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Living With Your Home Care Aide

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You’ve made the decision to let an aide come into your home to assist. That was hard enough. Now you’re getting apprehensive about what to expect when the aide arrives for work. If you don’t have experience with in-home assistance, all sorts of “worst case scenarios” are whirling about in […]

Hyperthermia: Too Hot For Your Health

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During the summer, it is important for everyone, especially older adults and people with chronic medical conditions, to be aware of the dangers of hyperthermia. Hyperthermia is an abnormally high body temperature caused by a failure of the heat-regulating mechanisms in the body to deal with the heat coming from […]

Alzheimer’s: Bathing, Dressing, Grooming

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At some point, people with Alzheimer’s disease will need help with bathing, grooming, and dressing. Because these are private activities, people may not want help. They may feel embarrassed about being naked in front of caregivers. They also may feel angry about not being able to care for themselves. BATHING […]