Tag Archives: chronic illness

ER visits and the elderly: Why are costs so high?

If America is one of the world’s richest nations, why is our population sicker and more likely to die earlier than those in other wealthy countries? A surprising report from the National Academies brings to light that although Americans spend … Continue reading

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Shots for Seniors: Lesser Known Vaccines Seniors Need

Which vaccines are recommended for adults age 65 and older? Most may be aware that annual flu shots are a must for the elderly, but what are other shots should seniors get to prevent against illness? The CDC’s 2012 list … Continue reading

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When the Blues Linger: How to Spot Depression in Older Adults and the Elderly

It’s been 10 years since Dad passed away, but Mom still seems to feel down every day. She’s stopped meeting friends for brunch and her once vibrant personality is fading. She has not been for a haircut in months. You’re … Continue reading

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10 YouTube Videos Every Senior Caregiver Should Watch

Whether you are new to senior caregiving, looking for enhanced elder care training, or are looking for ways to support another caregiver, online education offers a world of opportunities. Online video education can help caregivers supporting a parent who wants … Continue reading

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Eating Well After Stroke: Tips for Dealing With Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia) and Post-Stroke Eating Problems

Eating well after stroke is key to successful recovery. After all, our bodies need proper nutrition and fuel to heal. But it’s hard to eat when you have trouble swallowing or keeping food in your mouth. A person who has … Continue reading

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Different but the Same: Emotional Changes After Stroke

When someone survives a stroke, a family feels relief, happiness, and joy. But no one can be prepared for the perplexing wave of emotions that a stroke survivor experiences. Although emotional changes after stroke are typical, the impact on a survivor’s … Continue reading

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