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Fatigue and Your Elderly Parent

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | Jul 18, 2017 | Comments Off on Fatigue and Your Elderly Parent
Elderly Care in Oakmont CA: Fatigue

Elderly Care in Oakmont CA: There are numerous illnesses, emotions, lifestyle choices, and medications that cause fatigue. The possible reasons are so vast that it becomes difficult to determine exactly what is causing this symptom.

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Helping your Parent in the Heat of Summer

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | Jul 10, 2017 | Comments Off on Helping your Parent in the Heat of Summer
Caregiver in Santa Rosa CA: Summer Safety

Caregiver in Santa Rosa CA: Summertime is upon us and for many it brings to mind swimming pools filled with laughing children and strolls along windswept beaches. While the elderly may also revel in the months of sun, laughter, and backyard barbecues, there are specific precautions that are particularly important to adhere to as one ages.

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Helping your Parent with Loss of Appetite due to Alzheimer’s

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | Jul 5, 2017 | Comments Off on Helping your Parent with Loss of Appetite due to Alzheimer’s
Home Care in Petaluma CA: Alzheimer's and Loss of Appetite

Home Care in Petaluma CA: Loss of appetite is a common occurrence among those with Alzheimer’s. In fact, 40 percent of people with severe Alzheimer’s lose an unhealthy amount of weight.

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Can Clothing Protect You from Skin Cancer?

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | Jun 28, 2017 | Comments Off on Can Clothing Protect You from Skin Cancer?
Senior Care in Windsor CA: Can Clothing Protect You from Skin Cancer?

Senior Care in Windsor CA: The warm summer temperatures mean more time spent out in the sun, so it’s only fitting that attention be called to the dangers of skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in America.

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Dos and Don’ts for Exercising with Osteoporosis

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | Jun 20, 2017 | Comments Off on Dos and Don’ts for Exercising with Osteoporosis
Elder Care in Santa Rosa CA: Exercising with Osteoporosis

Elder Care in Santa Rosa CA: Mom has been having a tough time lately. She has osteoporosis, and she feels like she can’t do any of the physical activities she used to do because she is afraid she will fracture a bone.

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Is Your Parent Considering Using a Hearing Aid?

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | Jun 14, 2017 | Comments Off on Is Your Parent Considering Using a Hearing Aid?
Caregiver in Petaluma CA: Hearing Aids

Caregiver in Petaluma CA: Your senses are how you interpret and interact with the world around you, and when one of those senses is compromised, it can be difficult to adjust. For your elderly parent, it is likely that they will be dealing with diminished acuity of their senses as they age.

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Helping a Parent with Cataracts

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | Jun 6, 2017 | Comments Off on Helping a Parent with Cataracts
Senior Care in Sonoma CA: Cataracts

Senior Care in Sonoma CA: A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye that occurs as the lens becomes less flexible with age and the protein found in the lens clumps together. It is extremely common, affecting more than half of the American population by the age of 80.

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How to Prevent Hip Fractures

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | May 31, 2017 | Comments Off on How to Prevent Hip Fractures
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Home Care in Petaluma CA: Hip fractures are one of the most serious injuries a senior can suffer. The recovery is difficult, and sometimes lengthy.

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Can Seniors Develop Eating Disorders?

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | May 25, 2017 | Comments Off on Can Seniors Develop Eating Disorders?
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Elderly Care in Cotati CA: When family caregivers are focused on elderly care, there are lot of things to worry about. From grooming and hygiene to meals and social activities, elderly loved ones require plenty of assistance.

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How Can You Learn to Take Care of Yourself as a Family Caregiver?

By Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS | May 17, 2017 | Comments Off on How Can You Learn to Take Care of Yourself as a Family Caregiver?
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Caregiver in Sebastopol CA: Taking care of your elderly loved one may feel like an easy task now, but are you taking care of yourself? If you aren’t, you need to look at that situation before you are forced to by other circumstances.

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