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Posts by Ted Wolfendale

When Is Dyspnea an Emergency?

Home Care Services Naples FL-Dyspnea, or shortness of breath, isn’t always an emergency. But there are some times when your elderly family member’s shortness of breath is definitely an emergency. Here are some signs.

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How Common is Arthritis?

Home Care Naples FL-Understanding this condition can help you to better develop a care approach to help your parent cope with their arthritis as they age in place. Here are some things to know.

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What Causes Alzheimer’s Disease?

Homecare Naples FL-One important aspect to being a family caregiver to an older adult is to learn as much as you can about their medical conditions. In the case of a senior who has Alzheimer’s disease, that can mean having a lot to learn.

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Helpful Information About Thyroid Health for Seniors

January is thyroid awareness month. It is important for seniors to understand thyroid health as many live with undiagnosed thyroid problems. Thyroid diseases often go undiagnosed in the elderly, complicating and exacerbating other health issues. January is thyroid awareness month. It’s an important time for seniors and their caregivers to understand thyroid health. Knowing basic…

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What Seniors and Caregivers Need to Know about Glaucoma

Even though it is the second leading cause of blindness, few people know about glaucoma. Seniors are especially at risk and need to know the facts. More than 3 million people in the US have glaucoma. Many are seniors. Many don’t know they have the condition. However, this symptomless disease can be stopped before it…

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Seniors with Vision Loss and How Caregivers Can Help

Seniors are prone to eye disorders, so exams are crucial. Problems develop painlessly & have no symptoms & individuals may not notice changes in their vision. Seniors and Vision Loss: How to Adapt to Changes in Sight The importance of sight exams Getting an annual eye exam is important for people of all ages, but…

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Seniors and Technology: How to Keep Your Independence

Technology can be a useful aid in helping seniors with various tasks so that they can remain independent and at home. Many seniors want to maintain their independence for as long as possible. In fact, Americans over age 50 prefer to age in place, according to surveys. ( Technology can be a useful aid in…

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Health and Wellness for Seniors

 January is the perfect time to start a healthy lifestyle. Caregivers can help seniors maintain health with proper nutrition, exercise and lifestyle habits. Healthy Eating After 50 1,600 to 2,800 calories/day, depending on physical activity and weight. Fruits | 3–5 servings (one serving = one small peach, ¼ cup dried fruit, ½ cup sliced apples)…

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7 Habits Every Senior Should have in 2019

HABITS FOR SENIORS Start new habits this year for better health. Seniors can change their lifestyle and start practicing these 7 new healthy habits this year. A new year is the perfect time to start putting new habits in place. New year’s signify fresh starts, rebirths, and second chances. So what better time to help…

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