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Senior Mental Health

According to the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors, 20 percent of people in the U.S. age 65 or older have a mental health concern. These concerns can range from anxiety to depression or dementia. Catching these in their initial stages is crucial to limiting their long-term effects. Those who operate as primary family caregivers…

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Senior Mental Health

How to Help Seniors After Joint Replacement Surgery

Joint replacement surgery is a godsend for many patients, who prior to the surgery experienced debilitating pain and a lack of mobility. While the benefits of surgery are vast, the first few weeks of recovery are the hardest, and this is the time your loved one needs you most. During the healing process, your loved…

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How to Help Seniors After Joint Replacement Surgery

The Reasons Behind Elderly Hoarding

Nearly five percent of the world’s population exhibits signs of clinical hoarding, engaging in compulsive purchasing, acquiring, and saving of items that have little or no value to individuals. For many seniors, these items clutter living spaces over time, posing many threats to their overall safety and well-being (increasing the risk of falls, fire, and…

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The Reasons Behind Elderly Hoarding

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis affects millions of people worldwide. It’s the most common form of arthritis and occurs when the protective cartilage on the ends of the bones wear down over time. Osteoarthritis can damage any joint in the body but the disorder typically affects the joints in the hands, knees, hips, and spine. Although osteoarthritis cannot be…

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Pneumonia

Every year, around 1 million people seek care for pneumonia in the United States. Of these people, 50,000 will die from the infection. Pneumonia is an infection that inflames the air sacs in one or both lungs. The air sacs may fill with fluid or pus which can cause coughing, phlegm, chills, fever, and difficulty…

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“Elder Orphans”: Aging Without Family

We live in a society that applauds self-reliance which has taught us that we can do everything alone, but sometimes we can’t do everything alone. This is especially true when it comes to aging. Now more than ever, more people are aging alone. Perhaps they focused on their career and personal life and opted to…

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Elder Orphans: Aging Without Family

Spring Cleaning Tips for Seniors

Spring is finally here, and so is allergy season. Whether you are providing care for your elderly loved one, or (s)he is in the hands of a caregiver, it is important to take the proper precautions to avoid any allergy-related complications this spring. The following are a few pointers on how to reduce exposure to…

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Spring Cleaning Tips for Seniors

G.P. and His Nurse Bond Over Disney

Trudi Sturm has been providing care for three-year-old G.P. for almost a year. She stays with him when G.P.’s mom is at work and his teenage siblings are at school. When recounting their first meeting, Trudi beams. “Oh, I loved him from that first day. He’s the cutest little thing.” G.P. requires special care because…

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Caregiver Stress Relief: Hearing

Caregiver Lakeland FL-Taking on the role of being a family caregiver for your elderly loved one can be one of the most rewarding and fulfilling decisions that you have ever made. No matter how close your relationship with your parent is or how good you feel about giving them the care that they need, however, you are likely to find that being a caregiver can also be extremely stressful.

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Caring for Seniors in the Third Stage of Parkinson’s Disease

Homecare Palm Beach FL-If you are a family caregiver for an elderly adult who has reached the third stage of Parkinson’s disease, it is likely that you have noticed a steady increase in the severity of their symptoms and the impact that these symptoms have had on their daily functioning.

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Caring for Seniors in the Third Stage of Parkinson’s Disease