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Shingles

Much time each year is spent on educating seniors on the importance of receiving flu vaccinations. However, very little time is spent on educating seniors about shingles. According to The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 1 out of 3 people will develop shingles in their lives with approximately 1 million new cases presented annually. Half…

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What Is Shingles

Lewy Body Dementia

When most people think “LBD,” they think “little black dress.” They think of something fun and cute to go out in, or that Jennifer Aniston wore one on the red carpet. Unfortunately, though, there is another LBD that has some connotations that aren’t so fun and flashy. What Is Lewy Body Dementia? LBD stands for…

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What is Lewy Body Dementia

What is Glaucoma?

Homecare Tampa FL-January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. This is the ideal opportunity for you as a family caregiver to learn about this eye disease and how you can help your parent to reduce the risk that they will develop it and how to care for them properly if it does develop it during their later years.

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What is Glaucoma

Tips for Caregivers of the Elderly

Are you new to taking care of a parent or loved one? Or thinking about it? You’re not alone. Millions of people like you already do it. The National Alliance for Caregiving and the AARP Public Policy Institute estimate that approximately 34 million Americans have provided unpaid care to a person age 50 or older…

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Tips for Caregivers of Elderly

Finding the Right Senior Travel Companion

Among the many lifestyle changes we endure with age is our ability to travel. As we age, travel becomes more difficult and less spontaneous, having to take into consideration the logistics of travel, our health, comfort, and security. By no means should you or a loved one be required to compromise the love and desire…

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Finding the Right Senior Travel Companion

How to Protect Yourself From the Flu

Kerchoo! “God bless you!” Oh no! It’s that time of year again – the dreaded cold and flu season. How can we protect ourselves? Did you know that you can be contagious for up to two to three days before you experience any symptoms? This makes it hard to protect ourselves and others. 5 Ways…

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How to Protect Yourself From the Flu

What is Huntington’s Disease?

Elder Care Jensen Beach FL-One condition that can be categorized as dementia is Huntington’s disease. This is a fatal disease characterized by the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain.

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What is Huntington's Disease

What Is a Geriatric Care Manager?

Have you or a loved one had a prolonged hospital stay or, perhaps, multiple hospitalizations within a short time period? Do you or your loved one have a medical “team” comprised of a primary care physician and multiple subspecialists requiring appointments every four to eight weeks? Is your medical appointment calendar filling up or your…

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What Is a Geriatric Care Manager

How to Reduce Your Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

“Aren’t you scared?” I had just completed a training session with Palm Beach County Corrections Officers and they were referring to the increased risk for Alzheimer’s I personally have as a result of my family’s medical history. I have to admit, it can be frightening to contemplate as I see the ravages of the disease…

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How to Reduce Your Risk for Alzheimer's Disease

Anxiety and Depression in Older Adults

Senior Care Fort Lauderdale FL-Now that scientists know the flaw in their research, they know that anxiety is just as common in senior citizens as it is in people of other age groups. This is vital information, because this knowledge can not only be used to help seniors feel better, but it can also make speaking about their anxious or depressed feelings feel less taboo.

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Anxiety and Depression in Older Adults