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5 Multiple Sclerosis Self-Care Tips for Adults

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic and disabling disease. It is estimated there are now more than 2.8 million people living with this chronic condition globally, a number that has increased annually since 2013. MS symptoms and disease progression vary with changing attacks that often advance

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How to Care for a Bedridden Patient: A Comprehensive Guide

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Caring for a bedridden patient, whether it's a loved one at home or in a healthcare facility, requires patience and understanding. It's not just about providing medical care; it's about ensuring their comfort, dignity, and emotional well-being. Aside from finding the best gifts for hospital

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Holiday Awareness: 22 Signs of Elderly Decline

Holiday Awareness 22 Signs of Elderly Decline

Many people make trips to visit their elderly loved ones around the holidays. In some cases, this may be the only time they see their elderly loved ones all year, or it might be their first get-together in several years. While frequent catch-ups over the

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24 Signs of Declining Health in Elderly Loved Ones

24 Signs of Declining Health in Elderly Loved Ones

While it seems like signs of declining health in elderly loved ones should be obvious, that isn’t always the case. In fact, you might dismiss early signs of declining health as one-off incidents, when in actuality they make up a pattern of behavior that points

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17 Tips to Choosing Wheelchair Outfits

17 Tips to Choosing Wheelchair Outfits

Shopping for clothes can be a challenging experience for many people. This exercise can be even more frustrating when looking for  wheelchair outfits, since there are many considerations wheelchair users must take into account when shopping for clothing. It’s not just style and ease of

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Heat Edema: Everything You Need to Know

Heat Edema Everything You Need to Know

Is a heat edema dangerous for older adults? Heat edema is a condition that occurs when heat exposure causes swelling. It is relatively common in the summer, especially among the elderly. In this ultimate guide, we are exploring everything that you need to know about

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Summer Health Tips: Why Do My Ankles & Feet Swell in the Heat?

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By Toa55 / Shutrstock.com Swollen feet and ankles are some of the more unpleasant signs of summer. While most cases are minor and easily ignored, seriously swollen can be uncomfortable and even painful. Thankfully, there are many things that you can do to prevent and treat

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What Causes Arthritis Flare-Ups?

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By BEAUTY STUDIO / Shutterstock.com Symptoms of arthritis often come and go, resulting in flare-ups. Signs of an arthritis flare-up include joint pain, fatigue, fever, swelling, stiffing, tenderness, warmth, redness and weakness. Arthritis flare-ups are often caused by external factors, and working to identify what triggers

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7 Best Clothes for Stroke Patients

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Having a stroke can significantly impact a person’s mobility and coordination, either temporarily or permanently. This loss of coordination can make certain daily activities, including getting dressed and undressed, more difficult. Choosing clothes and shoes that are specifically designed with the needs of stroke patients

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How to Shop for Parkinson’s Clothing

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By pikselstock / Shutterstock.com Having Parkinson’s can make many everyday tasks, including getting dressed and undressed, a struggle. However, choosing Parkinson’s clothing that is specifically designed with a person’s unique needs in mind can make the dressing process easier on them and their caregivers. Here are

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