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Understanding and Preventing Dehydration in Seniors

Understanding and Preventing Dehydration in Seniors What is dehydration? Dehydration is a condition caused by significant water loss from the body, causing blood sodium levels to rise. Dehydration in young people is often caused by diarrhea, vomiting, or profuse sweating. When an individual has excessive water loss, they typically require the replenishment of water and electrolytes (to help maintain body…

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Why Exercise as We Age?

Why Exercise as We Age? Your friends and family members have been urging you to start exercising. You know you probably should lose a few pounds, but is exercise really helpful for seniors? The National Institute on Aging states that inactivity is one of the most risky behaviors in which a senior can engage. Inactivity robs you of strength and…

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Independence Vs. Protection How to Support Your Aging Loved One

Independence Vs. Protection: How to Support Your Aging Loved One

Independence Vs. Protection: How to Support Your Aging Loved One When you have an elderly parent or family member, you understand how important it is to help protect him or her. But have you thought about the importance of helping your loved one maintain independence as he or she ages? While challenging, it is possible to encourage independence while protecting…

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A Good Fit? Determining if a Loved One’s Home Health Caregiver is Suitable

A Good Fit? Determining if a Loved One’s Home Health Caregiver is Suitable When you work with an agency like Expicare Nursing, Inc., you know that you will be working with a reputable company and a compassionate, skilled home health caregiver. But not all organizations provide highly qualified nor empathetic caregivers. How do you know if the caregiver is truly…

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What To Do When A Loved One Is Diagnosed With Parkinson’s Disease

What To Do When A Loved One Is Diagnosed With Parkinson’s Disease When someone is diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, close friends and family members typically feel sadness and a sense of helplessness. Parkinson’s Disease is a progressive disorder, and the rate of disease progression may vary widely from one person to another. It can be difficult to accept the diagnosis,…

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