Category Archives: Health

What You Need to Know About Strokes

Picture the situation: You’re enjoying a pleasurable, relaxing evening with friends or family, merrily chatting to them about all kinds of interesting topics, when one of them suddenly disengages from the conversation, begins to lose their balance and slumps to the floor. It’s a frightening scenario and not one you’ll ever want to witness. The…
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The World of the Caregiver

The following infographic includes a series of statistics about caregiving in the USA and outlines who is most likely to need care, the characteristics a caregiver should have, the tasks they normally carry out and the challenges that can arise from caregiving. Thanks to Home Healthcare Adaptations — www.home-healthcare-adaptations.ie  for sharing it with us.
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Will you need Home Care or Home Health Care

It’s confusing and sometimes difficult to know which care is needed, home care or home health care. Do you know the differences? A good way to quickly assess which care will serve your relative, follow these simple suggestions. The first thing to remember about receiving help, you don’t need to be frail, unable to care…
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Hey Seniors: Are You Benefitting from Exercise?

  Hey fellow seniors, are you feeling sluggish? Are you tired of your muscles and joints aching for no apparent reason? [caption id="attachment_2381" align="alignright" width="300"] senior help, elderly assistance[/caption] If so, perhaps it’s time to turn up the activity meter on your life. This may sound counter intuitive, but science has shown that if you…
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What Joy Loverde wants you to know about getting your parents to exercise

by Joy Loverde Mom and her husband, Bill lived in Florida, far away from family for twenty years. Their typical weekly routine went something like this… Upon waking, immediately turn on the television in the living room, make breakfast (cereal for Bill, coffee and donuts for Mom), sit in front of the television and eat…
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5 Scientifically-Backed Sleep Truths for the Over 50s

By Helen [caption id="attachment_7635" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo credit MARCZERO1980[/caption] You might be tempted to assume that poor sleep is a reality of reaching old age. However, most up-to-date sleep research indicates the elderly might not be sleeping so bad after all. Encouraged by these findings we set out to find more positives about sleep after…
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6 Tips To Remove Some of the Stress From A Stress Test

By Kaye Swain Stress tests! Just thinking about taking one can cause our senior parents to "stress out" over what is coming. That definitely happened to my senior mom. But the appointment was scheduled (way too early in the morning, she thought - another stress), the list of medications she couldn't take before the test…
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Could eyes hold the key to understanding Alzheimer’s?

At the University of Lancashire, new tests have been carried out in an attempt to better understand Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia which affects around 496,000 people in the UK and can be characterised by memory loss, mood changes and problems with communication and reasoning. Whilst not exclusively limited…
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Great Reasons For Our Senior Parents to Buy A Treadmill

by Kaye Swain When my senior dad developed Parkinsons' Disease, he quietly determined to keep active and keep walking. He kept that up until his last year with us - golfing, walking, and occasionally, swimming. Even when he had to be confined to a wheelchair, we would head to the mall almost daily to walk…
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