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Sleep Apnea - The Complete Guide

Sleep Apnea - The Complete Guide

by Jessica Hegg November 14, 2018 0 Comments

Woman sleeping with CPAP Mask

Sleep apnea is one of the most common sleep disorders, affecting 22 million Americans, while an estimated 80 percent of cases remain undiagnosed. People with sleep apnea often experience daytime sleepiness, poor concentration, and medical conditions such as high blood pressure and heart disease.

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Heart Attacks - The Complete Guide

Heart Attacks - The Complete Guide

by Patty Weasler, RN November 12, 2018 0 Comments

Man with Heart Attack Illustration

A heart attack occurs once every 40 seconds in the United States and is caused by a blocked artery within the heart. If you are experiencing chest pain, difficulty breathing, or believe that you are having any signs of a heart attack call 911 immediately. Every second counts and obtaining a quick diagnosis will lead to the best treatment.

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Lewy Body Dementia - The Complete Guide

Lewy Body Dementia - The Complete Guide

by Jessica Hegg October 08, 2018 0 Comments

Elderly and young female playing jigsaw puzzle

Lewy body dementia, also known as dementia with Lewy bodies, is the second most common form of dementia, after Alzheimer’s disease. This progressive condition affects memory and other mental functions. Those with Lewy body dementia can manage their symptoms with lifestyle changes and medications, but there is no absolute cure.

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Depression in the Elderly - The Complete Guide

Depression in the Elderly - The Complete Guide

by Jessica Hegg October 06, 2018 0 Comments

Depressed elderly woman sitting in arm-char at home

Depression in the elderly, also known as geriatric depression, is a mood disorder that affects seniors. It causes persistent periods of low mood and sadness that should not be considered a normal part of aging. If you’re an older adult that has been feeling “blue” for two weeks or more, you may have geriatric depression.

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Incontinence - The Complete Resource

Incontinence - The Complete Resource

by Melissa Mills, RN September 28, 2018 0 Comments

Incontinence Pads by Vive

Incontinence is the inability to control your bladder or bowel movements. Because of the difference in anatomy, women suffer from incontinence more often than men. In addition, urinary incontinence is more common than bowel incontinence. While it might not be preventable, there are ways to manage the inconvenience of incontinence

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Probiotics - The Complete Resource

Probiotics - The Complete Resource

by Jessica Hegg September 27, 2018 0 Comments

Senior mother and adult daughter

Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that play a huge role in our overall well-being. Some of the health benefits of probiotics include reducing digestive issues, preventing yeast infections, and boosting the immune system. You can find these good gut bugs in some foods as well as in supplement form.

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17 Tips for Bathroom Safety

17 Tips for Bathroom Safety

by Pamela Wilson August 03, 2018 0 Comments

Senior woman getting ready to go out

The bathroom is one of the most hazardous rooms in the home due to its slippery floors and hard surfaces. In fact, bathroom-related injuries account for almost 200,000 emergency department visits every year in the United States. Elderly people are especially at risk because of reduced mobility and failing eyesight.

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Lymphedema - The Complete Guide

Lymphedema - The Complete Guide

by Patty Weasler July 04, 2018 0 Comments

Lymphedema Diagram

If you have had surgery or treatment for cancer you are at risk for developing lymphedema. Lymphedema occurs when part of your body becomes swollen when there is a disruption of the lymphatic system. The key to keeping the swelling from growing is to know what to look for and how to treat lymphedema.

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Sundowners Syndrome - The Only Resource You'll Ever Need

Sundowners Syndrome - The Only Resource You'll Ever Need

by Jessica Hegg May 23, 2017 0 Comments

Elderly woman at nature

If you, or someone you know, becomes aggressive, confused, sad, or anxious each evening, you may be dealing with a case of sundowner’s syndrome. While it’s normal for those with dementia to feel worn out at the end of the day, some people can experience extreme changes in moods, cognition, and behavior once the sun begins to set.

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Bed Sores Treatment [Ultimate Guide]

Bed Sores Treatment [Ultimate Guide]

by Jessica Hegg January 26, 2017 0 Comments

Bed sores are, unfortunately, one of the most common ailments resulting from mobility issues. It's important to begin bed sore treatment at the first sign of any symptoms. Pressure ulcers are much easier to deal with when they're caught early. Even better, if you understand a risk is present you can take precautions to reduce the likelihood of occurrence.
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5 Tips [from Experts] on Caring for Elderly Parents at Home

5 Tips [from Experts] on Caring for Elderly Parents at Home

by Jessica Hegg December 16, 2016 0 Comments

Each year, millions of Americans find themselves caring for their elderly parents or aging family members at home for the first time. While the initial prospect of caring for a parent or other aging relative (or friend) can be daunting, you can take some steps to make caregiving easier, both for you and your care receiver.
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6 Independent Living Aids to Make Life Easier

6 Independent Living Aids to Make Life Easier

by Jessica Hegg November 17, 2016 0 Comments

Happy Middle Aged Woman

As we age it's almost impossible to maintain our full independent health. One day you may realize that you're no longer capable of the simple things you used to do; such as buttoning your shirt, slipping on your shoes, or even retrieving an item out of your cabinet. Do you already have existing disabilities that hinder your independence? Fear of losing our independent health is a common thought that crosses almost everyone’s mind at some point.

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