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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Rogue Valley Senior Care Tips to Know Before Shopping for Home Care Services

It’s becoming apparent that Dad needs some help at home, and certainly you know just where to turn for assistance, right? No? Don’t worry; you’re not alone. Millions of Americans are facing the same concern, and most people don’t know much about home care before the need for care is upon them. If you’re in […]

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Why a High Quality Home Care Agency Is the Best Choice for Southern Oregon Senior Care

When an older adult needs in-home care services, there are various available possibilities, and deciding where to turn can be intimidating. For instance, should you work with a professional southern Oregon senior care agency, an independently hired caregiver, or utilize a caregiving registry? And how can you determine which home care choice is optimal for your loved […]

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You Said What? Tips for Kinder Communication with Elderly

Honesty is always the best policy, right? Yet there are occasions when some truths are better left unsaid, or at the very least worded more positively, especially when communicating with elderly loved ones. Although we may have the finest of intentions in attempting to help older adults navigate life, we can assist in preventing hurt […]

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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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Medicare Now Covers Treadmill Therapy for Vascular Disease

Here’s some good news for anyone with vascular disease, a debilitating condition which can occur from cigarette smoking or diabetes and can increase a person’s risk of developing a heart attack or stroke, and sometimes resulting in limb amputation. Medicare is now going to cover the cost of treadmill therapy once recommended and monitored by […]

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