What’s the Difference Between Lewy Body Dementia and Parkinson’s?

Each year, thousands of American seniors are told they have Parkinson’s disease, when in fact, they do not. For a number of these people, the correct diagnosis is a very similar, but not as well-known disease: Lewy body dementia, also known as dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB). Dementia with Lewy bodies impacts as many as […]

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Parkinson’s Disease and Exercise: How to Slow Down Symptoms

The particular results of remaining physically active throughout aging are tremendous; however, for those with Parkinson’s disease, exercise may truly be a game-changer in the progression of the disease. Several studies are revealing direct links between physical exercise and Parkinson’s, such as the largest clinical study to date, in which patients who exercised a minimum of […]

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Relationships and Family Changes After Traumatic Brain Injury

Along with the many life changes as a result of a traumatic brain injury (TBI), close relationships are affected in a number of ways as a result of: Modifications in responsibilities Changes in relationship roles Difficulties with communicating Managing emotions and mood swings Getting accustomed to these changes often brings about feelings of uneasiness in […]

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How Can I Help When My Loved One Has Suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury?

Meeting the care needs of a loved one who has suffered from a traumatic brain injury can be easier to manage when armed with knowledge and insight. The methods below, courtesy of the Rogue Valley home care experts at All Care, can lessen stress and frustration for both family caregivers and traumatic brain injury survivors. […]

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7 Steps to Take to Ensure Your Blood Pressure Readings Are Accurate

If you have been diagnosed with heart disease, high blood pressure, or diabetes, it’s likely that your physician has encouraged you to take weekly or daily blood pressure readings with a home blood pressure monitor. But how do you know that these readings are dependable? And in addition, what do those two numbers even mean? […]

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Family Caregivers: Enjoy the Many Benefits of Respite Care

Meeting the care needs of an elderly or disabled loved one is a physically, psychologically, and emotionally demanding task, and it’s crucial for family caregivers to take time away to rest and relax on occasion. Respite care provides relief from the everyday responsibilities of caregiving, allowing family caregivers to also care for themselves. Here are a few […]

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Caregiver Burnout Is Real. Here’s How to Spot It and Avoid It.

Providing care for an aging loved one, although incredibly rewarding, can also bring with it a high level of caregiver stress. The around-the-clock pressure of meeting a loved one’s needs can quickly escalate to become caregiver burnout – a dangerous condition that can result in a loss of patience and emotional outbursts, impacting not only the […]

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Holiday Tips for Seniors: How to Avoid the “Winter Blues”

Even though the yuletide season is typically thought of as a time that is joyous, filled with spending time with those who are nearest and dearest and buying gifts, for seniors, it can be anything but merry and bright. A combination of lost loved ones, memories of past holidays, health issues and more can affect […]

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A Holiday Checklist for Seniors to Make Outings Easier for the Whole Family

The holiday season is filled with parties, celebrations, and get-togethers. However, for an older loved one, holiday excursions warrant a little additional planning and preparation. Follow these suggestions from All Care’s holiday checklist for seniors to be able to enjoy fun and relaxed outings with family members of all ages this holiday season. Prior to leaving the senior’s […]

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