Posted: 11/30/2016 9:17 AM by
Every 23 seconds, someone in the US is diagnosed with Diabetes. 86 million Americans are at risk for developing diabetes and most do not know it. Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in the US, killing more Americans than AIDS and Breast cancer combined.
Posted: 11/24/2016 11:11 AM by
A heart attack can be one of those things that as an adult child you think will never happen to your loved one. As a family caregiver, however, it is important to understand the risk of this type of urgent medical situation occurring in your elder care journey with your senior and to be prepared for how you are going to handle not just the attack as it is happening, but the care that you offer ...
Posted: 11/20/2016 11:11 AM by
If your elderly loved one finishes a meal within a few minutes after sitting down to eat, it's possible that she's eating much too quickly. Some of the signs that this is the case can also include indigestion and a difficulty maintaining her weight. If you can help her to slow down a little bit while she eats, she will reap quite a few benefits.
Posted: 11/14/2016 9:12 AM by
A diabetes diagnosis can be overwhelming. As caregivers, we want to support our loved ones and help them enjoy the healthiest lives possible. But what is the best way to do that? We talked to experts—both health care providers and people who have been there—to learn what is helpful and what to avoid.
Posted: 11/4/2016 2:56 PM by
The first rule of taking care of others: take care of yourself first. Caregiving can be a rewarding experience, but it is also physically and emotionally demanding. The stress of dealing with caregiving responsibilities leads to a higher risk of health issues among the Nation’s 90 million family caregivers.