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Type 2 Diabetes Prevention

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid” custom_margin=”-90px|||” header_font_size=”22px”] Diabetes Prevention, along with Early Diagnosis, are Key for Marginalized Communities Although we primarily deal with seniors at Prime Medical Alert, it’s not only seniors who suffer from disparities in healthcare based on income. While more people than ever before are insured, income…

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Hearing Loss; Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_image admin_label=”Image” src=”https://www.primemedicalalert.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/37868778_xxl.jpg” alt=”Woman Reading to Man with Hearing Loss” title_text=”Hearing Loss” show_in_lightbox=”off” url_new_window=”off” use_overlay=”off” animation=”off” sticky=”off” align=”left” force_fullwidth=”off” always_center_on_mobile=”on” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid” /][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] Say what? A short piece on hearing loss. [/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] “I think the dress is going to…

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What’s the deal with Body Donation?

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_image admin_label=”Image” src=”https://www.primemedicalalert.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/33937017_xxl.jpg” alt=”Nurse Reading to Woman from an iPad about body donation ” title_text=”Nurse Reading to Woman about body donation” show_in_lightbox=”off” url_new_window=”off” use_overlay=”off” animation=”off” sticky=”off” align=”left” force_fullwidth=”off” always_center_on_mobile=”on” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid” /][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] The Basics when it comes to Body Donation It’s always smart to do…

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How can Seniors Safely Age in Place?

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_image admin_label=”Image” src=”https://www.primemedicalalert.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/33695933_xxl.jpg” show_in_lightbox=”off” url_new_window=”off” use_overlay=”off” animation=”off” sticky=”off” align=”left” force_fullwidth=”off” always_center_on_mobile=”on” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid” alt=”Senior stands with his arms crossed in an exercise room. ” title_text=”Age in Place Senior “] [/et_pb_image][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] Age in Place Baby boomers may soon find themselves in a serious dilemma. Rather than…

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My Parent Wants to Stay Home Instead of Moving

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”Row”][et_pb_column type=”1_2″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] My elderly parent wants to stay home instead of seeking care through assisted living or a care home, what do I do? We get this question a lot. First, if they’re planning on staying home instead of moving, are they able to perform all of…

Alzheimer/Memory Care | Healthy Living

Five Ways to Encourage Sleep For Alzheimer’s Patients

How to get Dementia and Alzheimer’s Patients to Sleep at Night If you’re the caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s then you’re well acquainted with the fact that the disease can severely affect a person’s circadian rhythm. In addition, lack of sleep builds up Alzheimer’s brain plaques (beta-amyloid), which progress the disease—it’s a catch 22 of…

Fall Detection | Healthy Living

How to Recognize the Warning Signs your Elderly Parent Needs Help

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_image admin_label=”Image” src=”https://www.primemedicalalert.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/28349245_xxl.jpg” show_in_lightbox=”off” url_new_window=”off” use_overlay=”off” animation=”off” sticky=”off” align=”left” force_fullwidth=”off” always_center_on_mobile=”on” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid” alt=”Caregiver sits with elderly person” title_text=”Finding professional help for elderly loved ones”] [/et_pb_image][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] How to Tell if a Senior Needs Assistance Although aging is a gradual process it sometimes seems as if…

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What are ADLs and IADLs?

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”Row”][et_pb_column type=”1_3″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] The basic ADLs include: 1. Eating 2. Bathing 3. Dressing 4. Continence 5. Using the restroom 6. Transferring (the ability to move oneself) [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type=”2_3″][et_pb_image admin_label=”Image” src=”https://www.primemedicalalert.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/31397244_xxl.jpg” show_in_lightbox=”off” url_new_window=”off” use_overlay=”off” animation=”off” sticky=”off” align=”right” force_fullwidth=”off” always_center_on_mobile=”on” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid” alt=”Elderly Woman Walking Across Street, performing ADLs”…