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When Your Loved One Resists Care

What can you do when you see that a loved one needs care, but they will not accept help? How can you encourage someone to accept assistance? These tips may help. Involve the person in decisions. Approach the person with respect. If at all possible, the person should still be in charge of his or her care. Your role may… READ MORE

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Long Distance Care Giving

If you live in another town or state from a loved one who needs care, you will face very specific challenges. How will you know that the person is getting what he or she needs? These tips can help. Make regular scheduled visits. Depending on the level of independence, those visits could be occasional of frequent. Use your visits to… READ MORE

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How to Get the Whole Family Involved

Are you a relative or friend of an older ill or disabled person? Is one family member overburdened with providing or arranging care? Do you want other family members and friends to become more involved? These tips can help: Start with a family meeting . Call a family meeting to discuss care giving needs and ways for each person to… READ MORE

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A Checklist for New Caregivers

New caregivers face many challenges – from understanding the illness to providing immediate care or planning for the future. This checklist is designed to provide new caregivers with an overview of common care giving issues. Caring for an older, ill or disabled person can be challenging – especially if you are new to the task. But there are steps you… READ MORE

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The Caregivers’s Role In Fall Prevention

Each year, one in every three adults age 65 and older experience a fall. Falls are the leading cause of hospital admissions and injury deaths within these demographics. Falls can result in head injuries, hip injuries or even death. In many cases, those who experience falls, have difficulty rehabilitating and experience overall health deterioration. Fortunately, this problem is preventable and… READ MORE

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Preventing Falls in the Elderly

If you are worried about falls, you are not alone. Falls are the top cause of accidents in people over the age of 65. Falls are also the main cause of serious injuries and accidental deaths in older people. Even older people who appear to be strong and well can fall. Falling is a real threat to your ability to… READ MORE

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Dementia Versus Depression

DEMENTIA VERSUS DEPRESSION All of us experience a small lapse in memory periodically. It is also not unusual for us to feel “out of so rts” from time to time. We have good and bad days. However, when these problems plague us or our loved ones, on a continuous basis, then it is time to seek professional advice. There are… READ MORE

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Chronic Inflammation

CHRONIC INFLAMMATION The Silent Enemy Burning Within Anyone who has cut, sprained or burned themselves has experienced pain, heat, redness and swelling – the sure signs of acute inflammation. After an in jury the body ignites with an inflammatory response to ward off infection and jumpstart tissue repair. White blood cells rush to the scene of the trauma to fight… READ MORE

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Abundance

ABUNDANCE By Eric Butterworth We are in an age of great change. Giant corporations are streamlining their workforces to reflect the need for greater efficiencies of operation and to respond to the impact of automation. Whole industries are either being eliminated or are moving to new  fields. The result? Jobs once considered to be secure are being eliminated. Many workers… READ MORE

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Natural Progesterone

The Multiple Roles of a Remarkable Hormone Progesterone is one of the two most important basic hormones in the body. The other, DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone), is the body’s most abundant  hormone correlated to health and longevity. Progesterone, a major regulator of estrogen, testosterone, and cortisol, is the most versatile hormone. Manufactured by both men and women it was originally thought to… READ MORE