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The 5 Most Common Balance Problems in Older Adults

11/18/2020

When you're younger, good balance is mostly a matter of keeping your core muscles strong, and maybe feeling lucky you didn't inherit the family gene for clumsiness.

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Hospice Care vs Palliative Care

11/15/2020

If you or a loved one has been in a hospital for a significant amount of time, you've likely heard the terms "palliative care" and "hospice care." But what exactly are these services and how do they differ? Both services are focused on the care and comfort of the ...

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Medications That are Used to Treat Alzheimer's and How They Work

11/04/2020

  There are severe changes that occur in the brain due to Alzheimer’s disease. There are two key proteins in the brain that become affected with Alzheimer's disease. There are amyloid proteins, which form in the brain between neurons normally. With Alzheimer's disease, ...

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A New Approach to Caring for Fractures in Older Adults

10/31/2020

Most Americans might be surprised to learn that falls are the leading cause of both fatal and non-fatal injuries for older adults in the U.S. Also, according to the CDC, one of the most serious fall injuries is a broken hip, with more than 95 percent of hip fractures ...

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9 Frequently Asked Questions About Hospice Care

08/30/2020

Hospice care is a specialty service specifically for individuals and their loved ones with late-stage illnesses. This includes medical, emotional, spiritual, and grief support. Hospice care can be widely misunderstood! Many associate hospice with death, when in ...

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Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia - What is the Difference?

06/07/2020

Okay, so we need to have a conversation about the brain, and bring to light the fact that the different forms of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are a major public health issue.

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10 Signs of Depression in Older Adults

06/03/2020

There has been a stigma placed on mental health issues. Some may feel embarrassed that they have a diagnosis of a mental illness, such as depression, and feel they should just work harder to not feel "down about things." Depression is not a "normal" part of aging, but ...

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Aging Life Care Management

05/31/2020

  Aging Life Care Management, also known as "Geriatric Care Management," or sometimes just referred to as "Care Management," is an approach taken to care for older adults who are facing the health challenges that come with growing older. It takes a holistic, ...

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From a Nurse's Mind: Watching Your Mother Age

05/10/2020

Nurses are strange creatures, we truly are. We have been taught to start assessing situations from the moment we meet you or your loved one. That being said, one of the hardest things we deal with is when it comes to our own aging mothers.

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Looking to Move Out of Your Assisted Living Facility Due to COVID-19?

04/10/2020

  With assisted living facilities becoming hotspots for the spread of the COVID-19 virus, are you feeling uneasy that you or a loved one is currently residing in a facility? The coronavirus has taken us all by surprise, causing many assisted living facilities to shut ...

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