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Five Surprising Scams That Target Senior Citizens

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | Apr 25, 2018 | Comments Off on Five Surprising Scams That Target Senior Citizens
Home Care in Sebastopol CA: Scams That Target Seniors

Home Care in Sebastopol CA: You’ve seen the IRS/FBI/DMV scam listed in papers and online news sites. You’ve probably heard about lottery and grandparent scams, too. These are common. But, what about scams that don’t get as much attention? How many of these have you informed your parents of?

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Why Is Your Aging Adult so Adamant about Refusing Your Help?

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | Apr 18, 2018 | Comments Off on Why Is Your Aging Adult so Adamant about Refusing Your Help?
Senior Care in Petaluma CA: Refusing Help

Senior Care in Petaluma CA: Sometimes you might find that your aging adult really doesn’t want your help. She might go out of her way to avoid it, in fact.

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What Can You Do as a Caregiver in the Late Stage of Alzheimer’s Disease?

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | Apr 11, 2018 | Comments Off on What Can You Do as a Caregiver in the Late Stage of Alzheimer’s Disease?
Elderly Care in Santa Rosa CA: Caregiving in Late Stage Dementia

Elderly Care in Santa Rosa CA: Caring for an aging adult with Alzheimer’s disease can be one of the most difficult things that you can face in your caregiver experience. For many caregivers, the most challenging part of this journey is late-stage Alzheimer’s disease.

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3 Lesser Known Cancer Treatment Side Effects

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | Apr 4, 2018 | Comments Off on 3 Lesser Known Cancer Treatment Side Effects
Elder Care in Cotati CA: Cancer Treatment Side Effects

Elder Care in Cotati CA: When most people think about the side effects of cancer treatment, things like vomiting, hair loss, and weakness probably come to mind. However, cancer treatment can cause a wide variety of side effects. Which side effects a person experiences can depend on the kind of treatment they are having, drugs used for treatment, and the part of the body being treated.

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What Do You Do if Your Dad Has Diverticulitis?

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | Mar 28, 2018 | Comments Off on What Do You Do if Your Dad Has Diverticulitis?
Caregiver in Windsor CA: Caring for a Senior with Diverticulitis

Caregiver in Windsor CA: After the age of 40, diverticula become a common issue. These small pouches are found on the lining of the large intestine. Usually, they are not a problem. For unknown reasons, fecal matter sometimes gets into the pouches. If they become infected or irritated, they can lead to diverticulitis.

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Is it Time for Your Senior to Have More Hands-on Help?

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | Mar 20, 2018 | Comments Off on Is it Time for Your Senior to Have More Hands-on Help?
Home Care in Oakmont CA: Is It Time for More Help?

Home Care in Oakmont CA: Knowing when it’s time to bring in some extra help is not an exact science. In fact, you might find yourself wondering and debating with yourself before you take that final step. Here are a few signs that it might be time for more hands-on help for your senior.

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Is Your Parent Getting Enough Magnesium?

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | Mar 14, 2018 | Comments Off on Is Your Parent Getting Enough Magnesium?
Senior Care in Sebastopol CA: Getting Adequate Magnesium

Senior Care in Sebastopol CA: Magnesium is an important mineral that is essential to nerve and muscle function, a healthy immune system, steady heartbeat, and strong bones. The recommended daily dosage of magnesium for people over the age of 51 is 320 mg for women and 420 mg for men. Unfortunately, between 70 and 80 percent of older adults don’t get enough magnesium in their diets.

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Brain Pacemaker Showing Promise as the Next Tool in Battling Alzheimer’s

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | Mar 7, 2018 | Comments Off on Brain Pacemaker Showing Promise as the Next Tool in Battling Alzheimer’s
Elderly Care in Rohnert Park CA: Brain Pacemaker Research

Elderly Care in Rohnert Park CA: Every day, researchers work hard to find ways to slow or stop Alzheimer’s disease. One of the latest studies involves the use of a pacemaker in the brain to slow the brain’s decline. Could this treatment being studied by neurologists at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center help slow the symptoms your mom or dad will face?

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Are There Rules for Being a Caregiver?

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | Feb 28, 2018 | Comments Off on Are There Rules for Being a Caregiver?
Caregiver in Santa Rosa CA: Are There Rules for Being a Caregiver?

Caregiver in Santa Rosa CA: Your caregiving journey is likely to look very different from your friend’s experience with caregiving. Even if your aging adult has the same basic health conditions as your friend’s senior does, there are still going to be major differences. This is why there’s no one way to go about being a family caregiver.

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Are There Safety Concerns Involved in Swimming for Your Aging Adult?

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | Feb 21, 2018 | Comments Off on Are There Safety Concerns Involved in Swimming for Your Aging Adult?
Elder Care in Sonoma CA: Swim Safety

Elder Care in Sonoma CA: If your elderly family member is ready to give swimming a try, there are some safety considerations you should become acquainted with before she hits the pool.

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