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These conversations can go in all sorts of directions. Sometimes it’s best to let that happen. But there are a few key issues you should cover: more

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More than 12 percent of the total U.S. population is over age 65 and, of that segment, more than half will undergo at least one surgical procedure as senior citizens. more

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If you’re the caregiver for an individual who uses a wheelchair, owning a wheelchair accessible van is helpful and can be more affordable with these tips. more

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Do you find the need to repeat yourself more often than not to the person you are caring for? Does your talking level closely resemble your yelling level? more

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Your feet work hard to get you where you need to be. But years of wear and tear can be rough on them. So can disease, bad circulation, poorly trimmed toenails, and wearing shoes that don’t fit. more

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As many as 13 million people deal with incontinence. Incontinence is a correctable, yet costly condition, with an excess of 30 billion dollars spent last year alone on treatment. more

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A national survey found that about 40 percent of adults ages 65 and older drink alcohol. Older adults can experience a variety of problems from drinking alcohol, more

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There are a number of takes on telling the person with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) the truth. I would propose a couple of things to keep in mind: more

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One of the biggest issues caregivers face when their loved one is recovering from a heart attack is resuming intimacy. One reason for this is the myth that sexual activity can bring on another attack. more

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Most people who get the flu will have mild illness, will not need medical care or antiviral drugs, and will recover in less than two weeks. Some people, however, are more likely to get flu complications more

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If you are caring for someone with a chronic illness, disabilities or age-related issues, I know you hear this all the time, “You need to take better care of yourself.” I don’t care who it comes from, it feels like a slap in the face. more

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Avoid being face to face with the sick person. If possible, it is best to spend the least amount of time in close contact with a sick person. When holding sick children, place their chin on your shoulder so they will not cough in your face. more

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For caregivers of elderly or disabled individuals, routine and specialized medical care can be overwhelming. Here are several guidelines to ensure the safety and good health of those being cared for by family members: more

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Before the ball drops in Times Square, promise yourself this year will be the year you become your own best caregiver. Resolve to do what thousands of others need to do – make time for yourself more

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The holidays also are a time that can be particularly challenging for a caregiver. It is a time during which the changes in one’s life are highlighted and there are additional demands placed upon on an already stressed life. more

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It’s the holidays, “the most wonderful time of the year.” While this season is a time for us to celebrate life and our many blessings, stress can exist. I am a firm believer in living each day to the fullest and making each moment count, more

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Being Independent and aging is not an easy task. With aging, the health and independence of our parents take a back seat. And they seem to become increasingly dependent on others for their daily tasks. more

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As colder temperatures set in, many new threats to seniors’ health and safety emerge. To help ensure seniors’ safety through the winter, it’s important to consider potential threats both inside and outside the home and make preparations more

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A: Accept that some of the hardest decisions you will ever have to make lie ahead. For example, when does nursing home care become the best or, perhaps, the only option? more

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Absolutely no place is perfect, there are just levels of imperfection. We are all human and all make mistakes, after all. more

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