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Use the 6 Rs to Optimize Dementia Care for Seniors

You ARE making a difference! You ARE capable! You ARE doing an excellent job! These are just a few positive affirmations you may need to repeat to yourself if you provide dementia care for seniors. And while you’re self-affirming, there are several additional “Rs” that can help both you and the person in your care; …

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What to Do When a Person With Dementia Doesn’t Recognize You

You’ve been taking care of Mom since her dementia diagnosis. You have been working through a number of the challenging symptoms. However one day, she looks at you and calls you by a different name – that of her husband or younger brother or father. Do you correct her, reminding her that you’re her son? …

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Top Things to Avoid During Chemotherapy Treatments

The benefits of chemotherapy are irrefutable and can save someone’s life. However during the process of destroying harmful cancer cells, noncancerous cells can be in the crossfire, leading to challenging side effects. The physician will offer guidelines on what cancer patients need to do to reduce these effects, but it is just as important to …

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Maintaining a Sense of Purpose While Aging

What is it that gets you up out of bed every morning? If you’re a member of the sandwich generation, taking care of both younger and older loved ones, your list is likely quite extensive! As the nest empties, however, it becomes crucial to redefine our identity and discover new ways to establish purpose while …

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Managing the Cost of Home Care in Maryland

The cost of home care in Maryland can be a significant financial burden for families. According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey, the average cost of homemaker services in Maryland is $4,506 per month, while the average cost of home health aide services is $$4,594 per month. This was assuming approximately 40 hours of …

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The Importance of Eye Health in Aging

Aging is associated with the development of many eye conditions. However, they can be prevented or delayed from developing by taking care of the general health and physical well-being, monitoring the average blood sugar levels, cholesterol levels, and blood sugar levels.

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