expect […]

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When to Ask for Help with Breastfeeding: It’s Too Important Not to!

Help with Breastfeeding

There are many long-term benefits of breastfeeding for both mom and baby, but although breastfeeding is greatly beneficial to both individuals, it is often not easy. Many times, new parents, and those around them, believe that breastfeeding will be instinctual and easy to do, but in fact, most women need time and guidance to establish […]

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Making Healthy Lifestyle Choices to Better Manage High Cholesterol

Manage High Cholesterol

The pandemic has altered many things, from social gatherings and travel to book clubs and lunch dates with friends. While these unplanned and dramatic changes to life as we know it may cause some uncertainty and anxiety, it’s helpful to look for the silver lining in the situation: newfound time to focus on ways to […]

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Successfully Manage Chronic Health Conditions with Home Care Services

Home Care

A diagnosis of a chronic health condition raises a lot of questions and concerns for seniors: How will I manage the myriad of medical appointments, procedures, medications, etc.? What happens as the condition progresses over time? And most importantly: Can I continue to remain living at home?

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Managing Chronic Pain

Managing Chronic Pain

Minor aches and pains are a fact of life, especially as people age. And while having a few days of minor pain can be disruptive and uncomfortable, chronic pain can last weeks, months, or even years, making day-to-day life challenging due to limited mobility, strength and endurance.

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The Impact of Isolation and Benefits of Senior Socialization

Senior Socialization

In our recent age of quarantining and social distancing, loneliness and isolation are impacting seniors in epic proportions, and the effects are more serious than you may realize. Recent studies are brimming with the hazards of social isolation, characterizing it as a more dangerous health risk than obesity, and identifying it as contributing to a […]

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Is it Dementia? Learn the Common Signs of Dementia in Older Adults

Dementia

If you’ve noticed that your older parent seems more forgetful than usual, it may give you pause. Could the signs that you’re seeing be typical age-related memory loss, or the sign of something more serious, such as dementia or Alzheimer’s disease?

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