Preventing Infection in Older Adults

  Infection is the leading cause of death in older adults age 65 years and older. It’s easy to guess why. Older adults tend to have a more impaired immune system and the existence of comorbid chronic diseases like diabetes mellitus and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).  But with caregiver awareness and proactive health measures,…

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Honoring Veteran’s Day

On this Veteran’s Day, let us remember the service of our veterans, and let us renew our national promise to fulfill our sacred obligations to our veterans and their families who have scarified so much that we can live free.

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National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

The month of November is known as Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. President Ronald Reagan made that designation in 1983 and it is something that is still recognized today. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, at that time there were less than two million people with the disease. Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia that leads to memory,…

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SHIP – Medicare Education in new Jersey

Medicare education in New Jersey

Entering the world of Medicare and Medicaid can be very daunting. These programs are exactly meant to help those who are poor and elderly, and these are the precise populations that may have difficulty gaining access to information about programs. The various regulations can also be very challenging to understand, and for the elderly, who…

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Getting the Best Post Stroke Care for Victims of Stroke

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Today, October 29, is World Stroke Day, and it’s an important occasion to stop and think about stroke prevention and what to do about one the world’s deadliest killers. For patient who are victims, and for anyone who might be susceptible or helping someone who is, it’s a great opportunity to talk about post stroke…

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Medications That May Help Alzheimer’s Care

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Millions of dollars are raised every year to research ways to combat the devastating symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. An up and coming solution may come in the form of basic anticoagulants, which are normally used to treat people with blood problems, but in an innovative use of the medications may also help with Alzheimer’s care.…

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When do You Need Vascular Care?

Veins - the vascular system

Healthy people often have no idea what the vascular system is. Unless people are medical professionals or very informed about health, why would they? It’s often only when it’s too late, and people haven’t lived a healthy lifestyle, that they learn about vascular care and what they’ve been doing wrong. While it’s not possible to…

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A Complete Guide to Nursing Home Info

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Nursing homes don’t always conjure up the most appealing thoughts. However, today nursing homes can be beautiful residences with caring and devoted staff members looking out for the best for your loved one. Here’s a complete guide to nursing home info to make finding out what you need to know easy and low-stress. What is…

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Can an Online Platform Help Caregivers give Better Dementia Care?

An online platform to help dementia care

Caregiving is never easy, and providing dementia care can come with a lot of difficulty and confusion. The physical and emotional aspects of caring for dementia patients requires a lot of time and effort, and caregivers are usually untrained, so they don’t always know what to do in challenging situations, making the process even more…

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