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How Seniors Can Cope with COPD

COPD Can Wear Seniors Down COPD wears down more than just the lungs. Because of your lack of oxygen intake, your body and brain can become depleted and worn. It is a debilitating disease that can take away your quality of life, but there are ways you can take that quality of life back by learning how

5 Ways To Deal With Chronic Pain

Chronic pain can affect people of all ages; however, when your pain becomes life altering you need to think of ways to manage your pain and your lifestyle. Pain management does not necessarily mean a lifetime of medication; however, sometimes a combination of medication & lifestyle change can be the answer. The Facts About Chronic

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

Preventing a Stroke

Strokes occur when the blood supply to the brain is interrupted. According to the National Stroke Association a stroke occurs every 40 seconds with 1 person dying every 4 minutes. Signs of a Stroke Signs of a stroke can be determined by using an acronym called F.A.S.T. – think of the fact that the faster

Could Your Thyroid Be Making You Feel Sick?

The Importance of Your Thyroid Health Most people don’t comprehend the role your thyroid plays in order for your body to operate properly and efficiently. To put it into perspective, your thyroid is literally “The Boss of Cells & Organs”; releasing the hormones it produces into your bloodstream to help your cells & organs turn

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

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

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

Thanking Nurses Everywhere

Florence Nightingale is probably the most infamous nurse ever known. While many have heard her name and associate her with being a “nurse”; the reality is that Florence Nightingale founded professional nursing as we know it today. The History of Nursing Florence Nightingale wasn’t the only “nurse” in the mid 1800’s but she made a

Getting Your Loved One to Accept Caregiving Services

You Realize Your Loved One Needs Caregiving Caregiving can be a touchy subject to bring up with an elderly loved one. Let us guide you so that you not only approach the subject properly but you understand what’s best for your loved one when it comes to keeping them at home safely. Today’s world often