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
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ALS Symptoms and Stages: Important Information for Salt Lake City Family Caregivers

Being given a diagnosis of ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease) can bring about plenty of questions and concerns, both for the individual diagnosed and his or her family members. Read More
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Finding Joy When Living With a Chronic Illness

Have you ever started your day and figured, “It’s probably going to be one of those days!” Maybe your alarm didn’t go off, the hot water heater opted to stop working, and the dog chewed up one of your favorite shoes overnight. Read More
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Combining Health Care Goals with Chronic Disease Management for Seniors

On the subject of chronic diseases, older adults are often the experts, hands down, with up to three out of four seniors affected by multiple conditions that are ongoing, call for long-term medical attention, and place limitations on activities. Read More