Heart Failure

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The heart is a powerful, remarkable pump that constantly circulates blood throughout the body. Heart failure is caused when the heart no longer works (or pumps) the way it should. The organs and…

Chest Pain

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When a person is experiencing chest pain, their first thought is likely to be that they are having a heart attack. This is not always the case. Chest pain may be caused by…

Activities of Daily Living

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Every day, individuals need to do certain tasks in order to stay safe, clean, and healthy. These tasks are referred to as the activities of daily living (ADLs). This guide covers…

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care

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With people living increasingly longer lives, the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or some other type of dementia is a very real possibility. In fact, someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s almost…

Memory Care in Assisted Living and Nursing Homes

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Recent estimates suggest that half of all adults over the age of 85 years likely have some form of dementia, though it's common for the disease to go undiagnosed. Despite a high…

Anemia and Anemia Care

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Anemia is a deficiency in red blood cells or hemoglobin (an important protein in red blood cells). According to the World Health Organization, it affected 1/4 of the world's population between…

Long-Term Care For Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

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Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. More than 50% of individuals diagnosed with ALS live longer than three years after they are diagnosed, although the average life expectancy is…

Senior Medication Management

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Medications are a critical part of maintaining a high-quality life for many seniors. Seniors may take multiple medications for their chronic (expected to last a long time) or acute (sudden onset) conditions. They may…

About Arthritis

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Arthritis is a serious chronic degenerative joint disease that causes joint inflammation. This inflammatory arthritis often leads to joint pain (arthralgia) and decreased mobility. Patients may have difficulty lifting heavy items,…

Navigating Long-Term Cancer Care for Seniors

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Cancer is a group of diseases defined by abnormal growth that begins destroying healthy tissue. As of just a few years ago, scientists placed a person's lifetime risk of developing cancer at 38.5 percent,…

Angioplasty or Atherectomy Recovery

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When arteries become clogged or narrow, it is often necessary to reopen them to prevent pain and further complications. Angioplasty and atherectomy are common non-surgical methods of opening the arteries. According to…

About Atherosclerosis

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At the present time, heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. Over 600,000 people die of heart disease every year in the U.S. Atherosclerosis is one of the most common causes of heart disease and coronary…