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What to Do When Your Parents Don't Remember You Anymore

11/29/2020

When the dementia or confusion gets to the point where your parent or parents forgets your name, it is devastating. Can we say heart breaking?

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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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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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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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The Top 5 Things to Know About Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)

10/21/2020

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Things To Consider as a Family Caregiver

10/18/2020

Becoming a nurse, and more importantly, a caregiver, isn’t something I just fell into. I wanted to take care of people. There is a special kind of heart one must have to be a caregiver. I’ve spent 32 years as a nurse. During this time, I have taken care of a numerous ...

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Coping with a Dying Family Member

10/13/2020

Sometimes you just have to laugh to keep from crying when you are dealing with a loved one who is confused or dying. Being an adult and watching my father live out his last days on hospice is truly a challenge, but one I accept whole-heartedly and without any remorse. ...

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A Holistic Approach to Nursing

10/04/2020

Nurses are funny creatures, we truly are. From the moment we meet you or your loved one, we are assessing you. We have been taught to do that, so it comes natural to us. I wanted to talk today about something I am passionate about, that is holistic nursing care.

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The Effects of Music on Those Living with Dementia

09/30/2020

Anyone who has cared for a loved one that suffers with dementia knows the challenges that occur when trying to connect with them in positive ways. The difficulty lies in the lack of stimulating the minds and emotions of those who have dementia. They are frequently ...

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