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Nutrition with Cancer Treatment

Nutrition and Cancer Treatment

Family caregivers play a major role in a cancer patient’s journey to recovery. They shoulder a myriad of responsibilities from helping the patient attend doctor appointments, to providing emotional support, to tending to the nutritional needs of the patient.

medication and foods to avoid if you have heart disease

Medications and Foods to Avoid with Heart Disease

For both men and women, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, killing 25 percent of all people. February is American Heart Month, a reminder to protect heart health. High LDL cholesterol, high blood pressure and smoking are chief risk factors for heart disease, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that almost half of Americans have at least one of these three risk factors.

Technology After Retirement

Technology Transforms Retirement

Technology is an amazing gift, giving us the ability to connect to friends and family who live far away, pay bills without leaving the house and hail a cab while sitting in your living room. Technology is also transforming our lives in retirement.

February Caring Newsletter

The February edition of the Caring Right at Home e-newsletter is now available!

Emergency Health Checklist

Creating an Emergency Health Checklist

When a medical emergency occurs, every minute counts. Putting systems in place to help you be proactive in an emergency could potentially save your life, or a loved one’s life. But how can you possibly know what you’ll need in an emergency before it happens? We’ve got you covered with this Emergency Health Information Checklist.

Best Books

10 Best Books From 1950-1980

With the immense collection of American literature, it is nearly impossible to narrow a list of 10 best books to read. So we picked these 10 best books from the 1950s through 1980s as favorites of the boomer generation (born 1946 –1964). These children’s classics to fiction standouts helped shaped the ingenuity, determination and humor of a generation of astronauts and politicians to rock stars and teachers.

Art Therapy

Benefits of Art Therapy

Art always has a therapeutic component to professionals and amateurs alike. Some express their emotions through the strokes of a brush, and others use art to combat anxiety.

Caregiver expenses

Diminishing Caregiver Expenses

Caring for a loved one is truly a labor of love for millions of American family caregivers, but for many, the devotion of time and tenderness comes with personal financial sacrifice.

Preventing Falls In Winter Weather

In many parts of the country, winter weather is already bringing snowstorms, freezing rain and sleet. For elders at risk of falling, especially those with poor balance, stepping outdoors places them at risk for slips, slides and falls. Here are some sensible tips on how to guard against winter weather falls.

Strawberries

Let Grandparents Eat What They Want

Grandma eats nachos for lunch and ice cream sundaes for dinner. And her doctor approves. If you find this nutrition for seniors hard to swallow, keep reading.