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Signs Your Loved One Was Targeted by Tax Identity Theft

Caregiver in Perry FL: Signs of Tax Identity Theft

Tax-related identity theft and fraud is one of the most common forms of fraud in the United States each year. More than 80,000 people fall victim to tax-related fraud, and a large percentage of these are older adults. As a family caregiver, it is important to be vigilant about your parent’s information so you can…

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How Could a Talk With Their Doctor Protect Your Senior from Falls?

Elder Care in Madison FL: Talking to a Doctor About Fall Prevention

Falls can be extremely frightening for an elderly adult. They are also a common and dangerous event for seniors. Each year throughout the United States hundreds of thousands of senior adults experience injuries as a result of falling. Even if falls do not seem serious, it is important to talk to your parent’s doctor about…

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Thyroid Awareness Month: Symptoms of Thyroid Disease

Home Care in Monticello FL: Symptoms of Thyroid Disease

Take time during January’s Thyroid Awareness Month to learn about the thyroid. This small gland sits in the front of the neck near the throat. Many important organs rely on the thyroid. Learn the symptoms that can indicate something is wrong. Signs of an Overactive Thyroid. When the thyroid produces too much thyroid hormone, processes…

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When Elderly Adults Suffer from GERD

Senior Care in Perry FL: Seniors and GERD

It’s common for elderly adults to suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease, which can cause them to be uncomfortable and suffer pain and distress. In serious cases, it can affect their quality of life and even lead to serious health issues in the mouth and esophagus. If an elderly relative is complaining about certain symptoms or…

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34th Annual Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Training Conference

34th Annual Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Training Conference

Tallahassee, FL – Alzheimer’s Project, Inc. and Florida State University College of Medicine are conducting the 34th Annual Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Training Conference on Saturday, February 9, 2019. The event will be held at the FSU College of Medicine from 8am to 3pm. The conference brings together top educators, trainers, and other experts in…

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Dealing with Caregiver Loneliness

Caregiver in Quincy FL: Dealing with Caregiver Loneliness

Gwen had a busy social life. She often threw dinner parties for her friends and volunteered regularly at the library in her community. On top of spending lots of time with friends, she also had a great career as a paralegal at a law firm. Then her mom was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or…

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5 Ways to Handle Sundowning

Home Care in Tallahassee FL: 5 Ways to Manage Sundowning

Marcy’s dad, Albert, had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. A few years after receiving his diagnosis, Marcy noticed that Albert was often agitated in the evening. He paced the house and seemed nervous. Occasionally, he would try to leave the house and sometimes even lashed out aggressively at Marcy when she tried to stop him.…

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Products to Help Your Parent Feel Fresh and Clean When They Cannot Bathe

Elder Care in Monticello FL: Staying Fresh When Bathing Isn't Possible

Staying fresh and clean is an important part of preserving health and well-being. Bathing regularly keeps the skin healthy, comfortable, and resistant to damage and infection, removes germs, and reduces the risk for illness. Being clean is also an important part of maintaining a good sense of self-esteem and self-worth. However, elderly adults struggle with…

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What Family Caregivers Need to Know About Varicose Veins

Senior Care in Havana FL: Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are easy to spot when they occur in the legs and feet. The bumpy, enlarged veins may appear purple and puffed and may even show smaller veins surrounding them. They can happen at any age but are especially common in aging adults. If family caregivers or senior care providers notice that an elderly…

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