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  • Should You Know? The Pros and Cons of Alzheimer’s Gene Testing
    Dementia

    More than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease and there is currently no cure for this degenerative brain disease. Doctors are not sure what causes Alzheimer’s disease—is it genetic? Lifestyle? Age-related? However, in some cases ...

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  • Home Care Where?
    Senior Care & Aging

    When people think of in-home care services, they likely picture an older woman living alone in a single family home who has a single caregiver visit as needed. While that may fit with most of the statistics—women live longer than men, people prefer to age ...

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  • Need a Caregiving Consultant?
    Essential Caregiver Skills

    Sometimes in life, we all need a little support and guidance as we maneuver job changes, relationships, and taking on the role of family caregiver. Much like life coaches, there are now Caregiver Consultants, who can provide a variety of resources for the ...

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  • Family Caregiving: Does It Matter Where You Live?
    Long Term Care Options

    The joys and burdens of family caregiving vary from person to person and depend on the personalities, finances, history, and wellness of all parties involved. It can also vary from state to state, depending on the resources and programs available to ...

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  • Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
    Events

    March is designated as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. People are encouraged to wear blue on March 2, 2018 to help raise awareness and discussion of this disease. In 2018, more than 135,000 people will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer disease, ...

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  • American Diabetes Association Alert Day
    Events

    Do you know your risk for diabetes? March 27, 2018 is American Diabetes Association Alert Day and serves as a wake up call for people to learn if they might be likely to develop Type 2 diabetes. According to the American Diabetes Association, 9.3% of the ...

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  • 5 Things Not to Say to Your Elders
    Senior Care & Aging

    As we age, our abilities change and this sometimes means relying on assistance from others—family, friends, neighbors, even professionals like in-home caregivers, physical therapists, and others. As one person steps in to provide an extra hand, there can ...

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  • Prevent Falls in the Home of Your Elder Loved One
    Senior Care & Aging

    Normal aging can make the likelihood of a fall in the home increase. That one fall can have a ripple effect on how independent a person can continue to be and how much they need help from family members. While there is professional in-home care to help ...

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  • Don’t Go Back to the Hospital! How In-Home Care Can Help
    In-Home Safety

    The readmission rates to hospitals for elderly people are about one in five, according to a New England Journal of Medicine study. The study focused on people over age 65 and consider it a readmission if the person was checked back into the hospital within ...

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