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Research: Seniors May Add Years by Quitting Smoking

Don’t give up the battle to quit smoking, seniors. Nearly every study shows that for each day of continuous smoke-free living, you will live longer no matter how long you have smoked.

Support Can Help Stressed-Out Spouses of Cancer Patients

For those who are taking care of a spouse who is seriously ill, a good piece of advice is to make sure that caregiver stays as healthy – physically and mentally – as possible. That’s why respite help is so important. Home Instead CAREGiversSM are often called to give weary family caregivers a break.

I've been caring for my mother, who has dementia, for five years. Now I have breast cancer. How do I continue to care for my mom while focusing on my own health?

Question:  My mom came to live with me, my husband and two older children five years ago after she had a minor stroke. Her memory is affected and she has other health issues, including dementia. Lack of support from my siblings has always added stress to my life. Now I have stage four breast cancer…

Study Reveals Home-Based Intervention Helps Senior Cancer Survivors

More older adults than ever are surviving cancer. But seniors must maintain a proper diet and exercise to stay healthy. The support of a Home Instead® CAREGiverSM  also can help.

Staying Active Can Reduce Colon Cancer Risk, Study Reveals

Colon cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer in the United States. However, there are many ways to reduce the risk of colon cancer. One is exercise. Make sure your senior is doing all he or she can do to minimize the risks of cancer. Home care is a great market for those who are looking to help older adults prevent disease and stay healthy.

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