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Senior Winter & Holiday Safety

November 13, 2017
During the winter months it can be more difficult to get around and stay warm for everyone, seniors especially. The holidays are a happy time of year but also bring about additional risks. Follow these helpful tips and your loved one won’t be forced into hibernation during the winter and can stay safe during the holidays.
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Elderly Depression

October 23, 2017
Watching someone deal with depression is tough. Making it even more difficult is watching your parents deal with it.
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Caring for Someone with a Disability

September 12, 2017
Taking care of someone with a disability can be physically and emotionally exhausting. Those young and old with a disability rely on the support of friends and family. Feeling overwhelmed or stressed is normal, being a caregiver is a hard job!
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Considering Medical Alert Devices

August 10, 2017
According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA) for seniors, falls are the leading causes of fatal and non-fatal injuries. For every 11 seconds one senior is treated at the ER for a fall and every 19 minutes a senior dies from a fall!
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Senior Home Safety Checklist

July 5, 2017
The decision to move your aging parent into an assisted living facility or leave them at home is a tough one. The health and capabilities of your parent play a huge role in this decision. If your parent is healthy enough to live unassisted you should be sure their house has the optimal safety conditions for them.
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Summer Safety Tips for Seniors

June 1, 2017
The summertime means enjoying the outdoors, fun and relaxation for most people. However, for seniors the sun and heat can bring on dangers like sunburn, eye damage and dehydration. Here are some tips for caring for your elderly loved one in the summer months.
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Avoiding the "War of the Wardrobe"

May 8, 2017
Does your loved one have dementia are wears mismatched or inappropriate clothing? If so, it’s time to step in.
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"Promise you won't …"

May 8, 2017
The request that every child dreads: “Promise you won’t put me in a nursing home.” The loving child in you wants to give them a soothing response: “Of course. Never.” But pause and think this through first.
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Preventing a second heart attack

May 8, 2017
Recovering from a heart attack will take time. There are emotional and physical reactions to deal with at first.
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Making medical decisions in a crisis

April 1, 2017
If you are named as the health care decision maker for your loved one, you may be asked to make very important decisions on short notice.
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Visits: more than just business

April 1, 2017
Short on time? No one understands that feeling better than family caregivers. There’s always so much to do and so little time to do it.
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Preventing aspiration pneumonia

April 1, 2017
Those with advanced and end-stage dementia are a lot more prone to pneumonia. However, this kind of pneumonia you cannot get a vaccine against.
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Medical deductions

March 21, 2017
When medical expenses start adding up, Uncle Sam allows special deductions for them.
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"Sometimes I feel furious!"

March 21, 2017
Anger as an emotion is neither good nor bad. Anger is merely a messenger. It can provide energy and motivate you to action. However anger by itself has never solved a problem.
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Getting pneumonia while hospitalized

March 21, 2017
Patients in the hospital spend a lot of time in bed. With no activity, fluids build up in the lungs and become a prime site for infection.
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Caregiving and your partner

February 9, 2017
Caregiving.com produced a survey showing some of the domestic pressures when faced with this situation which include: physical fatigue, reduced leisure time, emotional stress, financial draws, and loss of privacy.
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After a heart attack

February 9, 2017
A heart attack is a frightening, life-changing event that affects the entire family.
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Mealtime and dementia

February 9, 2017
One of the effects of dementia is the change in the way foods taste and smell.
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Helping resolutions stick

January 6, 2017
Like many people you, as a family caregiver, may have made some New Year resolutions and may have already lost your momentum.
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When the attorney shuts you out

January 6, 2017
Most family caregivers are shocked to be told by an attorney to stay in the waiting room when bringing their loved one to create a will or trust.
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Probiotics: The “good” bacteria

January 6, 2017
Did you know you are an ecosystem? As humans we are naturally full of bacteria.
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