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What You May Not Know About Psoriasis

Psoriasis isn’t simply a skin rash that’s inconvenient or not pretty to look at; it’s an auto immune disease that comes out as a red, scaly rash that can be itchy, sore and uncomfortable. Psoriasis is the most common auto immune disease in America, affecting 7.5 million people of every age. Psoriasis Facts Psoriatic Arthritis

Take Control of Your Diabetes – Utilizing Your Diabetes Team

If you have diabetes, especially Type II, you have to understand that with that diagnosis comes the responsibility of a disease that needs to be managed/controlled. One can live a very long and full life with diabetes, as long as it’s under control and the best way to make sure you are in control of

Arthritis and Taking Medication

Could you be putting someone you love at risk when you take your medication? Many people have a variety of medications to treat one or more medical issues. Often those with arthritis or lack of feeling in their hands due to other medical issues (sometimes even a side effect of medications) can’t easily grasp or

UV Safety

July is National UV Safety Month. UV rays can be very harmful. Caregivers need to take special note to ensure that the person they’re caring for is well protected against UV rays whenever they are outside. How UV Rays Affect Your Body Did you know that your skin is your largest organ? Yes, skin is

The Silence of Aphasia

There is a saying that “Silence is golden”and while this may be true in many situations, if you or someone you love has been afflicted with Aphasia you may long to hear words from their lips. Aphasia is caused by an injury to the brain and is an impairment of the ability to speak, understand

Cataracts – Know The Facts

June is National Cataracts Awareness Month and while most of us have heard of cataracts, we don’t necessarily have a true understanding of what it is and how it can be treated. Cataracts is the clouding of the lens of your eye and is only treatable with surgery. Symptoms of Cataracts Blurred Vision Sensitivity to

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  

Summer Storms and Safety

Summer storms can present problems for anyone, but for seniors and those homebound it can be very frightening. A summer storm can quickly change conditions around us. Keep In Contact Family members don’t always live close enough to check on loved ones during bad weather; sometimes roads may be closed due to heavy damage in

Diagnosed and Living with Scleroderma

Are you living with scleroderma? If you or someone you know has recently been diagnosed and living with scleroderma, it’s time to learn how have quality of life despite the symptoms. Hopefully you’ve read our informative article on “What Is Scleroderma” to find out some facts. Living With Scleroderma – quality of life It is

Healthy Aging – 7 Ways to Love Your Brain

Healthy aging includes ensuring a healthy brain so that your entire body ages well. Brain Facts The Brain Shrinks with Age – as we age our brains shrink; especially the frontal lobe and the hippocampus (see above image). These areas are used for complex mental activities, planning, basic learning, and memory. White Matter – the