There’s no doubt that strokes are life-changing for millions of elderly Americans each year. When the blood supply is blocked from the brain, the brain cells begin to die, which causes serious physical side effects. Elderly adults who survive a stroke are looking at months and even years to recover just some of their physical abilities. Family caregivers that want their aging loved one to be comfortable, safe and healthy while recovering at home from their stroke often turn to elderly ...
If you have an older adult family member, one of the things you may worry about is them falling. Falls are the number one cause of injuries that lead to death. But, there are many steps you can take to keep your loved one from suffering a fall. In fact, you don’t even have to do it alone because an elder care provider can also help with fall prevention. Here are some ways elder care can help.
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Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is more complicated than a lot of arthritis types. Arthritis itself is about inflammation of the joints like knees and fingers. However, RA doesn’t just affect the joints.
What RA does is attack the lining of the joints. This can do damage to the bone itself. Too, rather than just inflaming the joints, RA can affect many more areas of the body including the heart, lungs, kidneys, eyes, blood vessels, bone marrow, and even the skin.
RA is caused by ...