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March 22nd, 2019 CE 3/28/19 Understanding Your Arab and Muslim Patients

1 CE for nurses and social workersMarch 28 – ThursdayUnderstanding your Arab and Muslim PatientsAutumn Green at Midway Village6700 So. Keating, Chicago, IL No Charge but Registration required at:http://bit.ly/CMarch282019CE_ChgoSo

March 22nd, 2019 Common Foot Conditions in Aging Adults

While foot conditions can happen at any age, they are much more likely in aging adults. Some foot conditions are due to age, while others are the result of diseases or chronic illnesses. Seniors also may neglect basic foot care because they either...

March 14th, 2019 Does My Elderly Loved One Have Late Onset Multiple Sclerosis

When an elderly adult develops symptoms like weakened muscles, fatigue, tremors, cognitive decline and poor vision, plus numbness and tingling in the fingers and toes, most family caregivers would not think about these symptoms as multiple...

March 8th, 2019 5 Ways to Make Dining Out with Dementia Easier

When an elderly family member has dementia, participating in regular activities can be difficult. Yet, you want them to be happy and don’t want them to feel isolated. So, how do caregivers tackle going on outings, such as to a restaurant...

February 28th, 2019 Exercising Safely with Arthritis

When an older adult is suffering from arthritis pain, the last thing they might want to do is exercise. However, experts say that exercise is one of the best ways to improve arthritis pain. The trick is to know how to exercise safely with...

February 20th, 2019 When Seniors Struggle With Hearing and Speech

With age, elderly adults are at a higher risk for having problems with hearing and speech. It’s very common for those two issues to appear together, especially after a stroke or head injury. Family caregivers with elderly loved ones that...

February 15th, 2019 Winter Soup Recipes that Seniors Love

The winter months seem to stretch on forever this time of year, so It’s a good idea to take advantage of the season and whip up some winter soups that will warm the hearts and minds of your elderly relatives. Family caregivers and elderly...

February 8th, 2019 Five Home Safety Tips for Adults with Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's disease makes some massive changes in your elderly family member's life. To account for those, you might need to make some changes in her home to keep her safe.Do a Safety Walkthrough Take a walk through your senior's home...

January 30th, 2019 What Do You Need to Know about Exercise as a Caregiver? 

Exercise is definitely something that you need to do regularly as a caregiver, but some of the rules that you might have followed in the past don’t necessarily apply now. You’re going to do a lot better in establishing an exercise...

January 25th, 2019 FAQs About Winter Flare-Ups and Senior Eczema

Eczema is a common skin problem in elderly adults, mostly because their skin loses a lot of the suppleness it once had, which encourages dry and scaly patches to form. While eczema is usually present all year round, winter weather can cause a...

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