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Posts by Mary Griffin

A Simple Safety Improvement for Most Seniors

Just because a person is in their 70s or 80s doesn’t mean they have to really slow down. However, strength and balance can diminish with age. As people get older, their muscles start to decline, even if they’re working out regularly. It becomes harder to add muscle and extremely difficult with each passing year to…

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What Habits Could Prevent Mom from Recovering?

Your mother’s doctor has certain expectations for her recovery. Unfortunately, she has certain habits that could potentially interfere with recovery, leading to an increased risk of a readmission. That’s the last thing you want for her. A ‘hospital readmission’ basically refers to any time somebody needs to be readmitted within 30 days of their discharge.…

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When Life Takes an Unexpected Twist: A Caregiver’s Story

When Clara was 46, her mother was hospitalized. Her father was no longer in the picture, and since Clara lived only a couple of miles away from her mother, she never thought twice about supporting her. In fact, at first she was excited about the opportunity to be a caregiver for her mother; she wanted…

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Emotions Can Interfere with Quality Alzheimer’s Care

It’s not going to be easy supporting somebody with Alzheimer’s. Early on, shortly after diagnosis, the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease may seem relatively mild and the senior might only need a few simple reminders about what needs to be done, conversations they had, and even appointments that are coming up. Eventually, though, things…

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Could Incontinence Lead to Safety Issues for Seniors?

When a person thinks about incontinence, either for themselves, an aging parent or other family member, or even a friend, they might think about embarrassment issues, discomfort, and other factors, but how likely would they think about safety? For seniors, safety should always be a top concern, whether they live at home alone, with a…

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