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Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) refers to a group of disorders caused by progressive nerve cell loss in the brain's frontal lobes. more

Aug 18, 2017 2:50 PM Articles

Have you or a relative been to a doctor’s office and been refused help in filling out paper work? Have you received paperwork from a health care provider that you or your loved one could not read? more

Aug 15, 2017 12:07 PM Articles

Why are seniors so heavily targeted by scam artists? Many seniors grew up in a time when business was based on a handshake and trust. more

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In most cases, when we think of care facilities, we imagine the building and maybe the layout and people we might encounter there. more

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You’ve made the decision to let an aide come into your home to assist. That was hard enough. Now you’re getting apprehensive about what to expect when the aide arrives for work. more

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“Use your nose.” That used to be standard advice given to people searching for prospective nursing homes for themselves or their loved ones. more

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At the end stages of life, do not underestimate the loved one’s need for spiritual growth and care more

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Establishing a precedent when it comes to the care of a loved one is essential, especially with the legal aspects of finances and health care. more

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As a Registered Nurse, my previous practice had been primarily focused on the individual with the disease process, then I took a position that was focused on the caregiver. more

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How can you ensure that Dad and the rest of the family get the proper nutrition they need, while simplifying your life at the same time? more

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Receiving some extra help or consideration from others goes a long way to helping you deal with the daily rigors of life. more

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Foot abnormalities and difficulty walking are common problems for people with CMT. Having the right shoes can make a huge difference! more

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1. Keep a diary. Start today. Describe your fears as well as your hopes, the reality of what each day is like, 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. more

Jul 16, 2017 12:49 PM Editor's Pen

Caregivers exert enough energy during the day to power a small nuclear submarine, but sleep deprivation is a common problem among a large percentage of caregivers. more

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How do you show love? Do you write sonnets and leave love notes by the cereal, or are you a little more down to earth? more

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A sudden fall can be startling and frightening. If you fall, stay as calm as possible. more

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When you lose a loved one, it can be hard to do much of anything, but life must go on. more

Jul 13, 2017 12:12 PM Articles

Activities that take place in the bathroom are a simple part of most peoples’ daily routine. Yet, slips in the tub and falls in the shower or from the toilet may cause serious injuries. more

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During the summer, it is important for everyone, especially older adults and people with chronic medical conditions, to be aware of the dangers of hyperthermia. more

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