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What’s Considered Normal Blood Pressure?

Blood pressure is an important measure of health in older adults. High blood pressure is a risk factor for things like stroke and heart disease, so knowing whether your aging relative’s blood pressure falls within the normal range is important....

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What Type of Communication Tools Do I Need as a Caregiver?

As a caregiver you might need to contact emergency personnel or just schedule a doctor’s appointment for your senior and having reliable communication tools can make that so much easier. In an emergency, you definitely want tools that help you to...

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Is Your Aging Adult Fighting Malnutrition?

Malnutrition may not be something that you can pinpoint quickly with your aging adult, particularly if she's trying to hide the signs from you. Learning what to watch for can help you to spot signs of trouble much more quickly. [caption...

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Alzheimer’s Research Developments

If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, you want to soak up as much information about it as possible. What causes it? What are the symptoms? How long does it last? Are there any treatments? Are we close to a...

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Alzheimer’s Home Safety Tips

If you are a family caregiver attending to a loved one with Alzheimer's or dementia, you may already understand the challenges you are up against. Caring for a person with Alzheimer's or dementia requires careful patience, attention, creativity,...

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Tell-Tale Signs that it’s Time to Hire a Caregiver

[caption id="attachment_453" align="alignright" width="400"] Image courtesy of Toa55; freedigitalphotos.net[/caption] Individuals: Are you living with a disability or illness and finding it difficult to manage being on your own day after...

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