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Those who suffer from arthritis experience painful and frequent occurrences of joint pain.  It is the most common symptom in nearly all forms of the disease. The pain individuals experience from arthritis is caused by inflammation around the joint. Over

The Change Foundation ‘is an independent health policy think tank that works to inform positive change in Ontario’s health care system.’ They completed an in depth review based on the 2012 General Social Survey of Ontario’s family caregivers. A few of their

Attention! A judge ruled in May of 2012 that a Pennsylvania nursing home could collect an unpaid bill of $92,943 from the son of a patient who received care at their facility. Yikes!!! Everyone knows that parents have an obligation to

Your sister is critical of how you are caring for Dad; your husband resents the amount of time you spend away from home; you missed your daughter’s piano recital once again; your boss is slowly losing patience waiting for overdue

Who’d’ve thought that simple, one and two-syllable words – which is one of the the criteria for Grade 6 reading level – could cause so much confusion, upset and medication errors. Out of context, even every-day words can confound. Consider

As mom ages, her routine will begin to change.  Some changes will be positive, like maybe mom is able to relax a bit more. Often enlightenment comes with age as well. Meanwhile, some changes may be a little harder to

Professional and family caregivers agree that bathing is one of the greatest challenges they face.  Seniors, especially those with some dementia, often avoid bathing as it can cause feelings of unease.  These feelings are typically heightened when there’s been a fall

One of the most challenging areas of daily life for many people with a disability and their caregivers is the bathroom and bathing routine. Before getting dressed in the morning, getting out of bed and getting a shower or bath can

Are eighty-year-olds and even seventy-year-olds the new children? The days when elders were seen as wise and important contributors to their communities vanished long ago. Thanks to advertising and social media, eighty-year-olds and up are associated with diapers, dementia, and a

Worldwide, over 47 million people are living with dementia. On top of that, one person in the United States develops Alzheimer’s nearly every 67 seconds – a disease which, according to the World Health Organization, contributes to as many as

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