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Why Your Aging Parent May Be At Risk For Re-Hospitalization

The time after a loved one returns from the hospital is a critical period. Both patients and families alike look forward to the day when a loved one can return to the comfort at home, however often times the road … Continue reading

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Racial Health Disparities Among People with Chronic Conditions in the US: Facts & Statistics

Although overall health has improved in the U.S. population, the benefits are not equally spread across groups. Members of racial and ethnic minority populations face poorer health than whites, often attributed to inadequate access to care, poverty, as well as … Continue reading

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12 Surprising Facts You Didn’t know About Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s (also known as idiopathic parkinsonism, hypokinetic rigid syndrome/HRS, or paralysis agitans) was first discovered in 1817 by British doctor James Parkinson, and brought into public attention in the modern times by celebrities with parkinsonism including Michael J. Fox and Muhammad Ali. … Continue reading

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Tips for Hosting an Age-friendly Thanksgiving Dinner

Between coordinating travel plans, cooking, cleaning, and throwing a cast of personalities into one room, anxieties can run high around Turkey Day. If you are entertaining a mixed age group this year, respecting the eldest guests should also be high … Continue reading

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Soft Food Diet Recipe Favorites

A soft food diet, or texture-modified diet, may be recommended by your physician following certain types of surgery on the mouth, jaw of gastrointestinal tract, or if your loved one has swallowing difficulties or dental problems. Swallowing problems, a condition known as … Continue reading

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Fall in love with Autumn Flavors

It’s that time of year again! If you are a lover of deep orange and delicious smells then Fall surely makes your senses come alive. Some of us associate seasons with the traditions and activities that make them memorable. Certain … Continue reading

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