Home Care vs Assisted Living: Balancing the Needs of Your Aging Family Member

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As the American population continues to age — more and more baby boomers are moving into their 70s and 80s — families are increasingly tackling the challenging question about how to most effectively m...

Things You Should Know About Staying Put And Aging In Place

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A relatively new concept for seniors has developed that allows them to live in their home as long as possible with some advanced planning and modifications. Known as aging in place, this term refers t...

Medicaid Estate Planning Basics – What You Should Know

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It is natural for aging adults to worry about their long-term medical care and begin to make plans. Medicaid estate planning is quite similar to general estate planning, requiring similar documents, a...

Health Care Proxies, Power of Attorney, or Living Will – What Should You Choose?

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You can never know when you might get sick and become incapacitated. It is important to decide who will have the right to make healthcare decisions for you, and grant them that right through legal doc...

Symptoms of a Heart Attack in the Elderly Respond to a Healthier Lifestyle

Symptoms of a heart attack

Do you think that you’d be able to tell if someone you love was having a heart attack? Heart attacks are common in the elderly. All caregivers the elderly should be aware of the symptoms of a heart at...

Urinary Tract Infections in the Elderly Are Common in Both Genders

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Our immune systems take center stage for fighting urinary tract infections (UTI), which are treatable in most any stage—if you catch them. People who are young and healthy have the edge over the elder...

Seniors And Joy: Living To Laugh

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Laughter is the key to living a long and healthy life. For the elderly, living a life full of laughter and joy can help them deal with stress as well as a myriad of other health benefits. As a person ...

Treating Colon Cancer In The Elderly

The staggering statistics of colon cancer in the elderly make it a disease that can’t be ignored. With the American Cancer Society reporting that colon cancer is the second leading cause of death in m...

A Guide To Recognizing Rheumatoid Arthritis In The Elderly

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You might be surprised to learn that people of any age can get rheumatoid arthritis, even very young children. The rate of rheumatoid arthritis in the elderly is much higher than in earlier years, whi...

What is Dysphagia And How To Treat Its Symptoms

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As adults age, they can develop what is known as dysphagia. This disorder can cause pain in the throat when trying to swallow and can be symptomatic of a stroke or brain injury. Other causes of dyspha...