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Dementia Care From the Provo 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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Elderly Care in Salt Lake City, UT 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
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If You Provide Senior Assistance at Home, Beware of These Common Injuries!

Even though the ultimate goal is always to increase safety and health for the aging adults they love, those providing senior assistance at home, unfortunately, sometimes end up diminishing their very own health in the process. Read More
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Senior Safety: Is Bathing Dangerous To Your Health?

Think for one minute about all the steps you go through to take a bath. First, you step over a high tub wall while attempting to maintain balance. Then, you lower yourself into the tub using your arm strength. Read More
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Salt Lake City Home Care Experts Answer: Are Home Care Services an Option?

Home is where the heart is, which is why the hearts of so many seniors are set on aging in place at home, instead of facing a move to a nursing home or assisted living facility – upwards of 90% of them, as shown in research conducted by AARP. Read More
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Tips to Ensure Your Home Blood Pressure Monitoring Is Accurate

For a short definition, Harvard Health describes that the top number (systolic pressure) measures artery pressure at the moment the heart beats (whenever your heart contracts), while the bottom number (diastolic pressure) monitors the pressure in between heartbeats (when the heart is resting). Read More
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Take the “IF She Were a SWAN…” Challenge to Better Detect Signs of Heart Attack in Women

We all know the story of the ugly duckling who ended up to be a gorgeous swan. The apparent moral of that particular story is that many things, upon first appearance, are not what they seem to be. Read More
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COPD Care Tips to Help Seniors Breathe Easier

When providing COPD care for an older loved one in Utah or New Mexico, you’re probably well aware that outdoor air pollution can exacerbate symptoms. However, did you know that poor air quality in the home can also cause problems? Read More