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On December 14, 2015, Posted by , In Home Care, By ,,, , With No Comments

Jimmy Carter is Cancer-Free, Thanks to New Drug The 39th President of the United States, Jimmy Carter, declared on Sunday that he is now cancer free. This news comes only a few months after Carter, 91, went public with his diagnosis of stage 4 melanoma that had spread to his…

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Alzheimer’s Patients And Caregivers Today, America’s biopharmaceutical research companies highlighted the 98 new medicines in the pipeline for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, either in clinical trials or awaiting FDA review. Researchers, patients, caregivers, advocacy groups and students gathered at the University of South Florida Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute to…

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On November 10, 2015, Posted by , In Home Care, By ,, , With No Comments

Fall Prevention Ideas For Seniors According to the National Center for Accident Prevention and Control, the number one cause of death in people over the age of 65 is falling. More than one third of adults of the age of 65 have a falling accident. Many falls at home are…

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Emergency Preparedness There are several items you can get and procedures you can follow to better safeguard against your elderly loved one falling victim to an in-home emergency. Here are just a few. Cordless phone. A cordless phone with a clip can easily be hooked to a belt loop. Some…

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Why Home Health Care Products Can Improve Your Quality of Life The key to a happy, healthy and emotionally stable life depends on a number of factors. One such factor is the ability to act independently to meet one’s own needs. For some individuals, this very basic need is extremely…

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When a Loved One Resists Care At some point, you may want to care for those who’ve cared for you in the past. Everyone needs help getting through hurdles in life at some point. The difficulty when caring for an older family member, such as a parent, is that they…

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Mild Cognitive Impairment Mild cognitive impairment falls somewhere between age-associated memory impairment and early dementia. People with mild cognitive impairment are more forgetful than normal for their age, but they don’t experience other cognitive problems associated with dementia, such as disorientation or confusion about routine activities. They are generally able to live independently…

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What is a Health Care Directive? You are in the waiting room of a hospital while a loved one – your parent, a partner, a spouse – is in surgery. The surgeon comes out to discuss the case with you and to ask for your permission to proceed, based on…

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Every day, families across the country realize that they need a little extra assistance at home to maintain safe, independent lifestyles for themselves or their loved ones. Whether it’s an elderly parent who may need some help a few hours a day, or new parents who may be overwhelmed with…

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 FDA Clears First-of-a-Kind Device for Brain Cancer The FDA has recently approved a device that inhibits cancer cell division by projecting electrical fields in the cancerous area. This treatment has, in preliminary tests on brain cancer, proven to be as effective and have fewer accompanying side effects as other cancer…