Electrode Implants May Now Be an Effective Stroke Treatment Option
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Electrode Implants May Now Be an Effective Stroke Treatment Option

For the first time ever, a treatment option that’s become increasingly popular in Parkinson’s patients - deep-brain stimulation - is being tested as a potential stroke treatment. Involving the implantation of an electrode that stimulates…
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Pain Management in the Elderly and the Dangers of Addiction

Is it possible you may have a preconceived notion of certain stereotypical groups of people? For instance, when you hear the words "drug addict", what immediately comes to mind? A young adult struggling to make it through daily living without…
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Are Sundowning Symptoms Disrupting Sleep? Try These Tips.

Those caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease know that as the day winds down, the stressors can ramp up. Sundowning, a common experience in dementia in which seniors become agitated, fearful, and restless during the evening hours,…
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Try These Timesaving Tips for Caregivers and Cut Back on Stress

"If only there were a few more hours in the day!" If you are in the "sandwich generation", most likely you can relate to this sentiment, as you are constantly juggling the needs of your children and the needs of your aging parents. The following…
Taking Care of Parents
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Taking Care of Parents? These Tips Can Help!

Since your mother gave up her car keys and is having difficulties moving around on her own, you and your siblings have made the decision to share the task of providing for her care needs. Someone has to take her to the doctor's office, grocery…

Could You Actually Be Using This Form of Elder Abuse on a Loved One?

Nowadays, everyone is talking about bullying and how to stop it. We’re now a zero tolerance society when it comes to bullying, and a rough and tough ten-year-old can no longer get away with teasing and tormenting his classmates. But perhaps…
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Addressing Elderly People as ‘Honey’ or ‘Dear’: Offensive or Sweet?

Sweetie, dear, honey - terms of endearment like these may very well be appreciated when spoken by our significant other or when said to our very young children, but how do elderly people respond to them? In a word, many are utterly offended.…
senior health care
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How to Advocate for Senior Health Care for a Loved One

Here at CareWorks Health Services in California, we have truly seen how often family caregivers can be "routinely marginalized and ignored within the health care system," which is a statement that can also be found in the latest report from…
Home Care
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Home Care Helps: Overcoming the Stigma of Mental Illness

It’s long been a hush-hush topic, and the stigmas continue today, but mental illness, in one form or another, affects at least tens of millions of Americans. As home care experts, in honor of National Mental Health Month, we at CareWorks Health…
Orange County Senior Care
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Inventive Orange County Senior Care: Transforming Everyday Items into Useful Tools for Seniors

Those who’ve ever invested some time with young children understand precisely what a treasure chest of creativity results from a basket loaded with an assortment of odds and ends. Popsicle sticks, buttons, clothes pins, and paper clips can…