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How To Talk About An Older Person’s Driving

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Worried about an older relative’s driving? When families are gathered together this holiday season, you may start to notice changes in an older relative’s driving behaviors and begin to have some concerns. You are not alone. With the number of drivers 70 and older increasing – and one in five Americans caring for an older […]

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5 Tips For Addressing Chronic Illness Care

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For caregivers: tips for addressing chronic illness care Every day, nearly 66 million Americans provide care for a seriously ill, disabled or aging family member or friend. This can be a real challenge, particularly when the person you care for has been diagnosed with a chronic illness. Here are five tips that will make the […]

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7 Exercise Tips For Fighting Arthritis

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Fighting arthritis? Check out these exercise tips for all ability levels. When it comes to fighting arthritis, there’s no arguing with the axiom “move it or lose it.” Movement and physical activity have been proven effective in relieving arthritis pain and, in some cases, delaying the onset of symptoms. But if you’ve been recently diagnosed […]

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How To Tell If You Have Sleep Apnea

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Waking up to the serious problem of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea, which affects 18 million Americans, is a disorder which causes breathing to repeatedly pause during sleep. Many people struggling to get a restful night’s sleep are unaware that a serious health problem may be keeping them up. Sleep apnea lowers a person’s blood oxygen […]

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November is National Family Caregivers Month

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We wish to thank and recognize all the caregivers and families out there who give of themselves and their time selflessly every day of the week. In 1994, the National Family Caregivers Association began promoting the celebration of family caregivers during the week of Thanksgiving. President Clinton signed the first presidential proclamation in 1997 and […]

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Sarasota Senior Saved By Fundraising Teenagers

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These two brave teenagers heard a Sarasota, Florida senior’s cries for help 14 hours after she had fallen. As reported by WWSB-TV, the two teenagers were fundraising when they heard cries for help.  As firefighter Daniel Brimblecom points out, a medical alert system would have helped the woman to get immediate help after her fall. […]

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Home Health Device Round Up

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Health devices for home use – most of them goof-proof, affordable and available without a prescription – can help you stay in tip-top shape between medical appointments. “There’s no substitute for visits with your health-care provider,” says Denise Link, a women’s-health nurse practitioner and clinical associate professor at the Arizona State University College of Nursing […]

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