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.May 24, 2016Beth Lueders #Caregiving #Health Living #Aging
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.May 19, 2016Beth Lueders #Aging #Planning for Eldercare #Support for Adult Caregiving
Shower chairs, shower stools and bath benches are a good option to help with bathing safety and fall avoidance.May 17, 2016Dr. Rein Tideiksaar #Health Living #Aging #Fall Prevention #Planning for Eldercare #Caregiving #Support for Adult Caregiving
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.May 10, 2016Elaine Sanchez #Aging #Caregiver Help #Caregiving #Support for Adult Caregiving
National Nurses Week (May 6-12) each year celebrates the contributions nurses make to our lives and communities.
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How do you gain a better balance and not discount your mental and emotional health as you care for another?May 03, 2016Beth Lueders #Health Living #Caregiver Help #Support for Adult Caregiving #Caregiving
These and other stories are in the May edition of the Caring Right at Home e-newsletter, providing information, advice and support for adult caregiving.April 30, 2016Rita Ude #Planning for Eldercare #Caregiving #Support for Adult Caregiving #Elder Care Mediation #Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care & Support
Reaching out with time, money and personal caring rejuvenates both the giver and receiver, unlike high-tech gadgets, a bigger house or extensive vacation travel. In addition to gaining a sense of purpose, countless seniors who engage with charities find they boost their health and contentment.April 26, 2016Michele Fan #Health Living #Support for Adult Caregiving
Nutrition experts praise coconut fat as a super food that improves brain function, boosts energy and burns the body’s excess fat. Plus, research is finding that a diet high in coconut fat also may delay brain cells from aging.April 19, 2016Beth Lueders #Health Living #Health/Medical #Caregiving
For many divorced or widowed older adults, choosing remarriage in the golden years makes life together even more golden.April 14, 2016Beth Lueders #Aging