What You Should Know about Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries, also referred to as TBIs, are incredibly dangerous injuries that are, unfortunately, particularly common among elderly adults. There are many reasons why seniors tend to be more vulnerable to these injuries, but as a family caregiver it is critical that you understand these injuries, how they occur, and how they can impact…

Four Ways to Naturally Lower Cholesterol Levels

At your dad’s last checkup, his cholesterol levels came in higher than desired. His doctor recommended making some dietary changes before putting him on a prescription cholesterol medication. Here are four ways to naturally lower cholesterol levels. 1. Lose Weight. Getting to a healthy weight can help lower cholesterol levels. It’s not a guarantee, but…

The Truth About Diabetes Myths

Helping a senior with diabetes can be difficult, especially since there’s so much false information out there concerning the condition. Being a better family caregiver to someone with diabetes depends on having the correct information. If you’re confused about what to believe and what not to, below are some myths about diabetes and the truth…

Is Your Parent Really at Increased Risk of Hepatitis C?

Whether you have been caring for your elderly parent for years or you have just gotten started on your caregiver journey with them, something that you have likely heard about is the risk of Hepatitis C. Understanding this risk and why it might be more pressing for your parent can help you to take important…

Parkinson’s and Weight Loss

Dad’s Parkinson’s has been getting worse lately. He seems to be having even more tremors than usual, and he is withdrawing into himself. He doesn’t really want to talk to anyone or do anything with the family, and, even more worrisome, he seems to be losing a lot of weight. Weight loss is a very…

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