Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about the impact of breast cancer and show our support for everyone affected by it. Let’s take this time to remind our loved ones about early detection methods so they can stay on top of their health.

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Coronavirus Testing Expands to Thousands of Labs Across USA

Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing is now expanded to thousands of labs across the United States. After a brief delay, necessary to get the infrastructure into place, citizens can now get tested at a local nearby facility.   More than 2,000 labs across the country will start processing tests for COVID-19 early this week, Vice President Mike…

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Technology Provides Faster Care For Patients With Neurologic Issues

Technology in the form of video consultations, aka telehealth, is providing faster care for people suffering from neurologic disorders. Diagnoses are as accurate as an in-office or at a health care facility.   This development could not have come at a better time. The reason: There is a growing shortage of neurologists in the health…

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Tips for Thanksgiving Dinner and Diabetes

November is National Diabetes Month, and what better time than before Thanksgiving? If you’re a caregiver for a loved one with a diabetic condition, you know that the holidays can be a real issue. And since yams, marshmallow toppings, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce are on the menu, Thanksgiving dinner and diabetes pose a major…

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Dementia and the Holidays: How to Include Your Loved One

Thanksgiving is almost here, which means there are family dinners, holiday parties and lots of events coming up. But how to deal with a loved one who has dementia and the holidays? You want to include them and make them feel loved – but you also have to consider your own needs, and those of…

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Help Your Loved One Stay Hydrated

Seniors don’t always feel like drinking. Here are tips to help your loved one stay hydrated. If you have an older loved one, then you know that hydration is a real issue for seniors. But when winter hits, it becomes even harder. Here are some tips and ideas you can implement to help your loved…

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Halloween Activities for Seniors You Can Still Do

Even though there’s just one day left, you can still include your older loved one in your Halloween activities. Do you have an older loved one – a grandparent, a parent, an aunt or uncle or just a friend? If you do, then you know that events like Halloween can get lonely without children to…

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These Adaptive Utensils for Seniors Are Game-Changers

Innovations in adaptive utensils are making a huge difference in seniors’ lives. Do you have a loved one who’s dealing with shaking and tremors? If the answer is yes, then you know how difficult the activities of daily living can be for them. Adaptive utensils for seniors are a major player in changing that. One…

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Age-Related Vision Problems: Warning Signs to Look For

As our loved ones grow older, we expect to see some age-related vision problems. Trouble reading fine print, farsightedness, myopia, thinning eyelashes and more are all part of the normal aging process. There are, however, serious vision problems that can deteriorate rapidly if they’re not caught in time. Not all age-related vision problems are normal.…

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How To Talk To a Loved One With Alzheimer’s? Use Less Words

When we need to communicate in social situations, we’re used to using lots of words to fill the silence. If you want to talk to a loved one with Alzheimer’s, though, the opposite is the way to go. Because when it comes to Alzheimer’s – or any other kind of dementia – speaking less means…

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