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What to Do When Your Parent Refuses Help

What to Do When Your Parent Refuses Help Eugene had run the family farm for decades. Even now, at the age of 84, he still took charge of chores around the house. But, after his wife died, his health began…
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Could your aging parents have diabetes
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Could Your Aging Parent Have Diabetes?

Could Your Aging Parent Have Diabetes? According to the American Diabetes Association, almost 10 percent of people in the United States have diabetes. 12 million of those people are aged 65 or older. Though there are different kinds of diabetes,…
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5 side effect of cancer treatment
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5 Side Effects of Cancer Treatment

5 Side Effects of Cancer Treatment & How to Cope with Them When an older adult is diagnosed with cancer, family members often find themselves unexpectedly filling the role of caregiver. Cancer treatment can be extremely difficult and often results…
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ways for caregivers to care for themselves
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8 Ways for Caregivers to Care for Themselves

8 Ways for Caregivers to Care for Themselves It’s a fact that family caregivers are more prone to illness than most people. The problem is that they tend to focus on the health of the older adult for whom they…
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understanding high blood pressure
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High Blood Pressure

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Understanding & Managing High Blood Pressure High blood pressure, or hypertension, refers to the pressure that the blood places on the walls of arteries as it flows through them. Approximately one in every three adults over 20-years-old in the United…
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