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First Aid Skills Every Caregiver Should Know

May 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Emergencies are unpredictable. That’s why it’s crucial for your caregiver to be equipped with first aid skills. In the event that your parent or loved one is injured or falls ill, a swift and educated reaction is imperative in saving their health. There are several crucial first aid emergencies that a caregiver might face with […]

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Women’s Health Week

April 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

From osteoporosis to menopause, women develop different health concerns as they age. Gender-specific challenges like hormonal changes, as well as shifts in lifestyle, mean that women need to develop a healthcare plan that takes into account their unique circumstances.  As journalist Nancy Brown points out in a blog post about women’s healthcare, “Far too many women focus on the health and happiness of others without taking the time to care […]

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The Importance of Staying Active as We Age

April 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

No matter your age or health, exercise is key to increasing longevity. Regardless of the shifting factors in our aging loved one’s life, maintaining a regular exercise schedule can improve every aspect of their lives, including cognitive function, physical strength, and social interactions. Here’s a more in-depth look at the importance of staying active in […]

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What Is an Annual Wellness Visit and Why Is It Important?

April 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

Individuals are living longer, and often maintaining relatively good health well into old age. One aspect of maintaining optimal health among seniors is an annual wellness visit. Along with a physical, an annual wellness visit represents an opportunity for medical caregivers to evaluate the best course for maintaining the best possible health outcomes for their […]

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Delirium or Dementia? Know the Difference

March 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Delirium and dementia are both frightening to sufferers and caregivers alike, and often manifest themselves in similar ways. However, the two conditions are very different, and mistaking one for the other can have serious adverse consequences. Learning to recognize the distinctions between dementia and delirium can ensure that the patient receives the best care possible […]

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Brain Awareness Week

March 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

We’ve all heard the phrase “Use it or lose it.” That phrase is particularly true when it comes to cognitive health and brain function. Studies have regularly shown that daily intellectual challenges and other “brain fitness” activities can dramatically improve overall cerebral health while also staving off the mental decline typically seen in aging adults. […]

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National Nutrition Month

February 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

In addition to causing a few extra wrinkles and unexpected aches and pains, getting older also impacts metabolism and the body’s ability to absorb nutrients. Because the way the body processes food changes as we age, nutrition becomes vitally important. For older adults, eating the right foods can not only improve health, but also protect […]

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Random Acts of Kindness Week

February 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, love is in the air, and you can get a jump start on spreading joy and affection by participating in Random Acts of Kindness Week (RAK), February 11-17. During this seven-day celebration, participants are urged to make that extra effort by helping others, partnering with local community efforts, […]

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Tips to Save on Prescription Costs

January 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Even with good health insurance, many individuals find it difficult to afford expensive prescription medications. In fact, according to a recent report from Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), spending for prescription drugs over the past seven years has skyrocketed to 73 percent. As a result, many patients resort to do-it-yourself pill splitting and skipping […]

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Talking to Aging Parents About Money

January 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

Conversations about money can be awkward, even more so when the discussion involves talking to your aging parents about their finances. Unfortunately, silence about money matters can be costly, both in terms of funds and in future challenges facilitating the adequate care and comfort of loved ones headed towards retirement and beyond. Here are some […]

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