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July 16, 2019

How to Talk to a Loved One that Doesn’t Understand They Have Alzheimer’s

There are an estimated 5.8 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s Disease. In the 65 and above population, this number represents about one out of every 10 aging individuals. The health-related consequences of Alzheimer’s Disease are significant, but before you can even begin looking down the road ahead, there’s the monumental task of helping your loved […]

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July 16, 2019

Easing Your Loved One’s Transition Into an Assisted Living Facility

Change can be challenging for everyone, even when those changes involve positive life experiences – like welcoming a new grandchild to the family or moving to the retirement community of your dreams. However, when life changes are associated with a decline in health or a loss of independence, the transitions become even more difficult.   […]

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July 16, 2019

Understanding Speech Changes in Your Aging Loved One

Our bodies change in ways that often surprise us as we age. We expect to maybe slow down physically as we age, or that our hearing and eyesight might not be as sharp as it once was, however there are other changes that you might not be aware of. One example of an age-related change […]

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June 19, 2019

Why Wound Management Is So Important for Seniors

As we age, our skin slowly loses its ability to regenerate itself. This is why a 5-year-old can scrape their knee without a trace of the injury a week later, but it may take an older person weeks, if not months, to recover completely from an injury just as minor. Properly caring for a wound […]

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June 19, 2019

What You Need to Know About IV Antibiotics and Intravenous Therapy

Millions of people are prescribed medications to treat a range of illnesses and ailments every day. According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, nearly half of the people in the United States have used at least one prescription medication in the last 30 days. Depending on the type of medication that is prescribed, […]

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June 19, 2019

Is It Necessary to Give Up Certain Foods As We Age?

It’s no secret that with aging comes many changes to our bodies, including an increased risk of certain diseases which can result from the cumulative effect of years of lifestyle choices. As we age, one of the most important things we need to look at is our diet and how eating habits might be affecting […]

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June 19, 2019

Why Hospice Care Is a Beneficial, Compassionate Option for Your Loved One

When a loved one is ill or has become frail, the mention of hospice can fill you with fear and sadness. For many, hospice care signals that the fight is over, and all hope is lost. Because of this, people are often hesitant to even talk about hospice care, especially with their loved ones. The […]

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June 19, 2019

Why Occupational Therapy Is an Effective Supplement to Physical Therapy Services

Physical therapy is often prescribed after an injury, surgery or illness as part of a course of treatment designed to help the patient regain mobility, strength and enhance their quality of life. For most people, physical therapy is a short-term care option and once desired results are achieved, treatment is stopped. The issue is that […]

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June 19, 2019

Understanding and Recovering from Speech Disorders After a Stroke

When a person has suffered a stroke, they’ve essentially endured an injury to the brain. A stroke occurs when blood flow and oxygen to the brain are halted by either a blood clot or a blood vessel that bursts. When this happens, the area of the brain in which the stroke occurred will be affected, […]

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June 19, 2019

Why Physical Therapy Becomes More Important As We Age

Thanks to better access to healthcare and information on how to be proactive in supporting our own health, we’re living longer than ever before – with the number of people living to the age of 90 or older being triple what it was three decades ago. This is the kind of news we like to […]

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June 19, 2019

Why Respiratory Care Is Important for Minimizing the Long Term Effects of Respiratory Disorders

Respiratory diseases are among one of the biggest health concerns in the United States. We’ve all had the occasional cough and many people suffer with seasonal allergies that can affect their breathing capacity. Still, the scope of respiratory diseases and the impact that they have on the lives of people who are inflicted are often […]

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June 19, 2019

Why Pain Management Is Important for Reducing the Physiological Effects of Chronic Pain

Chronic pain isn’t a condition that affects just one part of the body. In fact, many health care professionals have come to the point where they’ve begun treating pain as its own separate disease, in addition to treating the underlying cause. Any person who has suffered with pain for even a short amount of time […]

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June 19, 2019

Why a Respiratory Care Plan Is Important for Common Respiratory Conditions

Respiratory conditions are relatively common across all age groups – something that cold and flu season comes along and reminds us of every year. Unfortunately, there are other factors that can contribute to respiratory issues, making disorders that affect breathing among the most commonly diagnosed medical problems. Respiratory conditions and diseases can range in severity […]

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June 19, 2019

Easing the Stress of the Transition into Long Term Care

Change is rarely easy for anyone, no matter what the circumstances. Change signals the end of a situation or a stage of life and the process can be filled with uncertainty. Even a young person going off to college for the first time can find changes difficult to navigate, so it makes sense that as […]

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June 19, 2019

When to Make the Switch from Physical Therapy to Occupational Therapy

There is no substitute for independence. Often times, seniors suffer an injury or illness that impacts their mobility, and all of a sudden they lose a good measure of that independence. Physical therapy and occupational therapy offer a means to regain that independence. But how do they differ? And how do you know which one […]

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June 19, 2019

Diseases That Can Affect Speech

As we or our loved ones age, there are things we may expect, such as a loss in strength or stamina, increased difficulty moving, and even issues with memory. But few of us consider losing the ability to speak and communicate; it’s so intrinsic to who we are that it’s difficult to imagine ourselves without […]

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June 19, 2019

How Physical Therapy Can Help You Mentally

If you’ve suffered a setback with your mobility, be it from an injury, an illness, or some other ailment, physical therapy can help you regain your strength, your range of motion, and your flexibility. In fact, it can leave you better off physically than you were before the ailment sidetracked you. But the benefits of […]

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June 19, 2019

Why Hospice Care Can Make the Toughest Times Easier

End-of-life is an immensely challenging time, both for patients and their loved ones. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to ease the burden and create a space for families to come together and greet the end of life with a sense of comfort and dignity. Hospice care can make all this possible. The benefits […]

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June 19, 2019

How to Recognize the Five Early Signs of Alzheimer’s

As friends and loved ones age, the possibility of developing Alzheimer’s disease and dementia becomes greater. The prospect of seeing someone we love lose their sense of self is a frightening one. And it can lead us to scrutinize every interaction and instance of “It’s on the tip of my tongue but I just can’t […]

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June 19, 2019

The Psychological Effects That Can Come from Pain

Physical pain can also have a psychological impact. Find out more about the mental aspects of pain, and how to work through the symptoms with pain management treatment. Insomnia One of the first areas of life that pain interferes with is sleep. Both pain and the medications prescribed to treat pain can interfere with sleep. […]

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