Monthly Archives: August 2012

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Herniated Disc: At-Home Treatment Tips

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If you are suffering from a herniated disc, you might not know it.  You’ll feel the pain and the possible numbness, but you may not know the cause.  If you feel a dull, constant pain in your neck or lumbar and experience weakness or numbness in your legs, arms or fingers, we recommend you visit [...]

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Exercising After Stroke – When Ready

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We will point it out time and time again, but exercising has endless benefits. There is no exception when it comes to after-stroke recovery.  One professional cites light cardiovascular activities, such as swimming and jogging as great options for after-stroke activity. She continues on to say “anything to get the heart rate up” will be beneficial to recovery [...]

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Prepare for Care: Alzheimer’s Care at a Glance

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Alzheimer’s Caregiving Tips at a Glance Stages of Alzheimer’s Caregiving Expert Caregiver Tips Helpful Tools Stage 1, Stage 2 and Stage 3:No Impairment   Very Mild Cognitive Decline   Mild Cognitive Decline Create a routine to eliminate losing important things like car keys and electronics. Play memory games and finish crossword puzzles to keep your [...]

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Strength Training: Not Just for the Biceps.

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As more and more people are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease, researchers and caregivers are finding more ways to slow the progress of the disease and even the onset.  Most recently, researchers have found that strength and resistance training “was particularly beneficial for improving the cognitive abilities of older adults.”  In the study, 86 women between [...]

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New Ways to Slow Rate of Alzheimer’s

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New Use for Existing Drug for HIV As The Easierliving Blog recently reported, the FDA has approved a drug to help prevent HIV from spreading to sexually active partners.  Before that doctors were prescribing medication to patients with HIV to combat the virus’ symptoms. New research into one of those drugs, Egrifta, may have found a [...]

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A Note about Caregiving with Technology

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When my grandfather said he wanted to get a smartphone, I nearly laughed out loud.  This was a man who still struggled with his AOL account he had for 10 years, accidentally called us when he was using a flip phone and only started to listen to CD’s a few years before. The family was [...]

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Prepare for Care: Alzheimer’s in the Last Stages

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Alzheimer’s Stages 6 and 7: Severe to Very Severe Cognitive Decline Unfortunately, stages 6 and 7 are the most challenging stages of the disease for both you and your loved one. A person could have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s 10-15 years prior to entering the last stages. This means your tired both physically and emotionally [...]

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Track Finances with out Missing a Dime

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Elder fraud is, unfortunately, gaining popularity across the nation, especially if you have a loved one being cared for long distance. It can be challenging keeping up with your finances and your loved ones all at once. Don’t forget, it’s a digital age!  We have found some excellent tool that can help you track and [...]

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Stress Worsens Your Arthritis

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It’s no secret that stress makes existing conditions worse – colds, headaches, chronic back pain and, yes, arthritis. Reducing your stress levels will not cure or reverse your arthritis, but it may control it enough to keep your joints less sore and usable.  Relieving stress is not rocket science, nor is it identical to every person. Finding [...]

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Returning to Work After a Stroke

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According to WebMD, “new research shows that only about half o stroke survivors are able to return to work,” after a stroke.  This is due to depression or lasting disability.  Because a stroke affects all victim’s differently, the reason for not returning to work can be different for anyone. However, for a person functioning at [...]

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