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Caring for Someone with Parkinson’s? You’ll Want to Read This Encouraging News!

The consequences of staying active and exercising throughout aging are tremendous, but for those with Parkinson’s, it might truly be a game-changer in the progression of the disease. Several studies are exposing direct links between physical exercise and Parkinson’s, such as the largest clinical study to date, in which patients who exercised no less than 2½ hours per week realized a greater overall wellbeing than those who refrained from exercise. Read More
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Think You Know the Best Foods for Heart Health? These Facts May Surprise You!

Our aging care professionals understand that it’s not always easy to know which are the best foods for heart health when recommendations appear to constantly be changing. We had been told that saturated fats from options including butter, red meat and fried foods were detrimental and could influence a person’s possibilities of developing heart complications, but later studies indicated there isn’t enough proof that those who gave up these foods improved their heart health – and so, we went back to our previous ways due to the go-ahead to select butter over margarine. Read More
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Understand and Manage Senior Medications for Heart Disease with These Tips

If you have heart disease, you know it’s vital to take your heart disease meds exactly as prescribed. But what specifically does that mean? Here are a few helpful recommendations for senior medications from Harmony Home Health & Hospice which can help you get the most from your meds: Be aware of which meds you’re taking. Read More

Avoid Hospital Readmissions by Avoiding Dehydration in Seniors

Do you realize…nearly half of all seniors are chronically under-hydrated, based on a recent study conducted at UCLA? Not only that, but older adults over age 65 account for the highest group of hospital admissions because of dehydration. Read More
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Medical Communication Tips for People Taking Care of Elderly Parents

Of all of the many responsibilities a family caregiver encounters when taking care of elderly parents, one of the most difficult is managing health problems. The National Council on Aging reports that almost ¾ of all seniors are identified as having a minimum of two chronic diseases, and they are seeing on average four healthcare specialists. Read More

Tips to Increase Self-Esteem in the Elderly

“Wait a minute; I’ll help you with that.” “Take it easy and don’t overdo it!” “I’ll handle that; you just sit and rest.” How often have we made statements like these to older adults, with only the best intentions, naturally? Read More
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Learn How Palliative Care Helps Improve Quality of Life

What is the first thing that comes to the front of your mind when you hear the phrase “palliative care?” For many people, it’s associated with hospice care. The actual goal of palliative care, though, is to give relief from difficulties like pain, vomiting and nausea that are caused by either a medical condition or from the treatment for that ailment. Read More
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Tips for Caring for Someone with MS at Home

As Jane Austen once said, “There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.” And for anyone with a chronic illness, like multiple sclerosis (MS), comfort is essential, as is remaining safe. Read More
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Top Medications for MS Treatment

While there’s no cure for multiple sclerosis (MS), hundreds of thousands of people in our country are diagnosed with the condition – as many as 400,000 individuals, in fact, and of that, 86% of MS patients note fatigue as the top symptom they’re experiencing. Read More
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ALS Care Tips for Utah Family Caregivers

As a degenerating neurological disease, ALS (sometimes called Lou Gehrig’s disease) can cause a wide variety of physical obstacles that can result in clinical depression. For individuals providing ALS care for a loved one, it’s difficult not to feel overwhelmed and unsure about how to help the person live life to the fullest and remain optimistic.   Read More