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Does Sleep Apnea Affect Gout?

Gout is a terribly painful kind of arthritis that generally attacks just one joint at a time. The most common joint attacked is in the big toe. The condition varies between periods of activity, called flares, and periods when no symptoms are present called remission. The symptoms of gout are extreme pain, swelling, heat, and […]
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How Feasible is it to Age at Home When a Your Dad Has a Chronic Illness?

Home Care Services in Stockton CA: When your dad is diagnosed with a chronic disease or condition, you'll start wondering if it's safe for him to be home alone. You want to talk to him about assisted living.
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Strokes and your Aging Parent

Caregivers in Stockton CA: Strokes are one of the main causes of disability among seniors. Most strokes are called ischemic strokes and are due to a blocked artery. A doctor’s immediate task is to restore blood flow to the brain. There is a clot-busting drug that, if given within three hours of the first signs of a stroke, can make a huge difference both in survival and recovery. For this reason, it’s important that you, as their family caregiver, know the signs of a stroke in order to get immediate medical attention and give your parent the best chance at a full recovery.
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Helping your Parent with Driving Concerns

Caregivers in Stockton CA: Giving up one’s driver’s license is probably one of the most difficult transitions people face as they age. Whether from physical or mental limitations, the thought of being unable to jump in the car and drive where they want to at a moments notice just confirms their continuing loss of independence.
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Supporting Your Senior Parent Through a Cancer Diagnosis

If your parent has been diagnosed with cancer and you suddenly find yourself facing the daunting task of seeing to their care, you’re likely feeling overwhelmed and wondering how you can support your parent when the news has come as a shock to you as well. You might even be wondering just what you’re supposed to do now and whether you can handle the added responsibility in your life. All of those feelings and questions are normal.
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4 Signs of Caregiver Stress

Caregiver in Stockton CA: This list of stress signals isn't exhaustive, but it can help you to spot some of the biggest signs. Knowing that you're stressed is the first step to getting some help with those feelings.
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