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What Is Delirium?

Delirium is a serious condition that affects nearly 2.2 million elderly Americans each year. If left untreated, it can lead to other illnesses, complications and even death. For this reason, it is important to understand one of the most common and preventable causes of delirium – dehydration. Take a look at why seniors are especially…

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What Is Delirium

Tips for Aging in Place

“Home is where the heart is.” It is where we feel most comfortable; where our lives are anchored. In many cases, we have invested years creating a home environment that meets our own needs and tastes. For most of us, the older we get the more “home” becomes a dear friend. 8 Tips for Aging…

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Tips for Aging in Place

Diagnosing Alzheimer’s Disease

You may have noticed some changes in your parent that have left you worried. They seem to be unable to find the words they are searching for when speaking with you. The lost remote control has been found in odd places like the laundry hamper. You find them wandering into rooms and unable to recall…

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How Is Alzheimer's Disease Diagnosed

What is Parkinson’s Disease?

Homecare Doral FL-Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a disease of the nervous system. It is a progressive condition, which means it gets worse over time. PD may start with slight symptoms like a hand tremor or slowed movements.

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What is Parkinson’s Disease

Most Common Age-Related Eye Diseases

Senior Care Vero Beach FL-Vision problems are a common occurrence for senior adults. Along with the many changes their bodies go through, their eyes also begin to break down and usually make it difficult for them to see the way they used to.

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Most Common Age-Related Eye Diseases

Signs and Symptoms of Pulmonary Embolism

Though the exact number of cases each year is not known, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that approximately 900,000 people throughout the United States are impacted by pulmonary embolism (PE) or deep vein thrombosis each year. This number is equal to between 1 and 2 people per 1000 throughout the country each…

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Signs and Symptoms of Pulmonary Embolism

What Is Arthritis?

One in every five adults. There are approximately 52.5 million adults in the United States suffering from arthritis today. According to the Centers for Disease Control, Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in this country. Over half of all Americans over the age of 65 are living with some form of arthritis in at…

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What Is Arthritis

What Is Heat Stress?

Home Care Services Ormond Beach FL-“Heat stress” refers to the physical burden that is placed on the body when in a hot environment. This stress occurs because of the strain that the heat places on the heart and blood vessels, both of which are critical elements of the body’s natural cooling system.

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What Is Heat Stress

Secondary Risk Factors for Heart Disease

If you were to ask just about anyone in these enlightened times what the primary risks are for developing heart disease they would be able to rattle off the main culprits: high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol levels, family history, gender, and smoking. Most people do not know that there are also secondary risk factors…

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Secondary Risk Factors for Heart Disease