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Do You Suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder?

If you are one of millions who experience seasonal affective disorder (SAD), don’t let anyone tell you it’s all in your head. It’s not. SAD is real. It can also be a nudge from Mother Nature that

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7 Common Flu Myths Debunked

This article was originally posted on Aging Care   Myths about the flu are everywhere. Is what you hear true, or is there too much misinformation floating around? Debunk the seven most common myths

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Top Tips For a Brain-Healthy Life

Advice on reducing risk for Alzheimer’s and other dementias Since 2009, former California First Lady Maria Shriver has been an Alzheimer’s research activist, especially as the disease relates to women.

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5 Benefits Of Telemedicine For Seniors To Know About

Technology has been making our lives easier for decades now. One of its “products” is telemedicine, which is revolutionizing the healthcare industry. The benefits of telemedicine include bridging the

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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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