Monthly Archives: April 2012

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Dental Care for Your Loved One

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Times have changed when it comes to keeping a healthy smile long past retirement. Your loved one is more likely now to keep their original teeth for a lifetime than they were about ten years ago. But in order to keep your loved one’s teeth healthy, it’s important to know what type of Medicare is [...]

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Prepare for Care: Rehabbing Post Hip Surgery

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Rehabilitation and Late Stages of Recovery We said before – post-op rehab starts the day after surgery. A continual routine doesn’t stop until the doctor’s okay’s it.  Even then, you should always try to stay active. Moving and stretching your replaced hip or reconstructed knee speeds up recovery times. Always consult your doctor or physical [...]

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Easy to Swallow BBQ Meatloaf Recipe

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It’s hard enough as it is cooking to keep the whole family happy, but when you’re also caring for a loved on who experiences trouble swallowing certain foods, it can make your job even more challenging. You can make a dish that doesn’t sacrifice the flavor for the softness your caree needs. With minimal prep [...]

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Prepare for Care: Parkinson’s Tip Sheet

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There is a lot of information to absorb when you are caring for someone with Parkinson’s disease. Knowing the stages, symptoms and what products you’ll need are all very important. Having tips from people who have been through it before adds a different dimension to  your caregiving experience because you can relate to real life [...]

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Never Will Forget: Dick Clark Dies of Heart Attack at 82

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We were saddened to hear that America has lost a legend. Dick Clark, entertainment icon, passed away yesterday of a massive heart attack after a surgical procedure at the age of 82. A surgery at an elder age of 82 brings risks – a heart attack is one of them.  This is something caregivers should watch [...]

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7 Ways to Help Siblings Care for a Parent Together

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Sibling rivalry can go on long beyond the sandbox years. When a parent starts to need the care of their children as they age, it can cause friction among siblings. Every situation is unique, but one common theme throughout family caregiving scenarios is that it needs communication to run smoothly. Here are 7 great tips [...]

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Prepare for Care: Parkinson’s Stage Five

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Stage 5: Progressed to the Final Stage During the final stage of Parkinson’s, your loved one will require full time, one-on-one care. Independent mobility is no longer possible. Typically during this stage, you will need a wheelchair and other transfer devices to help keep your loved one included in family events and to help in [...]

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Boston Marathon Mobility-Impaired Racers First to Leave the Gate

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For the 37th time, mobility-impaired runners and the Push Rim Wheelchair Division will take part in one of the oldest and most prestigious marathons in the nation – the Boston Marathon. The first participant to complete the Boston Marathon in a wheelchair was Bob Hall, who finished his 1975 race in two hours and 58 minutes. Hall [...]

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Prepare for Care: Hip and Knee Surgery, Mobility Challenges

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Mobility: From Start to Finish When moving around has never been a problem for you before, recovery from hip or knee surgery will be a culture shock.  You may exhaust yourself by trying to complete tasks you have always done, like going upstairs to grab a magazine or running to the kitchen to grab a snack [...]

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