8Sep, 2015

10 Early Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease, Part One

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This article is Part One of a two part series. Check back next week to read Part Two. As people age, it is normal to encounter a certain degree of memory problems. However, people affected by Alzheimer’s symptoms tend to express more problematic and debilitating behaviors then simple memory lapses. People with Alzheimer’s Disease, or another form of dementia, typically experience memory loss, changes in behavior, and a decline in functioning severe enough to disrupt their daily life. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, there are several common symptoms that may […]
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24Aug, 2015

8 Health Red Flags to Watch for In Aging Parents

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It is not uncommon to feel concerned about the wellness of aging parents. However, it can be difficult to determine which signs of aging are typical and customary, versus those that are symptoms of a more complicated issue.  It is important to be aware of indications relating to physician impairments, elderly depression, and signs of dementia symptoms, among other issues. To determine if your parents are able to appropriately care for themselves, maintain a healthy lifestyle, and are exhibiting typical signs of aging, reference this list. During visits or while […]
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5Jul, 2015

9 Simple Steps to Reducing Caregiver Stress

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When you are responsible for the care of an elderly parent or loved one, hours, days, and weeks tend to vanish. All too often, you may find yourself questioning the last time you had a shower, a meal sitting down, or when you will ever complete your ongoing to do list. All too often, the frenzy of responsibilities can consume you. If you find yourself struggling with these feelings, stop and ask yourself, where is the pressure coming from?   The simple way to look at stress is this. When […]
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4Feb, 2015

How ActiveCare Home Care Hires Home Care Aides

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The ultimate goal of ActiveCare Home Care is to become the leading service agency for home care in Chicago are and its surrounding suburbs. ActiveCare  strives to provide families with the best possible care. That care starts with the hiring of the best possible healthcare aids. Therefore, it is essential for ActiveCare Home Care to take the hiring process seriously, to take their client’s needs seriously, and to do their due diligence throughout the entire process. This process does not end with the offering of the job, it continues throughout […]
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23Jan, 2015

How Home Health Aides Help in Diabetes Care

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 Home health aides can be one of the main resources for daily care and treatment of diabetes for patients who need outside help. The personal assistance provided by home heath care workers can mean the difference between patients staying in their own homes or having to move to assisted living. Special Needs of Diabetes Patients Diabetes patients need to monitor their blood sugar levels daily. It is essential that they maintain a healthy diet and get enough exercise to stay healthy. If they are living alone, this can be hard […]
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17Jan, 2015

Caring of Alzheimer Patients Living In Home

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Alzheimer’s Disease affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds. It is important that people understand how to take care of Alzheimer patients when they are living in the home. The reason for this is because many times people that are in the early stages of the disease may not want to leave their home for professional care. They may not need to have much help other than having reminders posted around the home. Loved ones may not wish to allow their family member to spend their last days in a crowded […]
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2Jan, 2015

The Real Impact of Hip Fractures

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The real impact of a hip fractures and its impact upon the elderly and the healthcare system are becoming more and more pronounced as research continues to emerge on the subject. The most telling revelation from the research is that fall prevention is absolutely critical, and education 0n fall prevention need to be imparted as early as possible. Fall Prevention is Absolutely Critical In Preventing Hip Fractures The incidence of falling and suffering from a fractured hip, seems common, and a frequent event for the aging. The commonality of the […]
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15Apr, 2014

Optimism linked to reduced risk of heart failure

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Are you a  glass half full or half empty kind of person? If you are over the age of 50, and are half full you are likely to have a reduced risk of heart failure according  and full of optimism, you are likely to be at lower risk of heart failure, according to a recent study. The research led by Dr. Eric Kim of the Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan, published their findings in the journal Circulation: Heart Failure. Previous studies have indicated that positive outlooks may […]
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