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Pancreatic Cancer Rates on the Rise

Pancreatic cancer is a kind of cancer that starts in the pancreas, a small, pear-shaped organ that secretes hormones, like insulin. It is vital for processing sugars and also secretes some of the substances needed to digest foods. It’s a particularly deadly kind of cancer because it is often not discovered until it reaches later stages. Unfortunately, a recent report indicates that the rate at whi...
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How Home Health Care Providers Can Help Your Elderly Loved One with Urinary Incontinence

Many elderly adults experience urinary incontinence. This means they experience involuntary loss of urine. It can be difficult for an elderly adult to have this condition. However, there are many things that home health care providers and family caregivers can do to help an elderly adult manage urinary incontinence.   Keeping a Log [caption id="attachment_4147" align="alignright" width="300"...
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Recognizing the Signs of Diabetes in Your Elderly Loved One

Did you know that over 11 million U.S. adults, 65 and older, have diabetes? If your elderly loved one has diabetes, it is important to get them a diagnosis and treatment plan as soon as possible. Leaving diabetes undiagnosed can cause organ damage and other health issues. Being able to recognize the signs of diabetes in your elderly loved one can help you to save their life.   Urinating Frequentl...
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Get Your Elderly Loved One the At-Home Pain Management Services They Need

Does your elderly loved one suffer from chronic pain? This can be one of the toughest things they deal with throughout their entire life. Pain management can be difficult. There are so many different reasons why someone might be experiencing pain. Unfortunately, for some people, the thing that is causing their pain might not be able to be treated. If your elderly loved one needs at-home pain manag...
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Cinnamon: Is It Beneficial to Your Elderly Loved One’s Health?

When you are looking into ways to help your elderly loved one be healthier, one of the things that you should check into is cinnamon. Research shows there are many health benefits that one can get from cinnamon. For instance, if your elderly loved one needs more antioxidants in their diet, needs help managing diabetes, or need to relieve Alzheimer’s symptoms, cinnamon could help.   Diabetes Manag...
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Allergy Season Preparation for Senior Citizens

Does your elderly loved one have allergies? Unfortunately, the spring and sometimes even the summer trigger allergies. There are things from pollen to dust and more that can trigger your loved one’s allergies. However, there are some allergy preparation and management tips that can help you and elderly care providers to keep your loved one safe during allergy season.  Working with Doctors [c...
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Facebook Safety Tips for Elderly Adults

Facebook is an amazing platform. It allows people to keep in touch with their family members, friends, and other acquaintances. With this being said, there are also some dangers of using Facebook. Scam artists use Facebook as a platform to take advantage of the vulnerable and that includes elderly adults. It is important that if your elderly loved one is using Facebook, they know how to stay safe ...
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Battling Social Isolation While Self-quarantining

During the coronavirus pandemic self-quarantine is a necessary solution, especially for older adults. Older adults are more susceptible to the highly contagious virus that causes Covid-19. The big problem with self-quarantine is that isolation can be a very real problem. You can help your elderly family member to deal with the challenges that self-quarantine can bring.  Social Isolation Is Alwa...
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Desserts Don’t Have to Be Unhealthy

It may be a habit for your parents to have a meal followed by a dessert. They've grown up with the meal and dessert. Families gathered at the table to discuss what they did during the day. Times have changed, but that change may be hard for your parents. If they still want dessert, don't try to talk them out of it. Instead, make healthier desserts. Here are some ways to do that. Make Sugar-F...
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Aging at Home Helps Older Adults Thrive as They Age

ARP's “What is Livable? Community Preferences of Older Adults” found that 87 percent of older adults wanted to age at home. Close to 9 out of 10 men and women 65 or older do not want to downsize or move from where they are. Not only is this appealing to them, but it also helps them thrive. Aging at home eliminates some of the common fears of aging. People are not moving to a new, unfamiliar are...
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