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Senior Safety: Superbugs

Seniors are a particularly vulnerable demographic, as their immune systems are slowly deteriorating, which leaves them susceptible to catching illnesses. One in particular, the superbug, is so named because it describes a microbe that’s either resistant or immune to modern medicine.
What is a Superbug?

Superbugs have two definitions: the first comes from the …

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Caring for Family Members with Alzheimer’s

Living with someone who has Alzheimer’s is far from easy, but when you’re the main caregiver, life can feel downright impossible sometimes. Here’s a quick guide on how to alleviate stress in different areas.
Bathing

Prepare. Bathing can be a traumatic time for some people and the more you can do to make your family member feel …

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Top Issues Currently Affecting Seniors

In separate pieces, the United States government and National Council on Aging published information on the most common issues that affect seniors.
 
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The U.S. government, on Nov. 12, 2013, updated their list of …

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Palliative Care a Hot-Button Issue in North America

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Palliative care, the type of care administered to people with the aim of preventing and relieving pain and suffering, is a much-debated topic across North America. What first seems like a no-brainer – improving the quality of life for the ill – is an issue that goes much deeper than that.
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What is Palliative Care?

For people …

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