Monthly Archives: March 2013

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D-Soles: Soothe and Support Arthritic Feet

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Ease the Effects of Arthritis in Your Feet Foot joints become inflamed, painful and hypersensitive in arthritic feet. The hard insole surface of most shoes, even those with removable insoles, aggravates this pain with every step you take. Consider replacing them with D-Soles, which are specifically designed for hypersensitive and/or at-risk feet. Most removable insoles that [...]

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Caring When a Loved One Refuses Help

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The loss of independence is a hard pill to swallow.  Your loved one may need help with daily tasks like buttoning a jacket to cutting food or even bathing, and it’s hard to admit that help is needed.  Whether this loss of independence is due to a health condition or aging, caring for someone with [...]

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Aging-in-Place: Is it Right for Your Loved One?

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With the aging of the Baby Boomers, according to the NAIPC, the number of people over the age of 65 will rise to 78 million in the next two decades. As the population in the United States grows older, the caregivers of the nation are faced with a decision: Aging-in-Place or Nursing Facility?  A long-term, or [...]

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Keep Your Elderly Loved Ones Safe This Spring

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Finally, the end of winter is near and springtime is vastly approaching!  With the seasonal change also comes outdoor activities, spring cleaning and some home safety changes that will make life easier for your elderly loved ones! Outdoor activities, like gardening and walking, are great, enjoyable ways to get your elderly loved ones out of [...]

Protection from Bedside Injury

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Falling out of bed often brings more stress and fear than is necessary. Falls can occur when someone is getting in or out of bed, not just from falling out of bed at night. While falling from bed can result in serious injuries, especially for the bones, there is a simple way to protect yourself [...]

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Is that Colonoscopy Necessary?

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Regular colon screenings for people with a high risk of colon cancer should start at age 50.  But a new study shows, more and more elderly over the age of 75 may be undergoing unnecessary screenings. Because colon cancer usually progresses slowly, early detection will benefit the elderly less and yet increase the risk of [...]

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Exercise Progressively: Post-Surgery

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Finding motivation to exerciseis often challenging for everyone. If you add a health condition into the mix, exercise can seem like a mountain rather than a hill.  Exercising after hip or knee surgery is extremely important, because keeping your body active will help to speed recovery. Starting an exercise program to manage obesity can be [...]

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Great Eye Health at Any Age!

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As we know, age brings on many changes, one being weaker vision.  Our eyes are two of our most valuable organs that we often take for granted and forget to take care of.  Through years of ultraviolet sunray damage, dust particles and everyday eyestrain, our eyes are bound to become weaker with age- but we [...]

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4 Tips to Preventing Eye Strain

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Having good eye health is crucial to having good vision. Although healthy eyes can often have lower vision, it’s not often that unhealthy eyes do. Your eyes are the gateway to your general health as well. They can often tell a doctor if you are afflicted by a more serious disease before other symptoms occur. [...]

Put a Little Balance into Mealtime

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Hand shakes can change how someone lives.  You may care for a loved one who is learning to cope with hand tremors.  Tremors can occur due to aging, but most commonly it’s associated with a nerve conditions, like Parkinson’s Disease. Tremors change how you get dressed in the morning, use writing tools or eat meals. [...]

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