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Caring For an Elderly Loved One after Stroke

Caring for a loved one after a stroke can be very difficult for many family caregivers so it is important to know what to expect. Strokes can affect people in different ways and can even lead to different types of long term issues, but there are some basic things that family caregivers can do to help their loved ones. In this article we would like to offer some information for family caregivers about caring for an elderly loved one after a stroke. Research The first thing that family caregivers should...

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What to Look for During a Holiday Visit to the Parents

Holidays are perfect for spending time with family and friends but they can also be a good time for children to check in with their aging parents. Many parents will not admit to having a health issue or ask for help so it is important for children to know what red flags to look for during their visit. In this article we would like to offer some tips for children on the red flags they should look for during a holiday visit with aging parents. The first thing that children...

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Common Myths and Misconceptions about Arthritis

Arthritis is a relatively common condition among people, especially in the elderly community – However, there are many myths and misconceptions surrounding the disease.  With the proper knowledge, arthritis can be treated and the symptoms can be controlled so it is important for seniors and family caregivers to be able to distinguish what is true and what is not when it comes to arthritis.  In this article we would like to share some information with regards to these common myths and misconceptions about arthritis. One of the most common myths...

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Common Myths and Misconceptions about Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive, neurological disease that mainly affects those in the elderly community. Around 1 in 500 people develop Parkinson’s disease and there is no way to prevent or cure it. Most people know very little about Parkinson’s disease but it is very important for family caregivers to understand the myths and misconceptions surrounding Parkinson’s disease so that they can provide their loved ones with the best possible care. In this article we would like to offer some information to help family caregivers discern myth from fact when...

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Soft Food Ideas for the Elderly

Many seniors have to begin a soft food diet after a mouth, jaw or gastrointestinal tract surgery or following a stroke, but that does not necessarily mean that they have to sacrifice flavor or variety. Many people believe that soft food is boring but with the right preparation seniors can enjoy delicious soft foods. In this article we would like to offer some soft food ideas for the elderly that will allow seniors to enjoy some variety in their diet. Fruits and vegetables are the easiest soft food options because...

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Wheelchair Safety Tips for Seniors

Wheelchairs can be very useful for seniors with mobility problems, but they are only useful if they are safe. Using an unsafe wheelchair can do more harm than good so it is important for seniors and family caregivers to follow some important safety tips and make sure that their wheelchair is always in good condition. In this article we would like to share some wheelchair safety tips that seniors and family caregivers can follow to ensure maximum safety when using a wheelchair. One of the most important things for family...

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Lifting and Transferring: Tips for Family Caregivers

Seniors with limited mobility will often require assistance from their family caregivers in order to move from one area to another, such as from their bed to a wheelchair or from their wheelchair to their bed. It is very important for family caregivers to know how to correctly lift and transfer their loved ones before they attempt to move them because improper lifting techniques can put seniors and family caregivers at risk for injury. In this article we would like to offer some tips for family caregivers on how they...

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Caring For an Elderly Loved One at the End Stage of Life

Caring for an elderly loved one at the end stage of their life can be a very challenging and emotional task for many family caregivers so it is important to know what to expect before taking on the task. In this article we would like to offer some tips on how to help make the process easier for both family caregivers and their loved ones. The first thing that family caregivers need to do is decide when their loved one’s end of life care should begin. Every person is different...

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Common Health Risks of the Bedridden Patient

Being bedridden can be very difficult for many patients to adjust to and it can also cause other health problems as well. It is important for family caregivers to know what to expect so that they can manage or avoid the health risks that bedridden patients are prone to. In this article we would like to offer some information about common health risks of the bedridden patient and some tips for family caregivers to follow in order to try and prevent those health risks. The most common health risk for...

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Common Myths about Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease affects people worldwide and because of that many common myths have developed about Alzheimer’s disease that are not true. Family caregivers should make sure that they know what is true and what is not so that they know what signs to look for in their loved ones if they have or might be developing Alzheimer’s disease. In this article we would like to offer some information for family caregivers about common myths related to the Alzheimer’s disease. The first common myth is that Alzheimer’s disease can be prevented....

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