Physical Therapy for Seniors Helps Them Gain Confidence and Maintain Health

Physical Therapy for Seniors

Physical therapy: it’s not just for athletes with pulled hamstrings! Older adults struggling with a variety of conditions can reap tremendous benefits from acquiring physical therapy services. Physical therapists are experts in physiology and anatomy related to normal functioning, and assess each senior’s individual complications to prepare a comprehensive plan to address and overcome these […]

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Help Ease Anxiety and Agitation for Older Adults with Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer's

Memory loss is a hallmark of Alzheimer’s, and with more than 5 million Americans living with the disease, it is perhaps the most well-known symptom. But along with memory loss, many newly diagnosed individuals also struggle with anxiety and agitation, often in response to the fear they are experiencing as memory loss symptoms increase and […]

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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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