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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 Health & Wellbeing, Dealing With Chronic Illness

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 Health & Wellbeing, Dealing With Chronic Illness

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 Dealing With Chronic Illness

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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Does Your Family Member Have Sundowner’s Syndrome?

Does Your Family Member Have Sundowner’s Syndrome?

Posted Dec 5th, 2018 in Dealing With Chronic Illness

Being able to recognize sundowner’s syndrome can help you to know when it’s time to talk to the doctor or make changes to your aging relative’s care. Here are some signs.

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The Warning Signs of a Stroke You Need to Know

The Warning Signs of a Stroke You Need to Know

Posted Oct 26th, 2018 in Dealing With Chronic Illness

A stroke can happen to anybody at any time, so recognizing the signs and accessing emergency treatment as quickly as possible is critical. Remember the ‘FAST’ acronym every day, not just on World Stroke Day, to help you and your loved ones if a stroke ever occurs.

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Can Seniors Develop Seasonal Affective Disorder?

Can Seniors Develop Seasonal Affective Disorder?

Posted Oct 19th, 2018 in Dealing With Chronic Illness

If your elderly loved one seems to go through some big mood changes and deeper sadness from late fall to early spring, they may be struggling with Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD. Learn more aboout it.

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4 Common Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis 

4 Common Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis 

Posted May 4th, 2018 in Dealing With Chronic Illness

Home Care - Being able to recognize the symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis in your aging relative could help reach a diagnosis sooner, which means they can start to receive treatment. Though not all people will have the same symptoms, below are 4 common symptoms. 

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