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The Benefits of Respite Care

According to the National Alliance for Caregiving, over 44 million Americans are providing unpaid care to an adult aged 50 or over. If you’re not one of those 44 million, you probably know someone who is. Which means you, or someone you know, has a lot to gain from respite care. Who Needs Respite Care?…

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Including Loved Ones with Dementia in Family Events

June is here and that means weddings, graduations, commencements and a host of other happy events. If you have loved ones with dementia, though, the excitement can be mixed with a lot of apprehension. How can we successfully include them in all the excitement? Unfortunately, there are no easy answers. Alzheimer’s and dementia present differently…

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Lifestyle Changes for Chronic Venous Inefficiency

Is your loved one experiencing: swollen, itchy or cramped legs or ankles varicose veins blood clots open sores thick/hard skin on the legs or ankles If they are, they might be suffering from chronic venous inefficiency. What is chronic venous inefficiency? The purpose of the veins is to bring deoxygenated blood to the heart. The…

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Occupational Therapy for Dementia: Can It Help?

When most people think of occupational therapy (OT), they usually associate it with either children or stroke survivors. In recent years, though, occupational therapy for dementia patients has been gaining a lot of traction. And with good reason. Occupational therapists can make a huge difference in the quality of life for someone suffering from Alzheimer’s…

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Stroke Recovery: What Caregivers Should Expect

When a loved one suffers a stroke, the entire family’s world turns upside down. Suddenly the mother, father, sister, brother or spouse who gave so much is now the one in need of care. And the biggest question everyone has is: Will they recover? How much? How long will it take? Will they need to…

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Why Assisted Living Is the Right Choice

Most of us, if given the choice, would rather stay in our own homes, surrounded by everything familiar, all the way until the end of our lives. The reality, though, is that most Americans will end up needed some kind of long-term care or assistance. For many of them, assisted living is the best solution.…

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5 Easy Skincare Tips for Mature Skin

You know the old saying that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure? Well, when it comes to our older skin, preventative skincare is worth way more than a pound of cure – literally, because it can help you avoid treatments, ointments and even prescription medication. And the best part is that…

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The 5 Signs of Melanoma

Spring is here, summer’s on its way, and that means gorgeous sunshine, beautiful skies, lots of time outdoors with friends and neighbors…and increased exposure to the harmful rays of the sun. Although you should be checking your skin all year round, this is a good season to review the 5 signs of melanoma. What is…

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