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Facts about Diabetes

What is non-insulin dependent diabetes? Non-insulin dependent diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. With Type II diabetes, your body makes insulin but cannot use the insulin it makes, Insulin is necessary for proper metabolism of digested food. This leads to elevated blood sugars. Some people may need insulin injections or oral medications to […]
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Preparing Meals for Aging Loved Ones

Prepping a week’s worth of meals at one time may seem overwhelming, but in the long run it winds up saving a lot of time and helps to stay on top of nutritional goals. If you are an adult caring for an aging loved one, preparing their meals ahead of time can provide you with […]
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How to Initiate Conversations with Aging Loved Ones

A loved one keeps forgetting to take their medications or puts off bathing, because they are unsteady on their feet. You hesitate to talk with your aging loved ones about their care needs and future plans, but they are showing signs of needing more help. How do you and the rest of the family start […]
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Self-Care Tips for Family Caregivers

Managing your own care when you are caring for a family member is extremely challenging, but the only way to best care for a loved one is to ensure you are properly caring for yourself. Caregiving is a very big job, but many people often don’t realize this, because they only see it as being […]
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Buying Healthy Foods Without Breaking the Bank

It is now common knowledge that more and more chemicals, pesticides, hormones, and antibiotics are making their way into foods. While it is recommended to eat organic produce whenever possible, it can get expensive and this is hard to do for many seniors who live on a budget. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) – a […]
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Treating Arthritis in Aging Adults Through Water Exercises

The Mayo Clinic recommends that people who suffer from arthritis exercise in addition to the treatment programs determined by the medical professionals they are working with. The healthcare organization suggests that range-of-motion, strengthening and aerobic exercises are crucial in improving join pain and stiffness. But for patients, the pain alone can often be discouraging when […]
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Seniors Considered High Risk With Regard to Flu Complications

Getting the flu usually means spending several days at home away from friends and co-workers. Most healthy people will recover from the flu in about two weeks with proper home care. However, some individuals are at a higher risk of complications, making it essential for them to seek medical care immediately if they display flu […]
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Having Difficult Conversations with Aging Loved Ones

With holiday events bringing families together, they present an opportunity to talk face-to-face with your aging loved ones. The goal of making lasting memories while simultaneously attempting to have challenging conversations within a limited amount of time can make things a bit stressful. These conversations can feel forced, there are ways to connect in meaningful […]
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Detecting and Managing Hearing Loss in Seniors

As we get older, the nerve circuits in the inner ear deteriorate. The nerves that carry information to the brain and the nerves that filter and refine sound eventually become less proficient. It takes longer to decode sound signals. The filters that purify the sound do not work as well, so background noise can become […]
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Why and When to Opt for Using Home Health Care for Seniors

If you are like the majority of aging adults, you likely prefer to live at home for as long as possible. You enjoy the feeling of independence and being in familiar surroundings. Despite this, there may be some daily activities that are beginning to become a little challenging, such as dressing, bathing, driving, and grocery […]
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