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Effective Communication in Late Stage Dementia

This article was originally posted on Home Care Assistance Early in the journey with dementia, we learn to drop expectations. We learn to borrow from improv comedy the concept of ‘yes, and…’ and

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Staving off dementia when you have mild cognitive impairment

This article was originally shared on Harvard Health Publishing. The shift from this condition to dementia is not necessarily inevitable. Will I get dementia? That common question takes on urgency if you

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How Do I Know if Mom Has Alzheimer’s?

This article was originally posted on Easy Living. I’ve noticed Mom is increasingly forgetful. Is this just normal aging? How do I know if Mom has Alzheimer’s? And, what’s the difference between

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Words Matter When Talking About Pain With Your Doctor

If you’re in the hospital or a doctor’s office with a painful problem, you’ll likely be asked to rate your pain on a scale of 0 to 10 – with 0 meaning no pain at all and 10 indicating

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What You Need to Know about Atrial fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation is a common rhythm disorder of the heart. It affects men more than women and is more common over the age of 60. Atrial fibrillation is commonly diagnosed with the use of an electrocardiogram.

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The Home Healthcare Sector Continues to Grow at an Impressive Pace

It should come as no surprise to anyone invested in the home care industry that it remains the number one job creator. It’s also no secret that there have been plenty of challenges during recent years

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What every woman needs to know about fatty liver disease

It was a routine request for a preoperative consultation in the hospital. I cheerfully introduced myself to my 33-year-old female patient. She had presented to the emergency room with upper abdominal pain.

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Play Defense Against the Flu

Yes, it’s everywhere. Here’s how to stay healthy   The physical friction of rubbing your hands together for at least 20 seconds at a time helps fend off the flu. The latest numbers

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Medications and Aging Adults

One thing that you can count on as you get older is being offered more and more prescription medications. Today, medications are used to keep so many chronic conditions under control: high blood pressure, heart

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Don’t Let Habits Sabotage Your Medications

Experts say that up to 90% of everything we do each day is driven by habit. Isn’t that a wow number? But stop to think about it – how we brush our teeth, the way we watch TV, what and when we eat –

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