Health & Fitness
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One of the most common dilemmas involved in caregiving is persuading aging parents or friends that they need outside help. Just the thought of their independence being in question is humiliating and terrifying to them.
An outpouring of support, thanks to the ice bucket challenge, is putting ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) at the forefront of awareness. And Chris Lamia of Spring Hill is thrilled with the results.
New parents face many decisions that will affect the health and well-being of their babies.
When a person ages, their skin becomes thinner. Thus, when some elderly people become bedridden, bedsores, also known as pressure sores or decubitus ulcers — can occur easily. These sores result from sustained pressure to a body area, which pr...
In my experience I have come across only one symptom of dementia that appears to be contagious, and that is mindset of “denial.”
It is no secret getting information about Medicare can be confusing. Agents and carriers may threaten you about getting penalties if you don’t enroll in Medicare as soon as you are eligible. When can you leave your group plan? What is a Medica...
Karen Smith has battled depression most of her life.
Xavier Borden is autistic. But the 8-year old enjoyed summer camp like his neuro-typical peers thanks to a special camp sponsored by YMCA of the Suncoast Hernando School Age Program.
When it comes to caring for individuals with dementia, I firmly believe we always should be looking at the “big picture.” A large part of the big picture often can include the necessity to stretch the truth by telling little white lies,...
It’s a well-known fact that alcohol abuse has a negative effect on cells at the front of the brain. The temporary result can be impaired judgment, poor decision-making and inappropriate behavior. Prolonged misuse can lead to dementia.
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