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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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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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