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How to Avoid Alzheimer's Violence

Does Alzheimer's make people hit caregivers? No, caregivers make people with Alzheimer's feel driven to hit us. As caregivers, we must grow our own communication skills. With those, people with dementia won't feel they need to hit us. Read on for helpful guidelines.

The Fastest Head Lice Home Remedies

If you have ever had to deal with head lice, you know how difficult it can be to get rid of! With so many chemical treatments, you may have overlooked head lice home remedies, but sometimes these are the most effective. Since lice have grown immune to the chemicals, sometimes it works better to go t

Hiring a Reputable Homecare Service Can Help Prevent Elder Abuse

It's a sad truth that elderly individuals are abused by relatives, caretakers, and strangers-in and outside of their home. This abuse often goes unnoticed or unreported. According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, it is estimated that one to two million Americans over the age of sixty-five

Why Go For Care Homes?

As one starts to get older and enter the latter stages of their life, many will start to feel that living at home is a struggle as the-day-to-day tasks become increasingly difficult. Also, the fact that they are getting older will mean that living anywhere else becomes a massive challenge. The alter

A Guide to CPR Training

It takes less than eight minutes without sufficient oxygen to the brain for permanent damage to occur. With immediate and proper intervention (like the initiation of CPR), adequate blood circulation and thus oxygen can be restored to the brain and other critical organs of the body. Cardiopulmonary r

Georgia Health Care Power of Attorney

The Georgia advance directive for health care serves as the official state health care "power of attorney" document. The advance directive also serves as a living will. The document is used to communicate the medical care wishes of a Georgia resident in advance, to ensure that care is administered a

Music Therapy for Dementia Patients

Over the last many years therapists have been using and finding increasingly effective, music therapy for dementia sufferers. With the ongoing stages of dementia, many seniors find the slow decent into memory loss and the difficulty to perform simple tasks that they are certain were at one time seco

Reverse Mortgages and Medicaid

Many seniors are pitched the benefits of a "reverse mortgage" as a way to "unlock" the equity in their homes and pay for a better lifestyle. Does this make any sense? In what circumstances? What if one spouse needs to move into a nursing home? This articles discusses the importan

Eldercare Strategies

Learn the basics of eldercare.senior welder thinks about his project image by leemarusa from Fotolia.comIf you need to care for elderly loved ones but don't know what to do, it's important to devise a strategic approach to your problem. One place to start is research. Read up on the key...

Moving Mom - Elder Care Solutions For Aging Parents

What do we do with Dad? It's one of the most gut-wrenching and life-changing decisions any family caring for aging parents will make. From nursing homes to independent living, which elder care solution is right for you and your loved one?

Rate Doctors to Help Others

When you rate doctors, you allow the rest of your community to learn from your experience. You can steer business towards good docs and away from bad.

How to Measure Yourself For Compression Stockings the Right Way

Measuring yourself for compression stockings can be tricky. Getting a good fit is critical so that the stockings can work to improve blood flow, reduce varicose veins, and reduce blood pooling and swelling in the legs. Don't let inconvenience or access interfere with your compression garment pu

How Can You Cure A Yeast Infection Naturally

There are a few ways that you can use to cure yeast infection naturally but the main thing is to be sure that you have a yeast infection, so I will first try to answer to some of your questions: What is a yeast infection?Yeast infection also called Candidiasis is a infection caused by yeast of the C

Elderly Home Safety

A common concern for many aging Americans is the ability to live independently for as long as possible.You can help your elderly loved ones do this by taking extra precautions to keep their homes safe.

Mobility Scooter - No Start Troubleshooting

Modern mobility scooters are very reliable, but even the most reliable scooter can break down. This article shares some of the basic steps that you can take if your mobility scooter does not start.

Senior Home Care Tips: Fall Prevention In The Elderly

Senior falls are more common than you think it is - according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of three adults aged 65 and above falls every year. For those aged 65 and above, falls are the number one cause of injury death and are also the leading cause of nonfatal injuries

How to Get Rid of Sinus Infections

Your nose seems to have been stuffed with a dozen cotton swabs and somewhere inside your head, just beyond your nose, a throbbing time bomb seems to perennially tick. There seems to be some sort of pressure and pain in your eyes and nose. To top it all off, you feel like you're coming down with