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How to Diagnose Parkinson’s Disease

a doctor comforting a senior patient

By Chinnapong / Shutterstock.com Nearly one million people in the United States alone are currently living with Parkinson’s disease, and about 60,000 people are newly diagnosed each year. Many signs of Parkinson’s start out mild and often go ignored until the disease has progressed. Some symptoms,

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The 8 Types of Hospital Gowns

Side view of mature scrub nurse assisting surgeon putting on sterile operating gown

By Tyler Olson / Shutterstock.com While all hospital gowns may follow the same basic shape, they are not created equal — and, in fact, certain types of hospital gowns have very different purposes. Some are meant to be worn by doctors and nurses, while others are designed

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How to Put on a Hospital Gown

Portrait of smiling senior patient sitting on bed in hospital

By wavebreakmedia / Shutterstock.com Hospital gowns are a simple garment, yet oh-so-tricky to put on (and take off). This is a wardrobe staple of hospital clothes for patients, yet few have mastered the art of donning a hospital gown. Here are our four top tips for

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How to Care for a Parent with Dementia at Home

Close-up Of A Person's Hand Holding Ribbon To Support Alzheimer's Disease Awareness

By Andrey_Popov / Shutterstock.com As more of the population ages, more and more people find themselves caring for aging parents who are suffering from Alzheimer’s and memory loss. Not only does caring for dementia patients at home keep them comfortable, it’s often more affordable for families

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5 Tips to Take the Stress Out of Dressing

Dressing a senior loved one

Easy dressing solutions such as adaptive clothing is designed to make life easier. Adaptive clothing is designed with the dressing needs of seniors, the elderly, and the disabled in mind. With functional features such as open back tops and side open pants, adaptive clothing can

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Preventing Senior Loneliness During the Holidays

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, holidays will be very different this year. “Social Isolation” a word that is commonly used these days is equivalent to loneliness, especially for the elderly. Whether your senior loved one is at home or in a nursing care facility, there

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Fall is here: Safety tips for seniors

When the season begins to change and the weather gets colder, caregivers must take extra precautions to keep their senior loved ones safe. Older adults can face seasonal challenges to their health when the weather changes. Caregiving has become difficult due to the extra precautions

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The Importance of a Good Routine to Protect Ears

Seniors

A good daily ear care routine is as important as brushing and flossing your teeth daily.  But it’s not just a matter of cleaning your ears. Maintaining healthy ears includes monitoring and treating any ailments or illnesses involving the ears, protecting yourself from workplace-related noise, and

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Tips to Reduce Loneliness in Dementia Patients

Dementia patients

Social isolation is extremely harmful to seniors. During the COVID-19 pandemic, families and seniors were compelled to practice self isolation and social distancing. Older adults who have Alzheimer’s or dementia are especially susceptible to social-isolation and loneliness and the effects have been aggravated due to

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