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5 Common Infections in Older Adults

5 Common Infections in Older Adults

With the aging, the immune system naturally weakens and it becomes harder to fight off infections. Combine this with underlying medical conditions, and the fight becomes even more difficult. According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, “Infectious diseases account for one-third of all deaths in people 65 years and older.” That is why infection … Continue reading 5 Common Infections in Older Adults

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New Year’s Resolutions for Clients and Caregivers

New Year’s Resolutions for Clients and Caregivers

As a new year begins, it is a time for clients and caregivers alike to reflect on the past year and set themselves up for greater success in the months ahead. One major task is re-evaluating healthcare needs and ensuring that the right services and supports are in place. Here are a few tips to … Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions for Clients and Caregivers

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Understanding the Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease

Understanding the Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease

Watching a loved one struggle with Alzheimer’s disease can be challenging. There is no way to predict how quickly or slowly the disease will progress or exactly how it will affect someone’s cognitive abilities. There is no way to prevent Alzheimer’s, and there is currently no cure, so one of the best things you can … Continue reading Understanding the Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease

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What is COPD and How Can You Manage Symptoms?

What is COPD and How Can You Manage Symptoms?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD is an umbrella term that encompasses several progressive lung diseases such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis. In 2018, nearly 15.7 million Americans were living with COPD, but there are millions more who have gone undiagnosed. It commonly affects individuals aged 65 and older and can negatively impact quality of … Continue reading What is COPD and How Can You Manage Symptoms?

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Infection Prevention Tips for Seniors

Infection Prevention Tips for Seniors

With aging, the immune system naturally weakens, putting seniors at increased risk of illness and infection. In addition, many seniors also have other health conditions that can make them more susceptible. Whether in the hospital, an assisted living facility, out in the community, or at home, there are steps that older adults can take to … Continue reading Infection Prevention Tips for Seniors

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