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How Oral Health Affects Senior Health

Studies suggest there are more bacteria in our mouths than there are people on the earth – and how well we care for our mouths, teeth, and gums can have a drastic effect on our overall health. Poor hygiene can lead to more serious problems than bad breath and cavities, especially as we age. 5…

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How Oral Health Affects Senior Health

Type 2 Diabetes Complications

Home Health Care Tampa FL-The good news is that in many cases, type 2 diabetes can be controlled with changes in lifestyle. The bad news is that if the needed lifestyle changes are not addressed, complications from this disease can be severe and life-threatening.

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Type 2 Diabetes Complications

Senior Bruising Easily

Home Health Care Lakeland FL-Noticing new bruises on your loved one’s arms or other body parts can be a startling sight. If you can narrow down what’s causing the bruising, you can sometimes get it under control.

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Senior Bruising Easily

About IV Therapy

When a loved one is diagnosed with a health condition, family members and caregivers have to become acquainted with a new language. Suddenly, medical terms become commonplace. If you’re not familiar with what the terms mean, it can quickly become overwhelming. One of the most common terms is IV Therapy. While most people may have…

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What Is IV Therapy

How to Change a Wound Dressing

Being a first-time caregiver can be overwhelming. You want to make sure you ration out the right amount of medication, feed your loved one the best type of foods for their condition, and change wound dressings efficiently. Unless you’ve been formally trained in healthcare, it can be confusing. If you’re providing care for someone who…

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How to Change a Wound Dressing

The Importance of Exercise for Seniors

As we age, it is easy to fall into the mindset that we should cut back on our physical activity. While the overall image of the elderly is slowly changing into a vibrant sector of the population from the traditional image of frailty, it’s hard for many to adopt the “vibrant, active lifestyle” for their…

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The Importance of Exercise for Seniors

What Is Heart Disease?

Living in the United States, most people have likely met someone with heart disease (also known as cardiovascular disease). In fact, the issue is so prevalent, that according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), one out of every four deaths in our country are due to heart disease. Being aware that it’s so common is only…

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Heart Disease

Unintentional Weight Loss in Elderly

Unexpected weight loss can be a cause for concern in your elderly loved one. If there’s no reason you can point to, such as a change in diet or a new exercise program, then there could be a medical reason. If your loved one wasn’t overweight to begin with, you need to try to stop…

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Unintentional Weight Loss in Elderly

When to See a Doctor for Arthritis Pain

Aches and pains are often associated with aging. People might chalk them up to arthritis without ever seeing a doctor for a diagnosis. In some cases, it may be appropriate to treat joint pain at home and joint pain is rarely considered an emergency situation if it was not caused by an injury. But, when…

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When to See a Doctor for Arthritis Pain