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10 Signs of Elderly Depression to Watch For

Has Mom or Dad seemed more “down” than normal? Maybe they’re unusually quiet or seem to be withdrawing from activities that they usually enjoy. While it can be easy to write off behavior changes as being a part of the aging process, you might actually be seeing signs that your aging parent is depressed. 10…

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Flu Prevention For Seniors

How to Protect Your Parents During Flu Season No one enjoys getting the flu, but the illness can be particularly dangerous for those over 65. The flu can lead to issues like pneumonia and dehydration, and can make pre-existing conditions like asthma worse. Luckily, there are a number of ways that you can help to…

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Medication & Pill Reminder Tips for the Elderly | Cahoon Care

Medication & Pill Reminder Tips to Keep Your Elderly Parents Healthy Many seniors depend on medications to stay healthy. But medications are only helpful if seniors receive the correct doses at the correct times. Missing doses or taking too much medication can pose serious health risks. Taking medication accurately is a serious issue that many…

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Safe Disposal of Unwanted / Unused Medications

Anyone who’s ever taken prescription medicines has had to deal with the problem of how to dispose of unwanted or expired medications. There are several dangers to improper disposal or not disposing of them at all: Risk of accidently poisoning children or pets Risk of them being taken and misused by teens or adults Risk…

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Promising Trials in Field of Alzheimer’s Research

I had the pleasure of attending the Alzheimer’s Association Spring Research Forum, naïve as it may seem for me to use the word pleasure in the same sentence as Alzheimer’s disease, there was a real sense of hope throughout the audience listening to the panel of research doctors discuss their updates, findings and breakthroughs. Alzheimer’s…

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Drink Up Everybody!

Drink plenty of water to avoid UTI’s. Between the hot summer air that we’re now experiencing in New England, and the cold winter air just past, it is important for people of all ages to remember to stay hydrated every day. But for seniors, it is especially important. Many seniors try to limit the amount…

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