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Terminal Restlessness: This is What's Going On

02/13/2021

Terminal restlessness is a common syndrome that may occur near the end of life. People experiencing terminal restlessness show signs of physical, emotional, and/or spiritual restlessness, as well as increased anxiety, agitation, and cognitive decline. This occurs days ...

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Watching a Parent or Loved One Get Sick

01/31/2021

Watching a parent or loved one get sick and suffer sends you through a mirage of horrendous feelings. Watching cancer devour the body and mind of a loved one is very difficult, and I have now been through it twice. I watched as cancer ravaged my mother and took her ...

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Increasing Brain Function Through Movement and Exercise

01/09/2021

Studies have shown that there is improvement in cognitive function for those living with dementia when they are physically active. The benefits of exercise (weights, cardiovascular, stretching, functional) have been long recognized as therapeutic for the physical ...

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A Sneak Peek Into Care Management

01/03/2021

In my life, and in my chosen profession of a Care Manager, there is no place for personal biases and prejudices. Everyone should be, and deserves to be, treated with empathy and listened to in a non-judgmental manner, and spoken to with respect. All people are ...

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7 Self-Defense Tips for Seniors

12/27/2020

Older adults are often perceived as easy targets for criminals. They move more slowly and can appear weak and less nimble - all of which are signs to criminals that they can be overpowered. In fact, a U.S. Department of Justice report noted that 93% of all crimes are ...

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Diabetes: Don’t Let It Steal the Joy of Food!

12/20/2020

Most humans would agree that they enjoy food. Social events or intimate gatherings usually include food in some form or fashion… tailgate parties… business meetings… dates… bridal showers… the list goes on and on. Yet, when one receives the unwelcomed news that they ...

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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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Loss of Appetite in the Elderly

11/08/2020

Most often, a gradual decrease in appetite is considered a normal part of the aging process. Seniors have lower energy levels and often partake in less physical activity, which means they generally need less calories than a younger person. However, if your elderly ...

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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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