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What is Pancreatitis?

Senior Care in Danville CA: What is Pancreatitis?

It’s only between six and eight inches in length, but for such a small organ, the pancreas is extremely important. That’s because it plays a role in the digestive process, producing insulin and other enzymes and hormones that help with digestion. The pancreas is located in the left side of the abdomen near the spleen.…

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The Dangers of Boredom in Homebound Seniors

Caregiver in San Ramon CA: The Dangers of Boredom

Imagine being an active adult all your life with a family, job, friends, hobbies, and more. Now think about how you would feel if each one of those were slowly removed from your daily activities. Elderly adults experience children growing up and moving away, retirement, and the onset of illnesses that reduce their mobility. Finally,…

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Symptoms of Stress in the Elderly

Senior Care in Lodi CA: Symptoms of Stress

Everyone experiences stress because it is a part of living in a fast-paced, ever-changing world. From children to seniors, stress usually comes in waves with peak times and low times. When the body experiences stress for too long, however, it can become damaging to a person’s physical and mental health. Elderly adults are particularly vulnerable…

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Five Water-Based Activities That Help With Arthritis

Elder Care in San Ramon CA: Water Activities for Arthritis

In the water, you’re more buoyant. This eases some of the pressure and pain on arthritic joints. If your parents need exercise but can’t tolerate the pain arthritis causes, these water-based activities will help. Aqua Zumba. Aqua Zumba gets participants dancing and moving around in the water. Seniors and other attendees follow the instructor’s dance…

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What Are the Signs and Symptoms of the Flu?

Elder Care in Pleasanton CA: Symptoms of the Flu

Each year millions of people suffer from the seasonal flu. For most it will be an inconvenient and uncomfortable, but relatively mild, experience that will not largely impact their health or quality of life. For an elderly adult, however, this illness can be much more serious. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that up to…

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Could a Smart Belt Help Your Parent With Parkinson’s Disease?

Caregiver in Turlock CA: Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson’s Disease is a chronic disorder affecting almost one million U.S. residents. The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation lists tremors, rigidity in the limbs and center of the body, balance and coordination problems, and slowed movements as signs of the disease. Difficulties with balance and coordination pose a problem with a parent who has Parkinson’s Disease. In…

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