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Suddenly You’re a Caregiver – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Suddenly You’re a Caregiver – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Over 65 million Americans, primarily women — with the number of men increasing rapidly — provide unpaid care to loved ones. Many take over these duties suddenly as a result of a traumatic event, such as an illness, injury, new diagnosis, or hospitalization. Most new caregivers are unprepared for the role into which they are thrust, taking on… Continue Reading

Alzheimer’s Detection and Diagnosis – While Researchers Seek a Cure

Alzheimer’s Detection and Diagnosis – While Researchers Seek a Cure

Would you want to know the risk you or your loved ones will develop Alzheimer’s dementia? Alzheimer’s disease has a major impact on families. At this time, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s. It is the US’s 6th leading cause of death and more than 5 million people are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease. Unfortunately, 1 in 3 people… Continue Reading

Preventing Anemia in Senior Loved Ones – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Preventing Anemia in Senior Loved Ones – Family Caregiver Quick Tip

Seniors, as they age, often have many physical complaints. Some of those are related to specific medical conditions, others seemingly come out of nowhere. Anemia can cause many common health complaints, including fatigue, loss of energy, pale skin, cold hands and feet, shortness of breath, irregular heart beat and dizziness. Our seniors are at risk from… Continue Reading

Care Solutions for Our Senior Loved Ones – Some Especially for Veterans

Care Solutions for Our Senior Loved Ones – Some Especially for Veterans

Despite their hopes, intentions, and family caregivers’ efforts, many seniors will, at some point, no longer be able to age in place. For some, the home in which they’ve dreamed of living out their lives will no longer be a safe environment. Others will experience health complications that require more medical management than occasional trips to the doctor can… Continue Reading

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