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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Lewy Body Dementia Support Group Grows

McKenney Home Care has identified a real need in the community.  The numbers attending the second Lewy Body Dementia Support Group almost doubled in February.  Lewy Body is an under diagnosed form of Dementia and second only to Alzheimer’s...

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How to talk to Seniors Resistant to Change

Any caregiver can tell you of times they’ve met with resistance to the introduction of care from older adults. Sometimes introducing care or changing the nature of the care is necessary due to health conditions or other life circumstances....

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