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Social Workers Making A Difference

  The importance of social workers to those they serve cannot be denied. Social workers touch the lives of many and according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics it is a job that continues to see an increase in need throughout the next few decades. Social Workers Are Needed In The Future Need growing at

Living With Type 2 Diabetes

Are You Letting Type II Diabetes Destroy Your Quality of Life? It may be hard to accept, but a diagnosis of diabetes late in life can actually be a wake up call that could save your life. Being diagnosed with Type II Diabetes is a frightening moment, but it can also be a sign that

Do You Know What Kills More Women Than Anything?

Wearing red in February is a reminder of women and heart health, at any age, because heart attacks are the number 1 killer of women! Because the signs are so subtle in women, they are often ignored. Many people don’t realize that women’s symptoms for a heart attack can differ from those of men. In

Make Your Parent’s Hospital Stay A Good One

Hospital Stay Realities Most people automatically assume that your loved one is receiving the best care possible during their hospital stay. However, what many people may not realize is that the very staff that is responsible for the 24/7 care of your loved one is overworked, stressed and doing the job of more than one

Real Life Wins An Oscar With Dementia Awareness

The 2015 Oscars will be remembered for bringing early onset dementia to the big screen & helping creating awareness. The Alzheimer’s Association® helped to bring the book “Still Alice,” by Lisa Genova, into theaters by providing expert advice about the disease to its filmmakers. The movie tells the real-life story of a Alice, played by

Honoring Nursing Assistants

In June Nursing Assistants are nationally recognized for their importance to the field of medicine. As our nation of baby boomers ages, the importance of having excellent nursing assistants cannot be understated. What Is A Nursing Assistant? Nursing assistants work under the supervision and direction of RN’s, LPN’s and other medical staff members. Nursing Assistants

Pain Awareness Month

September is Pain Awareness Month; a time to understand and take action to help those who experience chronic pain. Unfortunately pain is all too often more common as we age. The ACPA offers this resourceful brochure for dealing with pain as you age. Types of Pain Not everyone experiences the same types of pain. The

Helping Caregivers Avoid Migraine Headaches

The World Doesn’t Stop When You Have a Migraine Unfortunately migraines don’t have a real schedule. Those who suffer from migraine headaches understand how they can literally change your life in an instant. According to HealthLine a migraine is defined as a disorder characterized by repeated attacks of severe headache. A migraine headache causes throbbing

It’s Up to You to Make a Difference on Diabetes Alert Day

March 24th is Diabetes Alert Day, as declared by the American Diabetes Association. They chose this day in connection with a number of other associations and coalitions that have asked us all to join them in finding 1 million people who are living with diabetes but don’t know it. Could you be 1 in a

Muhammad Ali’s Battle With Parkinson’s Disease

Here is an interesting article on Muhammad Ali’s struggle with Parkinson’s Disease, and it includes some great advice for caregivers from his wife, Lonnie.Click here to read this amazing story of love and strength Photo by Kris Krug