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Living With Multiple Sclerosis – How Seniors with MS Can Stay Comfortable at Home

In the words of Jane Austen, “There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.” And for someone living with multiple sclerosis, comfort is imperative, as is safety. If your loved one has been diagnosed with MS, the first step in caregiving should be to make the necessary modifications so the home is a safe, comfortable sanctuary, and not a dangerous place. Read More...
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Wash Away Bathroom Anxiety for Seniors — Make Bathing Enjoyable

What feels better than sinking into a warm, relaxing bath at the conclusion of a lengthy, frantic day? While a lot of us relish the wonderful comfort that a bath brings, for seniors, especially those struggling with the challenges of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, this time in the bathroom can be filled with anxiety. Read More...

Back to School Vaccinations Aren’t Just for Kids: Why Senior Care Needs to Include Immunizations

As summer winds down, parents are busy shopping for school supplies, checking last year’s clothing to see what still fits, scheduling appointments for physical and dental exams, and, more often than not, subjecting them to immunizations. However, now isn’t just a time when school kids need to roll up their sleeves and face those dreaded shots. Read More...

Are Your Senior Loved One’s Nutritional Needs Being Met? Take This Quick Assessment to Find Out

Senior Loved One’s Nutritional Needs Parents’ love for their children is ageless. And parents of any age want to protect their children from worries and concerns, which often leads to covering up their own worries and concerns. And when family lives at a distance, it can be hard to gauge how healthy senior parents actually are.

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5 Tips to Help People Living with Parkinson’s Disease

Help People Living with Parkinson’s DiseaseParkinson’s disease is a progressive illness that affects as many as as one million people in the U.S., according to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation. It affects more people than multiple sclerosis (MS), muscular dystrophy and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)—also called Lou Gehrig’s disease—combined. There are five stages of Parkinson’s that range from mild symptoms (Stage 1) to severe stiffness, making those with the disease unable to care for themselves (Stage 5).

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The Dangers of Aging and Medication Non-Adherence

With most seniors requiring multiple medications, often prescribed by multiple doctors, it’s easy for mistakes to occur in taking those meds correctly. But surprisingly, as many as 30% of prescriptions are never even filled, according to new information on the costs and benefits of adhering to a medication regime, released by Dr. Read More...