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Communicating with an aging parent who cannot speak

Communicating with an aging parent who cannot speak

Learn about non-verbal ways to communicate. AgingCare.com published an article discussing the difficulties of communicating with an aging parent who cannot speak. This painful situation presents new challenges. The article says that, “Many of us are coping with elders who can no longer communicate. Whether from

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HOW TO WATCH FOR THE ONSET OF ARTHRITIS IN YOUR AGING PARENTS

HOW TO WATCH FOR THE ONSET OF ARTHRITIS IN YOUR AGING PARENTS

  When it comes to arthritis, early intervention is a big advantage. Yahoo Heath reported online that “One in five adults — 50 million Americans — has been diagnosed with arthritis.” Learn how to watch for the onset of arthritis in your aging parents so they can begin getting help as quickly

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How to persuade an aging parent to use hearing aids

How to persuade an aging parent to use hearing aids

A helpful tool – but they need to be used Do you have an aging parent who needs but chooses not to use hearing aids? It seems that hearing aids would be a snatched-up solution aging parents would use to enhance the enjoyment of life. Sometimes that is not the

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Tips for flu protection

Tips for flu protection

It’s a bad year for flu. Welcome to winter! We hear a lot of news about how intense flu is this year. While the best protection still is a flu shot, there are still tips for flu protection that may help protect you and your aging parents. Medline Plus published

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How to prevent readmission to hospital

How to prevent readmission to hospital

A common situation. Are you aware of how common it is for aging parents to return to the hospital soon after being discharged? An article published by Medline Plus says that, “One in five older Americans readmitted within a month — often for symptoms unrelated to the original illness.” When

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How COPD is treated

How COPD is treated

Ways to manage If your aging parent was diagnosed with COPD, you may be anxiously awaiting more information about what next. The National Institute of Health published an article about how COPD is treated. The article says that, “Although there is no cure for COPD, treatments and lifestyle changes can

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