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What Do You Need to Know about High Blood Pressure?

What Do You Need to Know about High Blood Pressure?

Posted May 14th, 2019 in Challenging Diseases

The more that you understand about high blood pressure as a caregiver the more you can do for your aging family member.

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World Lupus Day: Lupus Awareness Month

World Lupus Day: Lupus Awareness Month

Posted May 10th, 2019 in Challenging Diseases

Every year, May 10 marks World Lupus Day to raise awareness about a serious disease that requires in-depth understanding and support for each person who has been affected. Did you know that Lupus is a chronic (long term) autoimmune disease that can affect different parts of the body? Check out our blog to learn more about Lupus.

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Heart Attack Recovery: Foods to Eat and Avoid

Heart Attack Recovery: Foods to Eat and Avoid

Posted May 8th, 2019 in Health Tips, Challenging Diseases

It’s important to raise the awareness about the heart attack recovery, to know exactly what foods to eat and to avoid preventing any future complications

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What Are the Complications of Arrhythmia?

What Are the Complications of Arrhythmia?

Posted May 1st, 2019 in Caregivers, Challenging Diseases

Arrhythmia happens when there is a problem with the electrical signals that control how the heart beats. It can cause the heart to beat too quickly, too slowly, or beat in an irregular fashion.

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Is Your Senior’s Kitchen Ready for Her Dementia Diagnosis?

Is Your Senior’s Kitchen Ready for Her Dementia Diagnosis?

Posted Apr 10th, 2019 in Challenging Diseases

Dementia can affect so many areas of your senior’s life, including her ability to use her kitchen safely.

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5 Symptoms of Melanoma in Elderly Adults

5 Symptoms of Melanoma in Elderly Adults

Posted Mar 7th, 2019 in Challenging Diseases

Family caregivers and elderly care providers need to assist the aging adult in doing mole checks several times per year to identify any suspicious-looking moles that might indicate the presence of melanoma. 

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Four Lung Problems that Can Cause Chest Pain

Four Lung Problems that Can Cause Chest Pain

Posted Feb 13th, 2019 in Challenging Diseases

If your elderly family member is experiencing chest pain that you know isn’t due to heart issues, her lungs could be the source of the trouble. Here are some causes.

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Is Your Senior at Risk for a Heart Attack?

Is Your Senior at Risk for a Heart Attack?

Posted Feb 8th, 2019 in Caregivers, Challenging Diseases

As a family caregiver, it is extremely important to recognize individual risks your senior faces so you can help them to improve their health and reduce the chances of suffering a first heart attack or a subsequent attack. 

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What You Know About Pneumonia Could Save Your Parent's Life

What You Know About Pneumonia Could Save Your Parent's Life

Posted Jan 25th, 2019 in Challenging Diseases

If bacteria, fungi, or viruses get into the lungs, it can lead to pneumonia. This is a serious health condition where the infection within the lungs causes the sacs to fill with pus and/or mucus. It makes it hard to breathe. If your parent is older or has a chronic health condition, you need to know everything you can about pneumonia.

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Successful Treatment of GERD in Aging Relatives

Successful Treatment of GERD in Aging Relatives

Posted Jan 10th, 2019 in Challenging Diseases

There are serious health issues associated with the digestive system that require a doctor’s diagnosis so that treatment can begin as soon as possible. One of the more common health issues is gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD.

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