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7 Tips to Reduce the Stress of Incontinence Caregiving

As people age, their ability to control bladder and bowel functions can decrease for a variety of reasons. Sometimes, the reason is reversible (such as a urinary tract infection). Other times, the situation can’t be changed. If you’re providing care for a loved one with incontinence, you can take steps to minimize stress on both of you. These seven tips may help you cope.

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Flu Season Can Hit Seniors Hard

While the flu can get anyone down, older adults may be particularly vulnerable to the effects of these viruses, which could turn deadly fast. If you’re a senior or a caregiver to an older loved one, be sure you’re doing all you can to protect against the flu.

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Common Senior Conditions that Contribute to Hospitalization and Readmissions

While a number of factors can contribute to a senior's readmission to a hospital after being transitioned home, there are six common conditions that are the most prevalent causes.

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Post Hospital Stay Warning Signs

Both you and your senior loved one will likely be happy and relieved once he or she is discharged from the hospital. However, the first 48 hours back home are absolutely critical for both of you.

10 Practical Coping Solutions for Chronic Conditions

4 COPD Management Tips for Caregivers (Canada)

4 COPD Management Tips for Caregivers

Physical Should Follow Death of Spouse

The death of a spouse can have a dramatic and negative impact on an older adult. That’s why family caregivers should keep a close eye on a parent who has lost a spouse. A good first step is a doctor’s physical.

How to Avoid Depression Due to Chronic Illness

Signs of Depression Checklist

Depression in the elderly is a widespread problem, but is not often recognized or treated, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). A number of life changes can increase the risk for depression, or make existing depression worse. Caring for a spouse or family member also can add to those feelings of depression.

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