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Symptoms of Dehydration in Elderly Adults - The Caregiver Guide

Symptoms of Dehydration in Elderly Adults - The Caregiver Guide

by Jessica Hegg March 29, 2019 0 Comments

Dehydration in elderly adults is a serious condition that arises when people do not get enough fluids, or when they lose fluids too quickly. Water is just as important to human health as oxygen, so it’s vital that we get enough of it at any age.

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Alzheimer’s Disease - The Caregiver Guide

Alzheimer’s Disease - The Caregiver Guide

by Jessica Hegg March 27, 2019 0 Comments

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive disorder that impacts mental functions such as memory. It begins as mild confusion before developing into its more severe state, which causes significant memory loss and personality change.

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ALS - The Caregiver Guide

ALS - The Caregiver Guide

by Jessica Hegg March 20, 2019 0 Comments

Human Brain Nerve Damage

ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a progressive disorder of the nervous system. It causes muscle problems, disability, and eventually, death. People with ALS face unique challenges, as do their carers.

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Fall Prevention in the Elderly

Fall Prevention in the Elderly

by Jessica Hegg March 18, 2019 0 Comments

Unexpected accidents can be life changing for older adults, impacting their mobility and physical health. That's why fall prevention in the elderly is so important. While addressing the underlying cause of falls is the right course of action, a comprehensive fall prevention strategy is required to keep seniors protected and comfortable.

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Seasonal Affective Disorder - The Caregiver Guide

Seasonal Affective Disorder - The Caregiver Guide

by Jessica Hegg March 15, 2019 0 Comments

SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) is a form of seasonal depression. If you notice you feel depressed during the winter months, but your symptoms go away in spring or summer, you may have SAD. An estimated four to six percent of people have winter depression, while an additional ten to twenty percent have mild SAD symptoms.

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Diabetes - The Complete Guide

Diabetes - The Complete Guide

by Jessica Hegg March 13, 2019 0 Comments

Diabetes is a chronic metabolic disorder that can have a major impact on quality of life, and result in long-term consequences. Luckily, it can be treated and its complications can be managed with with proper management.

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GERD - The Complete Guide

GERD - The Complete Guide

by Jessica Hegg March 11, 2019 0 Comments

GERD Illustration

Heartburn, acid reflux, and sharp pain after eating may be the result of a condition called GERD. If you have experienced these symptoms you don’t need to worry, since GERD can be managed through lifestyle changes and medications.

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Caregiver Burnout

Caregiver Burnout

by Jessica Hegg March 08, 2019 0 Comments

Stress caregiver sleeping  in the table

Caregiver burnout is a form of physical and mental drain can leave you feeling negative, frustrated, and resentful. Luckily, caregiver burnout—also called caregiver stress or caregiver stress syndrome—doesn’t last forever. If you take steps to prevent and treat it, burnout can resolve within a few weeks or months, allowing you to excel in your role once more.

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Calf Cramps - The Complete Injury Guide

Calf Cramps - The Complete Injury Guide

by Jessica Hegg March 06, 2019 0 Comments

Calf Cramps Illustration

Calf cramps or sudden muscle spasms in the calf can happen to anyone, at any time. While they may seem like minor injuries, the truth is that they can seriously impair quality of life or threaten long-term injury, especially for the elderly.

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Elderly Loneliness - The Complete Guide

Elderly Loneliness - The Complete Guide

by Jessica Hegg February 15, 2019 0 Comments

Senior woman sitting at home alone in armchair

Elderly loneliness is a major health concern, threatening feelings of unworthiness and leading to depression, reduced mobility, and other symptoms. While isolation and lack of companionship are the major causes of loneliness, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease can trigger negative feelings as well.

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Arthritis in Wrists- The Complete Injury Guide

Arthritis in Wrists- The Complete Injury Guide

by Jessica Hegg February 13, 2019 0 Comments

Arthritis in Wrist Illustration

Arthritis in the wrist is common in people with rheumatoid arthritis, but osteoarthritis and posttraumatic arthritis can also cause wrist joint inflammation. Although symptoms vary, most of them develop over time and can cause permanent joint damage.

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Arthritis - The Complete Resource

Arthritis - The Complete Resource

by Jessica Hegg January 30, 2019 0 Comments

Common arthritis in human body

Arthritis is not a specific disease, but a group of disorders affecting the joints, and it is characterized by inflammation, swelling, stiffness, and decreased mobility. These arthritis symptoms come and go, but will progress and worsen with time. Arthritis is more common among seniors and is the leading cause of disability in the geriatric population.

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