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Home & Hearth Caregivers Uncovers the Myths and Benefits of Exercise for Seniors

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The gains of remaining physically active are substantial and apply to all of us, young and old alike. Too often when we hear experts make recommendations for people to become physically active, we incorrectly presume that they are suggesting that we become athletes, runners, or body builders. We could also erroneously believe that we need

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It’s Science: Social Activities for the Elderly Are Important.

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It seems intuitive to some people that interacting socially with others enhances wellbeing by maintaining connections to other people’s experiences, beliefs, challenges, humor, opinions, and a variety of other human occurrences. Now, studies are showing that social engagement with other people actually may enhance the wellness of your brain and your body. These results point

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Turn Up the Volume and Ease Dementia Symptoms

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Today, music is more accessible than ever before. For individuals who carry smartphones or tablets along with them everywhere they go, hundreds of thousands – if not tens of millions of songs – are just a finger swipe away. If you are a caretaker for a senior, your smartphone can easily become one of the

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3 Vision Impairments That Are Linked to Diabetes

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They say our eyes are the windows to the world, but we may take them for granted until our vision becomes compromised. Since diabetes can affect almost every part of the body, literally from head to toe, diabetics are at a greater risk for both minor vision impairments as well as blindness. If you or

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What Is Diabetes? Home & Hearth Caregivers Separates Facts from Fiction.

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“No cookies for you!” “You should stay away from eating bread, too!” With the rising number of diabetes diagnoses in America, the myths surrounding the disease seem to rise as well. For years, a number of common misconceptions about diabetes have added to the confusion in providing the best care, but the Illinois senior care

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Could You Be Suffering from Diabetes Care Burnout?

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From beginning to end, a day in the life of someone with diabetes is brimming with a range of tasks to keep the disease under control. Between medications, insulin injections, checking blood sugar levels, exercising, and handling nutritional requirements, it’s common to become overwhelmed. Home & Hearth Caregivers’ Illinois in-home elder care experts understand the

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Signs of Diabetes: Home & Hearth Caregivers Outlines Symptoms of Each Diabetes Type

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One of the common myths of diabetes is that it’s a one-size-fits-all condition. The reality, however, is that the symptoms, risk factors, and treatment plans can differ greatly between type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes. To help clarify, the Illinois senior home care experts at Home & Hearth Caregivers provide the following breakdown to

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Top Tips to Overcome Multiple Sclerosis Fatigue

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According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, multiple sclerosis fatigue affects as many as 80% of those with the disease. Particularly important to pay attention to as we begin to move into the warmer months of spring and summer, multiple sclerosis fatigue is often further aggravated by heat and humidity and tends to get worse

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Home & Hearth Caregivers Helps Those with Multiple Sclerosis Through Whole-Person Centered Care

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Many individuals living with multiple sclerosis depend on some level of assistance for their activities of daily living. A few hours a day of practical assistance from a professional caregiver who is trained in MS care can save energy sources from being drained. Nourishing a person’s mind, body and spirit are essential when helping a

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Life with MS: How to Enhance Comfort at Home

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Jane Austen once said, “There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.” And for someone experiencing life with MS, or any other chronic disease, comfort is essential, as is safety. If your loved one has been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, the first step in caregiving should be to make the appropriate modifications so

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