Monthly Archives: October 2014

Common Misconceptions about Brain Injuries

Brain injuries can occur in anyone at any age. Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are very common, especially in the elderly. A simple fall in your elderly loved one’s home can result in a TBI. Brain injuries can also occur from … Continue reading

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Bath Water Temperature Safety for the Elderly

Often, when you think of dangers that lurk in homes for seniors, you do not think about bath water temperatures. However, too hot or too cold bath water temperatures can really pose a serious risk for the health of your … Continue reading

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Balancing Elder Care with Other Relationships in Your Life

Everyone who cares for an elderly relative has probably felt guilty a few times in their life. Whether they are feeling guilty for leaving their elderly relative or feeling guilty for neglecting the other people and things in their life, … Continue reading

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Winter Energy Saving Tips for Seniors

Due to climate change, many energy companies are raising their prices to avert people from using so much energy. While this is great for the environment, it is not so great for your wallet. If you are living on a … Continue reading

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The Difference between Paraplegia and Quadriplegia

Paraplegia and quadriplegia are two completely different issues that result from a myriad of spinal cord injuries. They both refer to a type of paralysis that can occur in someone of any age as a result of an injury to … Continue reading

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Causes, Signs and Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injury is any type of injury that disrupts the function of the brain. Usually, traumatic brain injuries occur after someone has endured a blow or jolt to the head. They can also occur if an object penetrates the … Continue reading

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Quitting Smoking for Seniors: Is it too Late?

If your elderly loved one is an avid smoker and you are not then you have probably tried every way in the world to get them to quit. They may say that they cannot, that they are too old, or … Continue reading

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Conditions that Resemble Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a debilitating disease that affects a large percentage of the elderly population around the world. It causes degeneration of an essential part of your brain that affects motor control and movement. In turn, patients with Parkinson’s disease … Continue reading

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