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Ear Infections in Seniors

Although ear infections are more common in children than they are in seniors, elderly adults are still susceptible to them. Unlike ear infections that occur in children (which are often minor and clear up quickly), ear infections in seniors are typically a sign of a more serious health problem. If your elder loved one has…

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Ear Infections in Seniors

Graves’ Disease

Graves’ disease is an immune system disorder that causes the immune system to attack the thyroid gland. The disorder causes the overproduction of thyroid hormones, which is also known as hyperthyroidism. There are many disorders that can cause hyperthyroidism, but Graves’ disease is a common factor. Thyroid hormones affect various parts of the body, which…

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Early Warning Signs and Symptoms of Congestive Heart Failure

Elder Care Lakeland FL-As a family caregiver it is important that you are aware of the risks that your elder parent might face as they get older and are prepared to help them manage those risks throughout their later years. This can help them to avoid serious consequences and complications, improving their overall health, and enabling them to live the quality of life that you know that they desire and deserve.

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Symptoms of Congestive Heart Failure

How to Recognize Self-Neglect in Seniors

Being unable to care for ourselves is a natural part of aging, yet far too often, cases of self-neglect go unnoticed for that reason. For inexperienced family caregivers, knowing when to get involved and where to go for help is not always clear, but its importance is unyielding. The Public Policy Institute of AARP reports…

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How to Recognize Self-Neglect in Seniors

Sleep Apnea in the Elderly

Sleep apnea affects more than 18 million people in the United States alone. Family members who care for those with sleep apnea often balance duties at home and work during the day. Then, they are expected to provide the necessary level of care to their loved one throughout the night. Juggling these tasks can be…

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Sleep Apnea in the Elderly

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

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