The Stress of Taking Care of Aging Parents: Don’t Let It Come Between You and Your Siblings

Although we’d prefer to turn a blind eye to it, family friction is common in some form for most people, especially when it comes to taking care of aging parents. When stress levels are increased, it’s normal to seek a target to serve as an outlet for some of those emotions; and sadly, that target […]

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Have You Crossed the Line Between Senior Care and Senior Control?

Feeling safe, protected and cared for is so wonderful. Dads and moms thrive on ensuring their kids are surrounded inside the comfort of understanding their needs will be satisfied, providing the safety net that permits them the self-confidence to explore the world about them. Yet there comes a stage in all children’s lives when the […]

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Traveling with an Older Adult? These Senior Travel Tips Can Help!

Summer vacations are so exciting! Checking items off of our bucket lists, leaving the worries of the everyday world behind, exploring new destinations. And experiencing the thrills with a senior loved one by your side makes it even better. There can be, however, certain considerations to keep in mind that might help lead the way […]

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Dealing with Dementia: 3 Easy Steps to Help Mom when She’s in Distress

As the saying goes, there’s no place like home; but what do you do when someone you love and care for insists on going home – when that person already IS home? Sadly, if you have a family member dealing with dementia, this discussion happens repeatedly. And the bewilderment and plaintive longing being expressed are […]

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“Shocking” New Study Linking Electrode Implants and Stroke Recovery

Deep-brain stimulation, a treatment sometimes used for Parkinson’s patients, is being tested on a patient in stroke recovery. Involving the implantation of an electrode that stimulates a particular area of the brain, the anticipated response will be a reversal of the paralysis so often encountered following a stroke, and the restoration of mobility. To understand […]

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Medford’s All Care In-Home Care Tips for Parkinson’s Disease

When it comes to Parkinson’s disease, many receive the bulk of their care at home from family members and friends, particularly in the initial stages of the disease. As a professional home care company in southern Oregon, we realize firsthand the unique obstacles experienced by family members providing care for someone with Parkinson’s disease, and […]

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Understanding the Five Stages of Parkinson’s Disease in the Elderly

More common in men, and more widespread than muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, and Lou Gehrig’s disease combined, Parkinson’s disease impacts upwards of 7 – 10 million individuals worldwide, with another 600,000 Americans diagnosed every year. And while every individual’s encounter with the disease may differ in severity, there are five stages of progression that are […]

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