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Every summer, thousands of Americans suffer from heat stroke, heat exhaustion and dehydration. Read more

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Dementia caregiving can be a burdensome thing and lead to many challenges and obstacles in a relationship. Read more

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Now that the summer is in full swing, it is time to consider how to give a break to the most important person in your loved one’s life – you. Read more

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Are you caring for someone from far away? Check out these tips to make your job a little easier: Read more

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The bladder can change with age. Follow these 13 tips to keep your bladder healthy. Read more

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If you have diabetes, be extra careful during hot weather. Temperatures of 80°F or above, especially with high humidity, can affect medication, testing supplies and your health. Read more

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If you have diabetes and CKD, you’re definitely not alone—about 1 in 3 American adults with diabetes also has CKD. The right diet helps your body function at its best, but figuring out what to eat can be a major challenge. Read more

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If you or a loved one have diabetes, you know how important it is to have a care routine. Yet summer weather, with its high temperatures and extreme storms, can cause problems with that routine and make it more difficult to manage diabetes. Read more

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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: Read 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. Read 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. Read 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? Read 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. Read 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. Read 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, Read 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: Read 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. Read 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 Read 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. Read 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. Read more

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