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Eight Symptoms Your Dad May Have That You Should Never Ignore

Depression is often overlooked in senior citizens. While rates of clinical depression are low for the elderly at 8 to 16 percent, mild depression affects up to 50 percent of older men and women. Do you know the common symptoms of depression in the elderly? #1 – Appetite Changes Your dad is eating more than […]
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Is Your Aging Parent at Increased Risk for Suffering Arthritis?

Home Care Services in Modesto CA: October 12 is World Arthritis Day. One of the most beneficial things you can do as a family caregiver is to help your parent to recognize the risks they face for certain health issues, such as arthritis, and take the steps to reduce those risks.
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Five Tips that Make a Chronic Illness Easier on Your Senior

Elder Care in Stockton CA: Chronic illnesses are difficult to manage, but there are some steps that you can take that can help her to deal with them more easily.
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Gout

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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Woman and Her Mother Doing Occupational Therapy

Can Occupational Therapy Benefit My Elderly Mom?

Providing the best care for a dependent elderly parent means assembling a team of experienced professionals and dedicated family members to work together. These supportive people usually include a family caregiver, family members, close friends, health care experts, elderly care providers, and senior service groups. However, one person that can also contribute is an occupational therapist. […]
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Moderate Amounts of Carbs Are Recommended for Your Health

For years, there has been a carb versus no-carb diet debate. After the Atkins Diet gained a big following, no-carb or low-carb diets became the rage. The release of the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study recently came out. It found that moderate amounts of plant-based carbohydrates were healthiest.     How the Study Worked…   […]
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