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  • Why Is National Arthritis Awareness Month So Important? When you know more about a particular health issue, it’s easier to help someone through it. That’s the case with arthritis as well. May is National Arthritis Awareness Month, and there’s a lot of information available about the different types of arthritis and how it might ... Continue Reading
  • Could Light Therapy Help Your Mother? Some people get depressed in the winter. Perhaps it’s fewer daylight hours, perhaps the cold contributes. Winter depression is called “seasonal affective disorder” or SAD, for short. Back in the 1980s, science discovered that light boxes, which employed numerous bright light ... Continue Reading
  • Living With COPD: A Caregiver’s Guide Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a common condition among people over 65, especially smokers and former smokers of tobacco. However, great strides have been made in treating it. If you have a mother or father with COPD, there are many things you and your home ... Continue Reading
  • Is Your Senior Frailer than You Realized? Frailty can sneak up on your senior and on you. This is especially true if you don’t live near your senior and suddenly realize that she’s lost mobility, muscle tone, and more. Talking with your elderly family member’s doctor about what she’s experiencing can help you to put ... Continue Reading
  • Teach Your Parents Smartphone Safety A smartphone is extremely helpful if your parents like to spend time in their yard or going for walks. It gives them a way to call someone if they need help. It also allows you to track their location if they're gone for too long. Smartphones do require some knowledge of how ... Continue Reading
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