Monthly Archives: December 2012

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Home Safety for Alzheimer’s Care

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Creating a safe environment for a loved one with Alzheimer’s is critical, especially if you care for your loved one in your home. As your loved one moves through the stages of the Alzheimer’s Disease, the needs for heightened safety throughout the home.  From the tool shed in the back yard to the hair straightener [...]

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Life Expectancy Grows, So Does Caregiver Need

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As reported by the New York Times, life expectancy around the world is going up. Globally, people are living longer and dying of “rich country diseases” such as cancer, diabetes or heart disease. This can be contributed to the improvements of sanitation, medical developements and access to food in developing countries. As life expectancy grows, [...]

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Safe Winter Running

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Caregivers need stress relief. Like many other Americans, stress relief is often found through physical exercise – running. As we get deeper into winter here in the Northeast, the days end earlier and the temperature drops significantly  Both of these things can cause anyone to become more depressed, and thus stress out more frequently. They can also cause [...]

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Taking a Moment for You

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So many times, caregivers focus on their busy schedule and pleasing everyone else around them – so much so they forget to care for themselves!  It’s important to remember a healthy “YOU” means a healthy caregiver for everyone else.  Quality moments with and for yourself does not mean you need to neglect those you love [...]

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Dementia and Your Dental Health

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  Is there a relationship between poor dental health and dementia? 18 years of data says the answer is yes, according to a study done by the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. In the study, over 5,000 seniors who did not have dementia were asked about their dental habits, including brushing, flossing, mouthwash use and denture [...]

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Heart Attack Warning Signs

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We’ve all seen heart attacks played out in movies—very sudden and intense, and no one doubts what’s happening. But in reality, most heart attacks start slowly with only mild pain or discomfort. Many times, people don’t know what’s happening to them and wait until it’s too late to seek help. To make sure this doesn’t [...]

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Staying Healthy During the Holiday Season

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For many caregivers, the holiday season is the most stressful time of the year. You have a million other things to do on top of caring for your loved one, and this can lead to anxiety and unease.  Here are some helpful tips to staying happy and healthy during this busy holiday season: Eat breakfast. [...]

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The Importance of Vitamin D

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Vitamin D can be obtained from sun exposure, food, and supplements.  Vitamin D is extremely important to take in, and it can be beneficial in preventing or easing many different conditions. Cancer and Vitamin D Moores Cancer Center is proposing that cancer is a vitamin D deficiency. They say that enough vitamin D will virtually [...]

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