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FAQs about Cholesterol Education Month

Elder Care in Oakland CA: Cholesterol Education Month

September is Cholesterol Education Month, where health and wellness experts try to educate people about the importance of getting their cholesterol levels checked out by a doctor. Elderly adults have an increased risk of having high cholesterol levels, which can be detrimental to their health. During Cholesterol Education Month, family caregivers can help their aging…

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Recognizing a UTI in Your Aging Relative

Home Care in Danville CA: Recognizing a UTI in Your Aging Relative

UTI stands for urinary tract infection. They are among the most common kinds of infection in older adults. Though common, they can be difficult to spot, especially if the senior has a cognitive impairment, such as dementia. Knowing more about urinary tract infections and what symptoms to look for in your aging relative could allow…

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How Can You Protect Your Aging Parent from Shingles?

Elderly Care in Turlock CA: Protecting Your Parent from Shingles

Approximately one million people throughout the United States suffer a shingles infection each year. This condition stems from the same virus that causes chickenpox, which means if your aging parent has suffered chickenpox at some point in their life, they already have this virus inside them. Shingles can result in serious complications, including damage to…

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What is Postural Hypotension?

Elderly Care in Modesto CA: What is Postural Hypotension?

Sam, a family caregiver to his 84-year-old father Adam, got a call at work one day. Adam had been sitting comfortably at his dining room table enjoying a cup of coffee and a long chat with a friend. When it was time for the friend to leave, Adam stood up to walk him to the…

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Understanding a Cataract Diagnosis

Home Care in Turlock CA: Understanding a Cataract Diagnosis

Cataracts are a common eye condition, especially in older adults. The National Eye Institute reports that by the age of 80, about 70 percent of Caucasians have cataracts. Other races are less affected, but the statistics are still concerning. 53 percent of African Americans will develop cataracts by age 80 and 61 percent of Hispanic…

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National Sarcoidosis Awareness Month

Elder Care in Turlock CA: National Sarcoidosis Awareness Month

April is National Sarcoidosis Awareness Month, giving family caregivers a chance to learn more about this disorder and how it can affect their elderly loved ones. Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease that can affect any organ, but most often in the lungs, skin, heart, and eyes. Of all new cases of sarcoidosis each year, approximately…

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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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