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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

Arthritis Pain

There are a number of types of arthritis that one can suffer from. Defining Arthritis Arthritis is defined by the Mayo Clinic as the inflammation of one or more joints; causing pain & stiffness in those particular affected areas. Each type of arthritis has its own list of specific risks and possible causes but in

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

Depression in the Elderly

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), 6.5 million of the 35 million Americans who are aged 65 or older are affected by depression.  Depression in the elderly is closely associated with feelings of dependency and disability, and can have a negative impact on both the individual, and the family.  Untreated depression in

7 Senior Summer Safety Tips

These senior summer safety tips will help make life a little less stressful this summer. While most of us love and enjoy the summer season; we have to remember that there are times when summer can become unsafe, especially for seniors. Senior Summer Safety Tips for Those with Dementia We have to remember that when

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

FRAIL – A Medical Assessment of Health

What is frail? Frail is not just look! We’ve found it’s much more, including the fight & the determination you have for life. Johns Hopkins University has created a test using the Acronym F.R.A.I.L. to determine how frail or strong a patient is for surgery & aftercare. This test could also become very helpful to

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

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

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