Managing Diabetes in Older Adults

Managing Diabetes in Older Adults

Managing Diabetes in Older Adults as a Caregiver If you provide care for an older family member, there’s a good chance you need to help them manage diabetes or their risk of becoming diabetic. More than 29 million Americans are diabetics, and another 86 million are at risk of developing diabetes due to high blood sugar. Diabetes is especially common in older adults – more than a quarter of American seniors are currently managing diabetes. Managing Diabetes in Older Adults The good news for caregivers is that by educating yourself on diabetes, you can play an active role in managing your

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Home Care for Osteoporosis

Home Care for Osteoporosis

As we grow older, bone health becomes increasingly important. That’s especially true for seniors coping with osteoporosis and those at high risk of developing it. If you provide home care for a family member who is dealing with osteoporosis, it’s important that you know how to manage the difficulties and risks of this condition. Home Care for Osteoporosis To help, the team at Visiting Angels has put together this short guide to home care for osteoporosis. In it, we’ve included many of the same guidelines that our professional caregivers follow when caring for seniors with osteoporosis. We hope you’ll find this

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How a Massage Chair Helped My Osteoarthritis

How a Massage Chair Helped My Osteoarthritis

Touching Testimonial about the Perfect Chair PC-LiVE I have Osteoarthritis in my spine, hips, knees, and ankles. I have had a spinal fusion (ACDF) of C3-C7 in my cervical spine. I am in constant pain in my neck, upper and lower back. I also have pain and muscle spasms in my shoulders and between my shoulder blades. Also, pain in my knees and ankles from the degeneration from osteoarthritis. Very few things decrease that pain. Norco and muscle relaxers help when it’s at its worst, but I don’t take either regularly. I just choose to deal with chronic pain. How

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Massage Chairs Help You Recover from Injuries

Many people use massage as a form of treatment when caring for a soft tissue injury, such as a pulled muscle or a hamstring strain. Injuries less likely to be treated with massage are skeletal system injuries, like a fractured or broken bone. Even skeletal injuries do actually benefit from massage, but proper precaution and protocol must be applied if you are to improve (and not worsen) the injury. Massage Chairs Help You Recover from Injuries For any type of injury, it’s recommended that you wait at least 48 hours before engaging in any type of massage. Some physicians even recommend

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What you need to know about Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is so common it is almost like a right of passage. Knowing that it is incredibly common, most adults learn to simply work through it or ignore it. Neither of these is a good way of dealing with something your body is telling you is a problem. Pain is always indicative of something else, though in the vast majority of cases it isn’t life threatening. Simple changes in your life can alleviate (if not eliminate) many of the problems. From exercises to being more aware of your posture, it does mean making a few changes. And it

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Treatment Options for Afib

Have you ever wondered what your greatest risk is if you have irregular heart beat/atrial fibrillation, commonly known as Afib?  A stroke is commonly what most people worry about, but as you will read in my case, the risk of bleeding from blood thinners can also be another risk.  What options do you have? For more than four years I dealt with fatigue that was indescribable. I wore heart monitors and made many visits to cardiologists, pulmonologist, gynecologist, and primary care physicians as they all tried to figure out what was going on, but the fatigue continued. In February 2009,

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Best Dentures and Dental Implant Solutions

About 20 percent of all older adults in the United States suffer from serious edentulism or tooth loss. These individuals will need restorative dentistry services such as dental implants or dentures to retain the look of a full set of teeth as well as to keep the ability to eat and speak normally. Dentures and dental implants are an expensive investment, but significantly help people maintain their health and lifestyle. Dentists can talk patients through choosing the best dental prosthetic for their situation. However, understanding their basic options can help patients find the best dental professional for them and ask

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What’s the difference between Alzheimer’s and Dementia?

What’s the difference between Alzheimer’s and Dementia?

  [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViWdRDs207E[/embed] Link to the Youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViWdRDs207E One of the most commonly asked questions in memory care is the difference between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Though they are quite often (and mistakenly) used interchangeably, there are key differences that will help distinguish the two. Since approaches to Alzheimer’s and dementia care can also vary, it’s even more crucial for medical professionals, patients, and families to understand the differences. Dr. Richard London, Medical Director of Silverado Oak Village Community explains how they differ: What’s the difference between Alzheimer’s and Dementia? Dementia is an umbrella term for the group of symptoms in

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World Hearing Day 2019: ‘Check Your Hearing’ for free with the hearScreen USA app

Sunday, March 3 marks World Hearing Day 2019 in partnership with the World Health Organisation. “Check Your Hearing” is this year’s theme with the purpose of drawing attention to the importance of early identification and intervention for hearing loss.   Hearing loss is an often-overlooked condition. Lead inventor of hearZA, Professor De Wet Swanepoel emphasizes the far-reaching effects of hearing loss on various developmental milestones in children. He explains that it affects language, speech, socio-emotional well-being and cognitive processes that can pose threats to educational success. Furthermore, social isolation, depression and cognitive decline are often evident among adults suffering from

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