What are ADLs and IADLs?

The basic ADLs include: 1. Eating 2. Bathing 3. Dressing 4. Continence 5. Using the restroom 6. Transferring (the ability to move oneself) ADLs, or Activities of Daily Living, are tasks that a person performs throughout their day. As we age, our ability to remain...

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Five Myths Surrounding Alzheimer’s

Directly or through a family member, Alzheimer’s disease affects more people than you can imagine. It is a severe mental disease that has been misunderstood for years. Many people attribute myths to the ailment and only within the past few years has it been accepted...

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How to Contact an Attorney for Elder Abuse

Experts estimate there are 2.1 million cases of elder abuse reported each year. For every one of those cases of abuse or neglect that are reported, there are as many as 13 cases of abuse that go unreported. If your loved one is injured or neglected, you may be unsure...

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Keeping an Eye on Elderly Loved ones this Holiday Season

Telltale Signs and Symptoms your Elderly Loved one Needs Help Christmas break is about to begin and many people are gearing up to go home for the festivities. As unfortunate as it is, a lot of families live in different states and are only able to come together during...

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What Causes Gout?

We’ve all heard of gout, but not many people are familiar with what causes it. First off, gout is a type of arthritis and similar to arthritis, causes sudden burning pain, swelling of joints, and general joint stiffness. Gout attacks are brought on when there is too...

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Medical Alert with no Phone Line

How Does a Medical Alert with no Phone Line Work? Traditionally, medical alert systems attach into phone lines through the phone jack in the wall. However, due to the slow disappearance of landlines, medical alarms have adapted to work without the presence of a...

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Fall Prevention for Seniors

Every year, one in three adults aged 65 and older experiences a fall. For seniors, falls can lead to moderate or severe injuries, including hip fractures or head trauma. Some of these incidents can lead to fatality. Below are some steps you can take to fall-proof your...

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Diet for Recovery

As a culture, we’re addicted to new studies about preventative eating—studies dictating trends in foods that are healthy and aimed at minimizing health risks, but we have much less exposure when it comes to information on what to eat during recovery from surgeries....

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