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Do You Know What FAST Means?

Homecare in Buford GA: What FAST Means

It’s estimated that close to 800,000 men and women have a stroke each year in the U.S. The majority of these strokes occur in people 65 or older. While a stroke can kill a person, a fast response can make a difference. This is where FAST comes in. FAST is a medical acronym used to…

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Five Defensive Driving Tips for Seniors

Home Care Services in Lawrenceville GA: Senior Defensive Driving

Driving defensively puts your aging adult in a situation in which she’s far more able to avoid problems in the road ahead of her. If she’s not already using defensive driving techniques, some of these ideas can help her get back in that frame of mind.     Know When to Avoid Driving There are…

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Delicious Diabetes-Friendly Snacks

Home Health Care in Flowery Branch GA: Diabetes-Friendly Snacks

Everyone needs a snack now and then. They might not have eaten enough at their last meal or have expended all of their calories by doing something active. Whatever causes your aging relative to feel a little hungry, offering a snack can fill that void. For many caregivers, choosing a snack isn’t difficult. However, if…

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Eggs: Good or Bad for Cholesterol?

Elderly Care in Gainesville GA: Eggs Good Or Bad

In the past, eggs were villainized for their cholesterol content. Doctors believed that eating them contributed to high blood cholesterol levels. Then, in 2015, experts said that research didn’t support limiting the amount of cholesterol people eat. After that, eggs became a popular way of increasing protein in low-carb diets. In fact, recent data shows…

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Can Older Adults Develop Asthma?

Senior Care in Braselton GA: Senior Asthma

When asked to picture someone with asthma, most people would probably think of a child or a nerdy character from television. Most are unlikely to imagine an older adult wheezing and using an inhaler. However, people of any age can develop asthma, even your elderly family member. Knowing more about asthma and its symptoms could…

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You’re a Caregiver and You Matter

Caregiver in Cumming GA: Taking Care of Yourself

How often have you as a caregiver put your needs or wants behind those of everyone else in your life? Probably more often than you want to admit. It’s time to remind yourself that yes, you’re a caregiver, but you still matter. Eat at Regular Intervals. When did you last eat a real meal? You…

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5 Random Acts of Kindness Seniors Can Perform

Elderly Care in Buford GA: Random Acts of Kindness

It’s difficult to say exactly how random acts of kindness became a part of American culture. According to some, it started when a woman in California wrote “practice random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty” on a placemat in a restaurant back in the 1980s. From there, the saying spread to bumper stickers…

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