Ways to Stay Connected While Providing Care

When a family member needs assistance, communication among the caregivers is critical to the preservation of dignity and smooth functioning of the process. While it is most important for the person receiving care to understand what is going on...

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Foods for Mental Health

The physical benefits of a balanced, healthy diet are well documented. However, can those benefits extend to the psychological? While there is no one diet that is proven to cure depression or anxiety, a balanced diet filled with certain...

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Oral Cancer: An Overview of Symptoms

April is oral cancer awareness month. Oral cancer, while not the most common of cancers, has a higher mortality rate than other, more talked about, cancers. Statistics show that, on average, 132 people will be diagnosed with it every...

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Benefits of having a Caregiver

It is often difficult for a person to embrace the idea of having a caregiver in their home.  They imagine their independence being stripped away from them. However, a caregiver can actually preserve and facilitate independence as people age...

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Risk Factors for Stroke on the Rise

The good news is that stroke mortality rates have declined in the last decade. Unfortunately risk factors for stroke are rising. This suggests that while treatment for stroke has gotten better, we have not made adequate strides in terms...

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Surprising Benefits of Caregiving

The topic of Caregiver stress receives much deserved discussion. Caregiving can be very difficult.  However, a recent survey by the National Opinion Research Center (2014) found that 83 percent of caregivers viewed it as being a positive experience providing important...

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Signs of Heart Attack in Women

Heart disease is a major health issue, especially for women.  Cardiovascular diseases and stroke cause 1 in 3 women’s deaths each year. The usual depiction of a heart attack is extreme chest pain on the left side accompanied by...

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