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5 Stroke Prevention Tips

May is American Stroke Awareness Month, and according to the Stroke Center, nearly 800,000 adults in the U.S. suffer from this disorder every year. A stroke can be potentially lethal, but can also lead to debilitating issues related to mobility and speech.

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7 Steps to Healthy, Happy Aging

Growing old presents new challenges to staying healthy and in good spirits. By following these tips, seniors can minimize the risk of getting sick, less independent or unhappy in their golden years.

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Everything You Need To Know About Apple's New CareKit

The pioneers of personal technology are at it again. On March 21, 2016 Apple announced their new CareKit - a software designed to take senior care to the next level by empowering seniors to actively monitor their own medical condition via an iPhone app.

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What Should You Know As You Care For Your Relative With Parkinson's?

Every year, Parkinson's Awareness Month takes place in April to support of all of the patients with the disease and their caregivers. More than one million people may be living with Parkinson's in the U.S., according to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation. The majority of those diagnosed with the progressive movement disorder are over the age of 50. If you're caring for an elderly loved one with Parkinson's, you should know the facts about the disease and the resources at your disposal.

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5 Tips For Handling Caregiver Stress

If you care for elderly family members, you probably understand how the experience can be a roller coaster ride of emotion at times. While you love providing the extra support that your relatives need, taking care of others in addition to yourself can be stressful and overwhelming if you aren't taking the proper measures to relieve any anxiety or tension you're feeling. Use these tips to help you ensure you're prioritizing your own health while maintaining a healthy and caring relationship with the elderly loved ones you support. 

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Poor Sleep May Be Linked To Higher Stroke Risk

"How well are you sleeping?" This isn't just a question you ask to make small talk - It's also a serious indicator for a variety of health issues when it comes to senior care.

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How To Help Your Older Relatives Improve Their Nutrition

A nutritious diet is a crucial component of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, especially as people age. Being cautious about what you put into your body is the first step toward improving your nutrition. However, eating right can be difficult because a lot of foods are made with unhealthy ingredients like salt and saturated fats. March is National Nutrition Month, a time dedicated to emphasizing the importance of healthy eating. If you have elderly loved ones who are trying to enhance their nutrition, make these suggestions to help.

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In-Home Health Care Can Provide Caregiver Relief

There are more than 65 million adult caregivers in the United States. This already demanding role can become immense and overwhelming, however, as the physical needs of loved ones’ change and increase. For seniors who have chosen to age at home, there are many caregiving options available with significant benefits for both the senior and his or her loved one who is providing the majority of care. One solution, hiring in-home health care, can help with some of the major issues aging seniors face while living at home, including:

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