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Diabetes and Your Health

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Elder Care - Staying Healthy is Important Especially When You Have Diabetes

Diabetes is a metabolic disorder in which a person has high blood sugar. It is either due to inadequate insulin production or the cells cannot respond to insulin properly. There are two types of diabetes. Type 1 does not produce insulin and with type 2, the body cannot produce enough insulin to function well. This type 2 may also due to an unhealthy lifestyle.

What You Should Know about The Importance of Advanced Directives

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Home Care Services and Advanced Directives Go Hand in Hand

When you reach a certain point in your life, you will become more attuned to the changes that occur within your mind and body. You may have health issues that arise or notice that you can’t physically do some of the things you used to enjoy. When you may be facing the prospect of hiring home care services or you already have, there are some important decisions that you may need to make.

What you Need to Know About Diverticulitis

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Home Health Care Could Be The Best Thing For Aging Loved One Suffering From This Condition

Diverticulitis develops when consumed and digested food material gets trapped in diverticula which are located along the wall of large intestine. In this case, it allows bacteria to grow and may tear the wall of intestine. When it happens, the lining of the abdominal wall may become infected. Uncoordinated movements of the colon can also develop diverticulitis.

Diverticulitis may cause nausea, fever, and changes in bowel habits. Mild cases can be treated with a proper diet and antibiotic medications. Some other signs include rectal bleeding, frequent urination, and pain in urinating, tender abdomen. When it becomes severe it must be treated in the hospital. If not treated immediately it may develop abscess or fistula. Lower abdominal pain is common after treating diverticulitis.

Stop Diabetes in its Tracks

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There are almost 30 million Americans of every age group who are dealing with diabetes. There are an additional 86 million who are currently in the pre-diabetic stage and are at risk of developing diabetes. These numbers are staggering. As we become more aware of the risk factors and how we can minimize them, we all play a role in decreasing the incidence of this disease.

Natural Remedies Used to Promote Sleep

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Home Care – Learn What Can Help and What To Avoid to Help Your Aging Loved One Get a Good Nights Sleep!

Insomnia is the main complaint among people today, as many have hectic schedules and demanding occupations. Insomnia caused from stressful events, such as work deadlines, and family obligations, can easily benefit from natural remedies. Natural remedies are the best alternative for eliminating side effects associated with sleep aids, such as the morning drowsiness following taking a sleep aid the night before. If your senior parent hasn’t been sleeping well lately, you should look into some natural remedies for him or her.

Home Health Care – Clean Air for Better Breathing

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Home Health Care – 3 Tips to Help Keep The Air Your Aging Loved One is Breathing Clean!

For senior citizens who have breathing problems, being in an environment with clean air is a must. If you are a caregiver or family member with an elderly adult living with you, checking air levels in your home should be a priority. 

Did You Know? Sleep Patterns Change in the Elderly

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There are Many Health and Safety Problems Associated with Sleeplessness  Among Seniors

The most common complaint among the elderly is lack of sleep, also known as insomnia. While some complain with interrupted sleep patterns, others complain with losing entire nights of sleep. The health problems associated with insomnia include heart disease, arthritis, obesity, and some cancers.

Continual sleeplessness among the elderly can cause slower responses and fatigue, putting them at risk of falling and increasing the likelihood of accidents due to sleeplessness alone. If this sounds like your elderly mother, then keep reading to find out how you can help.

Did You Know? Reading is a Great Way to Improve Your Mental Health

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 Mental Activities Such as Reading Are Important for Seniors! Here are
Some Great Ideas to Help You Get Your Loved One Started! 
 
It’s important to continue improving mental health and activity as people age. Reading is a great exercise for the mind that can help keep your brain active and your memory sharp. Older adults may really enjoy reading books that were written in their generation or written about activities they enjoy. Finding literature that an aging adult can relate to can help keep their memories vivid and intact. Here are some wonderful books that you or a loved one may have an interest in reading.

Get Your Family Involved in Some Autumn Crafts

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Elder Care: Learn About the Many Advantages That Autumn Crafts Can Have for Your Aging Loved One

Autumn crafts are a wonderful way to improve the quality of elder care that your loved one receives. There are so many wonderful ideas that are available during these colorful fall months, and they can be done with you, with their grandkids, and even with their elderly care providers.
Why are autumn crafts such a good idea for elder care?

Caring for The Family Caregiver

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Learn About The Signs of Caregiver Burnout, and What You Can Do to Help

As a family caregiver, you are most likely to be thinking about other people before yourself. To some extent this is a natural tendency, especially for caregivers. Yet it’s a verified concept that you can’t take care of someone else if you haven’t taken care of yourself first. When you immerse yourself in the care of others with the exclusion of your own care, you find yourself in burnout.
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