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Natural Remedies for Glaucoma

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Do natural remedies for glaucoma really work?

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Early Signs of Parkinson’s Disease


There are five stages of Parkinson’s disease, with the first stage being characterized by fairly mild symptoms affecting only one side of the body.

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Group Therapy Activities for Adults With Mental Illness or Dementia


For elderly individuals with mental illness or dementia, group therapy activities can produce positive effects. Everything from music to art to storytelling can engage a group of older adults, providing much-needed socialization to counter negative mental conditions.

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What You Need to Know About VA Nursing Homes

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Avoid getting wait-listed at a VA nursing home. Here’s how…

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When Is It Time to Move Your Parents to Assisted Living?

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When to move your parents to assisted living — it’s a question faced by a growing number of adult children, and it’s not an easy one to answer.

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#ElderCareChat 4/18/15 Recap: Hoarding Among Seniors & Caregivers


Review highlights from our #ElderCareChat conversation on the complexities of clutter, and how to help — while showing respect and compassion — to hoarders.

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What You Need to Know About Medicare Home Care Benefits


“There’s a misconception among beneficiaries and families that Medicare is going to pay for more than it does,” says Jeffrey S. Pine, MS, MSPH, CMC, founding director of EGIS Care and Support LLC in Santa Fe, N.M.

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Appetite Stimulants for the Elderly: Insight into Reasons Behind Appetite Loss

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Older adults sometimes experience a loss of appetite that may adversely affect their health. Even foods they once loved no longer seem appealing.

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The Best Anti-Aging Tips for Your Skin

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Board-certified dermatologist Jill Waibel, MD, offers anti-aging tips and product recommendations for healthy, younger-looking skin.

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#ElderCareChat 4/1/15 Recap: Senior Nutrition


During Wednesday’s live discussion, 45 new and returning participants debunked senior nutrition myths, discussed the value of services like Meals on Wheels and congregate meals, dialogued about the importance of caregiver nutrition, and shared their favorite nutrition resources and recipe websites.

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How to Relieve Arthritis Pain: Natural Ways to Treat Arthritis


With one in five adults suffer from arthritis, finding ways to manage the disease will provide relief for millions of Americans. A variety of treatment options and lifestyle choices exist that will help alleviate arthritic pain naturally.

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Assisted Living Grants: HUD Senior Housing Made Affordable

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In 2014, HUD awarded $17 million in assisted living grants. Find out how to cash in here.

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Dementia and Mental Illness: Is Dementia a Psychiatric Disorder?


Depending upon which authority you consult, you may see dementia classified as an illness, disorder or set of symptoms that characterize a condition.

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How You Can Help Seniors Avoid Social Isolation – An Actionable Plan

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Connie Chow, founder of DailyCaring LLC, reports that social isolation among seniors occurs when minimal interaction with other people prevents them from developing close or fulfilling relationships.

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#ElderCareChat Recap 3/18/15: Solving the Financial Conundrums of Caregiving


Caregiving can be costly. This week, #ElderCareChat participants brainstormed solutions for these financial challenges.

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Early Warning Signs of Dementia

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Don’t write off memory loss as a “senior moment.”

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