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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

Oct 18, 2017 9:54 AM Articles

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

Oct 12, 2017 2:15 PM Articles 2 Comments

Caring for an individual with memory problems can be difficult and stressful. Even more stressful, however, is realizing a loved one—or yourself—may be beginning to show the signs of memory issues or mild cognitive impairment (MCI). more

Oct 6, 2017 12:21 PM Articles 1 Comments

Being a caregiver of a loved one, part of the sandwich generation taking care of a family member who has a chronic or debilitating disease can take a toll on you physically and emotionally especially when it comes to your joy. more

Sep 26, 2017 12:16 PM Articles

As we age, our bodies become sensitive to cold temperatures. This is because of a decrease in the metabolic rate. Our aging bodies are not capable of generating enough heat to help maintain the normal temperature of 98.6 degree. more

Sep 21, 2017 8:38 AM Articles

Urinary tract infections, or UTI's are the result of bacteria that infect the system the body uses to carry urine out of the body. more

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Do not enter a building if you smell gas. Call 9-1-1. Do not light a match or turn on lights. Wear waterproof boots and gloves to avoid floodwater touching your skin. more

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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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