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5 Reasons To Control Blood Pressure A Blood Sugar

5 Reasons To Control Blood Pressure A Blood Sugar

If you are taking care of a loved one who requires consistent care for a specific condition such as Alzheimer’s, it can be difficult to ensure that their overall health is intact. High blood pressure and diabetes are some of the most common problems faced by older Americans and these diseases can have severe consequences for the entire body when left unchecked. Here are 5 things to be aware of: Avoid The Emergency: Certain blood pressure and blood sugar measurements…

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Understanding Cataracts

Understanding Cataracts

Everyone gets cataracts eventually. However, some individuals get cataracts sooner than others and not all cataracts cause the same amount of vision loss. As a caretaker, you may be responsible for ensuring that your loved one has regular and appropriate follow-ups when it comes to their vision and you will have to make sure that they receive appropriate care when it comes to cataract surgery. What Is A Cataract? A cataract is defined as an opacification in the crystalline lens…

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5 Foods To Eat For A Stronger Mind

5 Foods To Eat For A Stronger Mind

Having someone in your family diagnosed with Alzheimer’s can be life-changing- especially if you are in a position to become that person’s caretaker. In addition to a lifestyle alteration, news of the diagnosis can also cause concern because Alzheimer’s does possess a hereditary component- meaning that if one of your parents have the disease, you have a higher chance of being affected as well. Fortunately, Alzheimer’s is the product of several factors including diet, and eating a healthy diet can…

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5 Signs Not To Ignore In Your Elder Loved One

5 Signs Not To Ignore In Your Elder Loved One

The human body changes with age. This includes well known and visible changes such as wrinkles or menopause, but will also include changes in memory, muscle strength, and even digestion. While some changes are normal signs of aging, others can be a warning for a serious problem. Whether you are the designated caretaker for an elderly relative, or you just want to ensure that your loved one gets the best care- here are five signs not to ignore: Short-Term Memory…

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5 Problematic Signs Of Normal Aging

5 Problematic Signs Of Normal Aging

The human body changes with age. Unfortunately, not all changes are for the better. If you are caring for an elderly loved one, you should anticipate some of these changes- and their consequences: Thinner Skin: The human skin tends to thin with age, which can lead to dryness, breaking, and abrasions. Remind your loved one to be extra careful both indoors and outside to avoid injury. Hormonal Changes: Changes in the production of certain hormones are natural with age and…

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Stroke Signs That Everyone Should Recognize

Stroke Signs That Everyone Should Recognize

A stroke can cause major damage or even death. This is especially true for the elderly or ill individuals who are already at risk for other problems. During a stroke, brain cells cannot receive the blood that they need to survive and begin to die as a result. Unfortunately, the damage from a stroke is irreversible, which is why it is important to know the signs and to act quickly. Speech: Stroke victims often experience confusion in their speech and…

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Types Of Cataracts And Why They Matter

Types Of Cataracts And Why They Matter

When you or a loved one has a cataract, your doctor may not give much information about the problem or explain the issue in a way that makes sense. Here is what you need to know: Cataract Basics Cataracts are a natural part of the aging process. It is not uncommon for seniors to experience changes in vision as the crystalline lens in their eye becomes more opaque. Cataracts can also be caused by trauma, certain medications, and systemic diseases….

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Aging And The Eyes: What You Need To Know

Aging And The Eyes: What You Need To Know

Many things change with age, including the eyes. From our cornea to our retina, the eyes undergo a variety of natural processes, but can also be prone to a variety of diseases. Here is more about what you need to know: The Human Lens Changes with Age: Every human eye has a crystalline lens that allows for near vision. Over time, usually around age forty, the system that allows for the lens to give clear vision begins to change, which…

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The Importance of Oral Health in Seniors

The Importance of Oral Health in Seniors

Oral health is the key to one’s overall health. However, it appears that not may have realized it, and some even tend to ignore the importance of oral health. In elder people, oral health related issues could cause serious risks to their well-being. In fact, you should pay attention to the oral health of an elder person in the same way you do for their nutritional intake and other physical capabilities. Seniors face a large number of oral health problems….

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How To Care For Seniors With Sundowner’s Syndrome

How To Care For Seniors With Sundowner’s Syndrome

For someone with Sundowner’s Syndrome, the later hours of the day are usually difficult, to say the least. No one has figured out why this is the case; although there is a lot of speculation in the medical community that this involves the loss of sunlight. But what is observed is that the senior tends to drop into irritable nostalgia or moodiness when the day starts coming to a close. Dealing with a senior afflicted with Sundowner’s Syndrome can be…

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