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Helping Seniors Use Reading Magnifiers

Helping Seniors Use Reading Magnifiers

Posted Feb 20th, 2019 in Health & Wellbeing, Caregiver Support

Since reading is an enjoyable hobby and the ability is important for any number of things, it’s wise for family caregivers to investigate whether reading magnifiers might make a difference.

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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 Health & Wellbeing, Dealing With Chronic Illness

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 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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Senior-Friendly Pets That Require Little Care

Senior-Friendly Pets That Require Little Care

Posted Jan 16th, 2019 in Health & Wellbeing, Caregiver Support

Companionship and unconditional love are two of the things seniors gain when they bring home a pet. Pets help with emotional health because they reduce anxiety and give the senior someone to talk to. They also help with physical health.

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What Causes Dehydration in Elderly Adults?

What Causes Dehydration in Elderly Adults?

Posted Jan 3rd, 2019 in Health & Wellbeing, Nutrition

Family caregivers must provide support for their elderly relative when it comes to monitoring fluid intake and be aware of the signs of dehydration, so they can act.

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What's Important for Your Senior When it Comes to Exercise?

What's Important for Your Senior When it Comes to Exercise?

Posted Dec 20th, 2018 in Health & Wellbeing

Living a sedentary lifestyle is dangerous for your aging adult, but that's easy to overcome with just a little bit more movement.

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Protecting Your Own Health While Caring for a Senior with the Flu

Protecting Your Own Health While Caring for a Senior with the Flu

Posted Nov 19th, 2018 in Health & Wellbeing, Caregiver Support

Taking steps to protect your own health while caring for a senior with the flu is vital to guarding your own well-being, and to preventing the spread of this sickness among others. Here are some tips.

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Could a Cat be the Purrfect Companion for Your Parent?

Could a Cat be the Purrfect Companion for Your Parent?

Posted Aug 7th, 2018 in Health & Wellbeing

Loneliness and isolation are commonly experienced by many older adults. Have you ever thought about getting your parent a cat as a companion? Keep reading to learn why this could be an option worth exploring.

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10 Tips for Healthy Aging

10 Tips for Healthy Aging

Posted Jun 29th, 2018 in Health & Wellbeing

Are you wondering what you can do to stay healthy as you get older? An increase in age does not have to mean a decline in health. Watch our video and keep reading for our 10 tips on healthy aging to help you have the best quality of life possible, no matter your age or lifestyle.

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