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
Living With a Chronic Illness

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
Chronic Disease Management

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
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Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, and…an Emergency Room Visit?

While we’d like to picture enjoying a Norman Rockwell-worthy Thanksgiving celebration, with all of our loved ones spending quality time together and Mom’s traditional holiday feast, the reality for many families instead includes something unanticipated: an emergency room visit. Read More
Senior women at home.

Dementia Care From the Salt Lake City In Home Care Experts

Although scores of senior loved ones are dealing with the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease, an even greater number of family members are trying to cope with taking care of them. Surprisingly, nearly 75% of family care providers are managing their older loved ones’ dementia care needs alone, with only 26% reaching out for professional care support. Read More
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Home Health Care in Ogden, Utah Focuses On Cutting-Edge Alzheimer’s Treatment Options

The latest Alzheimer’s statistics are worrying. The disease is now the 6th leading cause of death, rising above both breast cancer and prostate cancer put together. And even though deaths from other chronic health conditions, including cardiovascular disease, are decreasing, those from Alzheimer’s have increased in excess of 100%. Read More
These common meds may now be Alzheimer’s risk factors.

Alzheimer’s Risk Factors Now Include These Common Medications

They’re currently recognized to result in a number of short-term side-effects, such as memory loss and confusion, but new research suggests several of the stronger anticholinergic drugs (such as those prescribed for Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, depression, and overactive bladder) may now be Alzheimer’s risk factors. Read More
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How Patients Are Being Empowered to Take Control of Chronic Condition Management

On the subject of chronic diseases, the elderly are the experts, hands down, with nearly 3 out of 4 older persons dealing with ongoing chronic condition management. With the constant barrage of bloodwork as well as other medical tests, doctors’ appointments and procedures, and medications, controlling chronic diseases usually takes both a physical and emotional toll, and can quickly become overwhelming. Read More