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Without requiring extensive modifications, caregivers can use thoughtful design to transform an elderly relative's home space into a supportive environment that optimizes independence and allows for senior occupants to safely age in place.

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Parkinson's Disease causes tremors, trembling and impaired balance. Get information on symptoms, diagnosis and treatments for this progressive neurological disorder.

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The premise behind homeopathy is that it can stimulate the body's own self-healing responses. Thousands of people swear by it, but there are some things you should consider before opting for these treatments. Use this guide to decide if homeopathic medicine is right for you or your loved one.

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This list of useful organizations and resources for caregivers and their aging loved ones will help you find support and information for every aspect of your caregiving journey.

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If your loved one has a specific illness and you'd like to find some support for providing them with care, these national organizations can help.

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Hypertension is nicknamed the silent killer. Caregivers should take a proactive role in helping seniors monitor their blood pressure to ensure hypertension is treated and controlled.

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Information and advice for coping with some of the most common challenges faced by family caring for an aging loved one with Alzheimer’s or other dementia.

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A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye that affects vision in elderly people. Left untreated, cataracts can greatly impact vision, making driving, walking and other daily activities dangerous for elders.

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Surgery is the only effective treatment for blurry vision caused by cataracts. Here's what caregivers and their elderly loved ones can expect before, during and after this procedure.

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Depression is common in seniors, but it is not a normal part of aging. If you suspect an elderly loved one is suffering from depression, look for these symptoms.

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Multi-infarct dementia is a type of vascular dementia caused by numerous small strokes in the brain. The damage to brain tissue significantly impairs an elder's memory.

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In addition to traditional cancer treatments, some people try alternative medicine, or complementary therapies.

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A safe living environment will ensure that a loved one diagnosed with Alzheimer's can remain in their home as long as possible. Adapting the home environment may be easier than trying to adapt behaviors as the disease progresses.

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The uncontrollable shaking and tremors associated with Parkinson's disease are also present in several other senior health conditions.

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Parkinson's is a progressive disease, and symptoms worsen over time. This commonly used system describes the stages of Parkinson's and what symptoms to expect during each phase.

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When deciding on the hospice program that is right for you, ensure the goal of end-of-life care is to help people who are dying have peace, comfort and dignity.

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One of the most common injuries suffered by caregivers in a home setting is back injuries caused by lifting or transferring another person.

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A continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP machine is a common treatment for sleep apnea.

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Without proper support, caregiving can take a toll on your health and your psyche. Burnout is a caregiver’s worst enemy, but resources like counseling can help you provide high-quality care and achieve emotional stability.

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Even if you live hundreds of miles away, you can still help your elderly parents with their medical care. Healthcare experts recommend that you start by learning as much as you can about your parent's illness, current treatments, and its likely course.

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