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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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How to Care for the Elderly in Their Own Home

How to Care for the Elderly in Their Own Home

Many elderly people hope to age in place as they grow older instead of moving to an assisted living facility. While staying at home can be less stressful — not to mention more affordable than a nursing home — learning how to care for elderly in-home

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How to Keep Feet Warm in the Winter

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By AlexMaster / Shutterstock.com Many elderly people struggle with cold feet, especially in the wintertime when the temperatures drop. If you are trying and failing to keep your feet from freezing, we’ve compiled this guide to help you keep your feet warm in the winter. Here

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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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12 Gift Ideas for an Older Dad You Should Consider

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By Rido / Shutterstock.com With Father’s Day coming up on June 18, many people are shopping for last-minute gifts for their dads. If your dad is getting on in years, but is still young at heart, then consider these gift ideas for older dads — from

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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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