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August 16th, 2019 Signs Your Parent May Have Hypothyroidism

When a person has a thyroid that does not produce enough hormones, it is called hypothyroidism. At first, the disease might not cause any symptoms. However, if it is not treated, it can eventually lead to serious problems, like heart disease and...

August 9th, 2019 How Can You Help Your Senior with Their Finances?

Many older adults have difficulty handling their finances because of illness or cognitive problems. When that happens, a family caregiver may need to step in and assist them to ensure their bills are paid and their financial accounts remain secure...

July 31st, 2019 The Many Ways Watermelon Benefits Your Health

National Watermelon Day falls each year on August 3rd. Watermelon are easy to grow. They need lots of water. If it's too late in the season to grow them, you'll find the price comes down during the summer. Look for watermelon to go on sale...

July 31st, 2019 What is Diverticulitis?

Diverticulitis is a condition that causes abdominal discomfort. About one fourth of people who get diverticulitis experience complications that can be dangerous, such as a rupture that causes the contents of the intestine to get into the abdominal...

July 18th, 2019 5 Ways to Conserve Energy with ALS

Having amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) causes many different symptoms. Many people are aware of the physical symptoms like the inability to control muscles and eventual physical disability. However, you may not know that there are symptoms...

July 12th, 2019 What is Cellulitis?

The weakened immune systems of some older adults puts them at risk for a skin infection called cellulitis. It can be quite painful and may be recurring. Knowing more about the condition may help you to identify it in your aging relative so they...

July 5th, 2019 What Are the Benefits of Joining a Caregiver Support Group?

Caregivers are under more stress than most people. That’s because taking care of someone else isn’t an easy job. It can leave you feeling frustrated, angry, sad, and overwhelmed. It can help to talk to someone about how you feel...

June 28th, 2019 Four Types of Weight-bearing Exercises

If your elderly family member has been diagnosed with osteoporosis, her doctor probably recommended that she start something called weight-bearing exercise. Weight-bearing exercise helps to strengthen your senior’s bones so that even with...

June 21st, 2019 Why is a Daily Routine Important When You're a Family Caregiver?

Keeping up with daily tasks is tough. When you're a family caregiver, unexpected situations can throw off your schedule. If you don't really have a fixed daily routine planned, these unexpected situations can lead to a lot of stress. One...

June 14th, 2019 Simplify Your Schedule to Gain More Time

One of the biggest complaints shared by caregivers is that there never seems to be enough time in the day or the week. You might be surprised to find, though, that you can find some more time in your own schedule just by shifting how you approach...

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