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How to Select a Nursing Home in a Crisis

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nursing homeWhat do you do when your parents are in sudden need of a dramatic increase in care?

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Caring for a Parent After a Stroke

post-strokeWhen an elderly parent is recovering from a stroke, there is perhaps no more helpful advice for family caregivers than “Expect the unexpected.” (more…)

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Why You Should Act “FAST” When You See Warning Signs of a Stroke

warningstrokeIt’s appropriate that the FAST acronym is widely used in determining whether an individual is having a stroke. Not only does it serve as an effective mnemonic device for recognizing stroke warning signs, but it also communicates that there is no time to waste in getting medical attention for the stricken individual. …Read more ›

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Know the Signs of and How to Prevent a Stroke

strokeStroke recently dropped from the fourth to the fifth leading cause of death in the United States, but because of our aging population, the occurrence of stroke is rising. For those with aging parents, it’s important to know the signs and symptoms as well as how to lower the risk. (more…)

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