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Thyroid Awareness Month: Symptoms of Thyroid Disease

Home Care in Monticello FL: Symptoms of Thyroid Disease

Take time during January’s Thyroid Awareness Month to learn about the thyroid. This small gland sits in the front of the neck near the throat. Many important organs rely on the thyroid. Learn the symptoms that can indicate something is wrong. Signs of an Overactive Thyroid. When the thyroid produces too much thyroid hormone, processes…

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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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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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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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How Can You Tell if Your Senior Has a Bladder Infection?

Senior Care in Monticello FL: Signs of a Bladder Infection

Bladder infections may not be something that your senior has dealt with much in the past, but you need to know what to watch for now. Quite often aging adults can have a bladder infection and have no idea that’s what is going on. This happens because of all the changes that your senior goes…

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The Psoriasis Stigma

Home Care in Madison FL: The Psoriasis Stigma

Psoriasis is a condition that causes lesions on the skin. The lesions are red and scaly. Not only are they unsightly, they are also itchy and can cause a burning sensation. Unfortunately, in addition to the discomfort caused by psoriasis, people with psoriasis are often the target of negative reactions from people who don’t understand…

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Fingernail Care to Protect Your Senior’s Health

Senior Care in Madison FL: Fingernail Care

There are many things you do as a family caregiver to protect your senior’s health and well-being. Preventative measures are some of the most important steps you can take to help your parent enjoy better health, and higher quality of life as they age in place. When thinking about all of the ways you can…

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August is National Eye Exam Month

Home Care in Tallahassee FL: National Eye Exam Month

Elderly adults who are over age 65 are much more likely to develop serious eye conditions that can affect their vision permanently. That’s why family caregivers should take advantage of National Eye Exam Month and schedule an appointment right away. The purpose of National Eye Exam Month is to make people aware of the importance…

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Tips for Communicating with a Senior Living with Aphasia

Senior Care in Crawfordville FL: Tips for Communicating with a Senior Living with Aphasia

Approximately two million people throughout the United States are living with a language disorder called aphasia. This condition stems from brain damage. While it most often occurs in those who have recently experienced a stroke, it can also come from brain tumors, brain disorders, and the lingering effects of traumatic brain injuries. However it developed,…

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