Category 'Aging'

Helping Seniors With Seasonal Allergies

Seasonal nasal allergies strain the body: runny nose, sneezing, sore throat, itchy eyes and fatigue are some of the resulting symptoms. Extreme weather swings, particularly in spring and fall, kick up the production of pollen, the fine powder released by flowering plants. Spread by the wind, pollen settles in a person’s skin, nose and lungs and can cause an allergic reaction. Other common nasal allergens include animal dander and dust mites.

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When Aging Parents Remarry

Suzanne cared for her ailing husband for five years before his death. Now, the 75-year-old widow is falling in love again. But her grown children strongly object.

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Bathroom Safety: A Shower Chair or Bath Bench?

Shower chairs, shower stools and bath benches are a good option to help with bathing safety and fall avoidance.

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Humor: A Radical Solution for Caregiver Fatigue?

Many caregivers have sacrificed sleep; however, when we don’t get adequate sleep, it affects our ability to think and reason. It can lead to poor decision making, erratic behavior, and increased falls and accidents.

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National Nurses Day Celebrates the Contribution of Nurses

National Nurses Week (May 6-12) each year celebrates the contributions nurses make to our lives and communities. What would you do to honor nurses in America?

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Right at Home’s Caregiver of the Year Program Honors Professional Caregivers

Steadfast. Hardworking. Dedicated. Countless words describe the untiring commitment of the professional in-home caregivers who provide personal health support for seniors and disabled adults across America—wherever care recipients call home.

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Counseling Assistance for Every Need

How do you gain a better balance and not discount your mental and emotional health as you care for another?

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Bathroom Safety: Grab Bars

Would it surprise you to learn that nearly 200,000 older Americans are treated in emergency rooms for bathroom-related falls and injuries every year?

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Coping With Caregiver Stress

Most caregivers frequently struggle with anger, fear, frustration, guilt, depression and grief. Coping with caregiver stress is something many people struggle with, although it’s hard sometimes to remember that you are not alone.

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Seasonal Weather Travel Tips

Come rain or shine, or hail or snow, older adults are learning the keys to traveling in seasonal weather.

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