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When Elderly Adults Suffer from GERD

Senior Care in Perry FL: Seniors and GERD

It’s common for elderly adults to suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease, which can cause them to be uncomfortable and suffer pain and distress. In serious cases, it can affect their quality of life and even lead to serious health issues in the mouth and esophagus. If an elderly relative is complaining about certain symptoms or…

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34th Annual Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Training Conference

34th Annual Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Training Conference

Tallahassee, FL – Alzheimer’s Project, Inc. and Florida State University College of Medicine are conducting the 34th Annual Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Training Conference on Saturday, February 9, 2019. The event will be held at the FSU College of Medicine from 8am to 3pm. The conference brings together top educators, trainers, and other experts in…

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Dealing with Caregiver Loneliness

Caregiver in Quincy FL: Dealing with Caregiver Loneliness

Gwen had a busy social life. She often threw dinner parties for her friends and volunteered regularly at the library in her community. On top of spending lots of time with friends, she also had a great career as a paralegal at a law firm. Then her mom was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or…

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5 Ways to Handle Sundowning

Home Care in Tallahassee FL: 5 Ways to Manage Sundowning

Marcy’s dad, Albert, had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. A few years after receiving his diagnosis, Marcy noticed that Albert was often agitated in the evening. He paced the house and seemed nervous. Occasionally, he would try to leave the house and sometimes even lashed out aggressively at Marcy when she tried to stop him.…

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Products to Help Your Parent Feel Fresh and Clean When They Cannot Bathe

Elder Care in Monticello FL: Staying Fresh When Bathing Isn't Possible

Staying fresh and clean is an important part of preserving health and well-being. Bathing regularly keeps the skin healthy, comfortable, and resistant to damage and infection, removes germs, and reduces the risk for illness. Being clean is also an important part of maintaining a good sense of self-esteem and self-worth. However, elderly adults struggle with…

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What Family Caregivers Need to Know About Varicose Veins

Senior Care in Havana FL: Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are easy to spot when they occur in the legs and feet. The bumpy, enlarged veins may appear purple and puffed and may even show smaller veins surrounding them. They can happen at any age but are especially common in aging adults. If family caregivers or senior care providers notice that an elderly…

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Holiday Respite Care Benefits Family Caregivers

Elderly Care in Tallahassee FL: Holiday Respite Care

Are you starting to feel overwhelmed because of the approaching holiday season? As a family caregiver, you are already dedicating a lot of your free time to provide for your aging relative. It’s very easy for family caregivers like you to succumb to feelings of frustration, stress, and worry when it comes to juggling all…

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Tips to Get Stubborn Seniors to Eat Their Vegetables

Caregiver in Madison FL: Tips to Get Stubborn Seniors to Eat Their Vegetables

There’s no doubt that everyone can benefit from eating more vegetables. The health benefits from the vitamins, minerals, nutrients, and fiber found in vegetables boosts the body’s health and wellness, helping to fight disease, resist illness, and optimize function. Seniors especially can benefit from an increase of vegetables in their diet. Family caregivers and home…

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National Family Caregivers Month Helps Family Members Cope

Home Care in Perry FL: National Family Caregivers Month

Have you experienced chronic stress as a family caregiver? If you’ve felt tired, irritable, unfocused, and despondent, chances are you have been devoting too much of your time and effort into caring for your aging relative and not enough time on yourself. Because being a family caregiver is so emotionally draining and physically tough, it…

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Five Tips to Help Your Senior Exercise with COPD

Elder Care in Havana FL: Exercising with COPD

When most people think about exercising with COPD, it might seem like an impossible task. COPD often involves shortness of breath and other symptoms that make exercise quite difficult. But there are things your senior can do to make exercise easier and much more effective for her. Take Medication as Prescribed. If your senior takes…

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