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Overcoming Dysphagia Challenges with Home Health Care

On a hot summer day, there is nothing more satisfying than a tall, cold drink; however, for a person with dysphagia, this simple pleasure can be dangerous. Dysphagia – or difficulty with swallowing – impacts millions of seniors, because of weakened mouth and/or throat muscles. Read More
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Tips for Communicating About Your COPD

It began with your inner circle, those closest to you, and has gradually been spreading outward to friends and acquaintances. Sharing your COPD diagnosis and knowing how to answer the various questions that arise about it could be uncomfortable – for you, and also for those you’re speaking with as well. Read More
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How to Be the Best Family Caregiver for Someone with a New Diagnosis

It may well have been suspected, or maybe broadsided you without warning. Mom has just received the official diagnosis for a progressive disease that is going to make independent life a challenge. Read More

The Benefits of Recovering at Home After Heart Surgery

Each and every day, thousands of heart surgeries take place throughout the U.S. From open heart surgery to valve repair, there are a variety of procedures available to help people preserve an engaged lifestyle in spite of a cardiac event.  Read More

Recognizing Congestive Heart Failure Flare-ups

CHF, or congestive heart failure, is a health condition that occurs when the heart doesn’t pump blood as efficiently as it needs to. CHF can be the result of a few different conditions, including high blood pressure and coronary artery disease. Read More

Top Tips for Making the Most of Doctor Appointments

We’ve all walked into the doctor’s office and felt overwhelmed at the mass of patients also waiting to be seen, wondering how long it would be before it was our turn, and just how much quality time we might be able to have with the medical professional once we were seen. Read More

Senior Caregiver Tip: What Not to Say to Someone Facing a Health Concern

Have you ever walked into the office or a get-together with friends or family and had a person say to you with great concern, “You really look tired today!” Although you may have been feeling relatively perky up until that moment, unexpectedly you actually DO feel worn out and rundown. Read More

Understand the Options for Aging at Home

For the majority of us, aging at home is preferred over a move to a nursing home or assisted living facility because of the comfort and familiarity home brings. It allows us the chance to choose when we want to go to bed and when to wake up, what we want to eat for meals, what activities we want to do each day, and more. Read More
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Parkinson’s Caregiver Support: Is It Parkinson’s Disease or Something Else?

Each year, thousands of American seniors are told they have Parkinson’s disease, but in reality, they don’t. For many of these seniors, the actual diagnosis is a similar but lesser-known disease: dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB). Read More
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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