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 Signs Your Parent Might be Struggling with Dental Pain

Home Care in Springfield VA: One of the most important tasks that you will complete as a family caregiver is identifying when your elderly parent might be struggling with challenges or health issues so that you can help them to take the appropriate steps to manage those issues and resolve them in the best way possible. This is particularly important if your senior struggles with challenges or limitations that prevent them from being able to express what they are going through, such as dementia, cognitive functioning decline, or communication problems.

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The Symptoms and Solutions of Dehydration

Elderly Care in Arlington VA: Dehydration is quite common in seniors and it can lead to several health issues and further complicate existing problems. Because the total body water decreases as people age, seniors can get dehydrated more quickly than younger adults do. Dehydration can cause a lot of problems with seniors, from constipation and urinary tract infections to kidney stones, respiratory conditions, slower wound healing and dizziness which lead to falls. Family caregivers need to take steps to ensure that their senior loved one is properly hydrated, especially in warm summer weather.

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Volunteering Leads to Better Health for Seniors

Elderly Care in Fairfax VA: The Corporation for National and Community Service says that 18.7 million older adults are currently volunteering their time and collectively gave three billion hours of service between 2008 and 2010. Is your parent one of those 18.7 million? If not, you may want to encourage them to get involved because it may just improve their health!

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What is Multiple Sclerosis?

Senior Care in Arlington VA: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease that can affect a person at any age, though it is most likely to be diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 60. Experts say that current evidence about MS indicates that people with the disease have a normal lifespan. In fact, nine percent of people with MS are over the age of 65. If your parent has received a new diagnosis of MS or if you are newly caring for your elderly parent with MS, you may be wondering just what the disease is and how it affects your parent.

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