April 30, 2019
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Foot Health Information

Mobility is a vital component of independence, making the foot ailments that often plague the elderly especially worrisome. While it may not spring to mind as […]
April 30, 2019
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Food And Drug Interactions

Approximately half of Americans aged 65 and older take five or more medications daily, and many mix prescription drugs, OTC medications and herbal supplements, according to […]
April 30, 2019
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Senior Flu Prevention

Getting the flu can be a nasty experience, no matter what your age or general health, and each year flu shots are a major public health […]
April 30, 2019
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Elderly Fecal Incontinence

Symptoms & Care In 1985, while giving birth to her son, Nancy Norton received a fourth-degree laceration of her external sphincter muscle. Since that injury, Norton […]
April 29, 2019
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Senior Fall Prevention

A simple fall can change your life. Just ask any of the thousands of older men and women who fall each year and break a bone […]
April 29, 2019
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Essential Document Locator Checklist

Adult children of aging parents are often caught without the essential documents their parents need in an emergency situation. Knowing where the official records are located […]
April 29, 2019
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Sudden Senior Weight Loss: A Sign Caregivers Can’t Ignore

Three years ago, when Nicole Wilhelm, a public relations executive in Jacksonville, Florida, was in the throes of wedding planning, she visited her 68-year-old father in […]
April 29, 2019
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Guide to Elder Care Planning & Family Meetings

By Jeannette Franks, PhD, a passionate gerontologist who teaches at University of Washington and Bastyr University. She is the author of a book on assisted living […]
April 29, 2019
A caregiver is in conversation with a group of elderly people gathered around the table having a meal.

Coping with Guilt over an Eldercare Decision

Making Peace With Your Decisions “When I first asked my mother to move her answer was a definite ‘No!’” Lynn D. remembers. “To her, leaving her […]