Month: August 2018

The Difference Between Age-Related Memory Loss And Alzheimer’s Disease

When you begin to notice changes in an aging parent’s mental or physical well-being, it is difficult to determine if these are the normal signs of advancing age, or symptoms of Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. Forgetfulness is common — but there is a point when forgetfulness is more concerning, especially in older adults. Of …

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Educating The Public About Spinal Muscular Atrophy During SMA Awareness Month

August is Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Awareness month. SMA impacts approximately 4 people in every 100,000 throughout the United States, and for some seniors who deal with inactivity due to physical, balance, cognitive, or other challenges, one big risk they may face is spinal muscular atrophy. Unless you know someone with spinal muscular atrophy, it’s …

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The Effects Alzheimer’s Disease Has On Family Members And Caregivers

When your family member starts to experience the symptoms of Alzheimer’s and receives a diagnosis, it may be difficult to know what the right measures will be to take in order to provide the best type of care for your loved one. As the disease progresses family may feel their role as caretaker has become …

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Safeguarding Our Elderly During MedicAlert Awareness Month

August has been designated MedicAlert Awareness Month, dedicated toward educating the public on the needs and uses of Medic Alert ID’s. Medic Alert began more than 50 years, providing life saving services to those throughout the world.  Some statistics state that about 1 in 5 Americans have diabetes, and more than 15 million have food allergies – …

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When Should You Consider Home Health Care For Your Aging Loved One? Here’s What You Need To Know 

As our parents and elderly loved ones age, there comes a time when home care can help them stay “at home.”  Families may find themselves presented with many concerns, and often worry about the health of their aged loved one. Many studies show that 90% of seniors want to stay in their homes as long as …

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