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Heart Failure Increase

Currently, 36.9 percent of Americans are impacted by some form of heart disease, including heart failure, high blood pressure, stroke, coronary heart disease and other conditions. Cardiovascular disease is responsible for 17% of U.S. health expenditures and is the leading cause of death. According to new projections from the American Heart Association, the cost to […]

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The Elderly Caregiver Emotions

Most family caregivers are familiar with the range of emotions that result from the all encompassing task. Consider the following very common emotions that most caregivers experience. 1.┬áCaregivers may get angry for reasons both direct (a balky loved one, unfair criticism, one too may mishaps in one day) and indirect (lack of sleep, frustration over […]

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Fall Prevention

Falls are one of the most significant reasons the elderly begin significant health decline. Care providers and families should be mindful of this and consider fall prevention. Complete a fall prevention checklist and consider changes to help prevent falls as well as devices such as a personal emergency response system in case you face an […]

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Senior Sweethearts

For many people, the month of February centers around Valentine’s Day (thank you Hallmark). It is a time for couples, both young and old, to reconnect and share memories together. However, for many elderly couples, dementia and Alzheimer’s make the trip down memory lane difficult. Many elderly end up in nursing homes or other care […]

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