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Health Issues

Does ALS Affect the Brain?

Elderly Care in Blaine MN: Does ALS Affect the Brain?

Elderly Care in Blaine MN: If you have a family member who has been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), you’re probably aware that the disease will affect their ability to move their muscles. Eventually, the disease will rob them of the freedom to walk, use their hands, and it may even make them unable to communicate verbally. What you may not know is that ALS can also affect cognitive, or thinking, abilities.

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What Types of Delusions Might Your Senior with Parkinson’s Disease Experience?

Senior Care in Fairmont MN: Parkinson's Disease and Delusions

Senior Care in Fairmont MN: Approximately 20 to 30% of those living with Parkinson’s disease will experience visual hallucinations as a part of their progression with the disease. A less common form of psychosis in Parkinson’s disease is delusions. Affecting approximately 8% of those living with the disease, delusions are irrational or uncontrolled thoughts and beliefs that are not based on reality.

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Supporting Your Parent as You Wait for Cancer Screening Results

Elder Care in Fairmont MN: Cancer Screening

Elder Care in Fairmont MN: People often say that the unknown is the most frightening thing that you can face. This is clearly evidenced in waiting for the results of a cancer screening. If your elderly parent is preparing to undergo a cancer screening they will face a period of time during which they are waiting for the result. This can be a nerve-wracking and emotionally challenging time for your senior, and as their family caregiver it is important that you are there for them and help them through this time.

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What You Should Know About the Flu

Senior Care in Marshall MN: Things to Know About the Flu

Senior Care in Marshall MN: Each year the fall and winter season can bring with it a danger that can strike quickly and cause devastating consequences. This is flu season, and this year the illness has been particularly severe, causing tremendous illness and even death throughout the country.

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What is COPD?

Elderly Care in Mankato MN: What is COPD?

Elderly Care in Mankato MN: If your parent was once a smoker or lived with a smoker, a concern that you might have heard their doctor discuss is COPD. Understanding what this condition is and how it impacts their health can help you to recognize the risks that your parent might face, the signs that they might be struggling with this condition, and what you can do as their family caregiver to help them manage their condition if COPD becomes a part of their life during their later years.

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Does Your Parent Need a Mammogram?

Home Care in Buffalo MN: Does Your Parent Need a Mammogram?

Home Care in Buffalo MN: Being proactive about health is one of the best things that anyone can do to protect themselves and support a healthier, more fulfilling, fuller life. If you are a family caregiver, encouraging your parent to be proactive and to take the steps that will help them to make the decisions about their health that are right for them can be one of your most valuable responsibilities.

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