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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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Norovirus: What Seniors and Family Caregivers Should Know

Norovirus is more commonly known as the stomach flu and it can be very dangerous for seniors. Many people write this virus off as a minor illness that only consists of a few days of having an upset stomach, but seniors are more prone to complications and should not ignore this virus. In this article we would like to offer some information for seniors and family caregivers about the symptoms of the Norovirus as well as ways to treat and prevent the virus. Norovirus is a virus that infects the...

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Common Problems of Ageing Feet

As we age the feet become more prone to problems because the skin begins to thin out and lose its elasticity. These problems can be very painful and uncomfortable but it is possible to treat or prevent them so that seniors can continue to enjoy their life without constantly being in pain. In this article we would like to offer some information on common problems of ageing feet as well as some tips on how to treat or prevent these issues. One of the most common problems for ageing feet...

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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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The Basics of a Healthy Diabetes Diet

Maintaining a healthy diet can be very important for those with diabetes but there is no specific diet that is designated as a diabetes diet so it can be difficult to know what diet to follow. Following some basic tips can be very beneficial for those with diabetes as it helps minimize symptoms to keep you feeling healthy. In this article we would like to share some tips on the basics of a healthy diabetes diet. The most important part of a healthy diabetes diet is portion size. Eating too...

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Health Risks of Caffeine for Seniors

In our last article we discussed the health benefits of caffeine for seniors, but seniors should be aware that there are risks associated with caffeine consumption as well. Ignoring the risks associated with caffeine can be very problematic so it is important for seniors to know the negative side effects that they might experience after consuming too much caffeine. In this article we would like to offer some information about the health risks of caffeine for seniors. The first thing that seniors should consider is whether or not they fall...

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Infection Control: Hand Washing Tips for Seniors and Caregivers

Seniors often have weakened immune system which makes them more susceptible to infections. Caregivers can easily pass on an infection to their patients or loved ones if they are not careful so it is important for seniors and caregivers to know how to properly wash their hands.  In this article we would like to offer some hand washing tips for seniors and caregivers to help control the spread of infections. When (Caregiver) The most important thing for caregivers to know is when to wash their hands. Germs can live on...

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Hospital Emergencies: Tips for Family Caregivers

Medical emergencies happen to people of all ages but they can often be more frequent in the elderly as seniors are often more prone to accidents and illness. Family caregivers should know how to handle hospitalizations of their loved ones so that they will be prepared if an emergency occurs. The first thing that family caregivers should do is be prepared for an emergency before one occurs. Many people, family caregivers included, do not think to prepare for an emergency until one happens. When an emergency strikes family caregivers should...

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How to Choose the Right Shoes to Help Seniors Avoid Falls

As we age our feet go through changes that make us more likely to fall. It is important to understand what changes to expect to avoid falls. Falls can be very dangerous for seniors and can lead to cuts, bruises, broken bones and even serious head injuries. Wearing the right shoes can be helpful in the prevention of falls so seniors should know what to look for when choosing their shoes. In this article we would like to share some tips for seniors about how to choose the right shoes...

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Exercise Safety Tips for People with Osteoporosis

Exercise is important for people with osteoporosis as it can help improve bone density in addition to strengthening the muscles. Osteoporosis can cause the bones to become brittle and lose density which makes them more likely to break, so it is important for people with osteoporosis to do everything they can to strengthen their bones. When exercising it is important for seniors to make sure that they are being safe so that they will not get injured. In this article we would like to offer some exercise safety tips for...

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