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Becoming a Family Caregiver

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It’s never easy to make the transition from being a child, niece, nephew, spouse, or grandchild to becoming a caregiver for an aging relative. You may have to consider issues like housing and transportation, powers of attorney and health care directives, mental health and cognition of your aging loved one,…

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Pain Awareness

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Many senior citizens fail to report pain to a doctor because of a common misconception that pain is a natural part of aging. However, pain is a signal that something is wrong in the body and should be taken seriously. The number of adults experiencing chronic pain has been on…

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Keeping Safe in Summer Heat

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Summer temperatures can be dangerous for some older adults, who are especially prone to suffering heat stroke, dehydration, and other heat-related illnesses. Here are some tips for keeping your elderly loved one cool this summer: Stay Hydrated Drink water frequently throughout the day. Pay attention to signs of thirst—like dry…

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March is National Kidney Month. Are Your Kidneys Healthy?

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Your kidneys are responsible for filtering your blood. These vital organs clean 200 liters of blood a day. They also regulate blood pressure and help make red blood cells. Malfunctioning kidneys can cause serious health complications, including buildup of waste and extra water in the body. According to the National…

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Using Technology to Age in Place

Though many seniors are technology savvy, many may be skeptical about the latest devices. But when a senior wants to age in place instead of leaving home, technology can be a lifesaver. Here are some technology options and products designed to help seniors. Engage with Others Technology offers many options…

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10 Tips for Reducing Stress

Stress may be a fact of life, but you don’t have to let it build until it causes a serious health problem. Here are 10 ways you can reduce stress, whether it results from your job, from caregiving, or from anything that may be weighing you down: Change your thinking.…

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