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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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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 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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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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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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Vital at every age for healthy bones, exercise is important for treating and preventing osteoporosis. Not only does exercise improve bone health, it also increases muscle strength, coordination, and balance.

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Reactive arthritis, also known as Reiter's Syndrome, is caused by the body's reaction to an infection elsewhere in the body.

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What is hematuria and should caregivers be concerned if their elderly parent has it?

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Finding out that a loved one has Alzheimer’s disease can be stressful, frightening, and overwhelming. Take these steps for coping with a dementia diagnosis that will protect you, your family and your loved one.

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The early symptoms of kidney disease often go unnoticed, but delays in medical treatment could result in organ failure. Learn to recognize the initial signs to ensure you seek treatment in a timely manner.

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Diabetes is the number one cause of chronic kidney (or renal) failure in the U.S.

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Effective communication with the doctor is important for you and your family when someone you love suffers from dementia or Alzheimer's disease. Take a team approach to preparing for Dr. visits to better achieve your health care goals.

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Does pain cause depression, or does depression cause pain? Many research studies have been conducted to analyze the connection.

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Using wedges in shoes may not only reduce pain in the knees while walking, it may also slow the progression of knee osteoarthritis.

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There are many absorbent products, sometimes called "adult diapers" for seniors dealing with incontinence. Using the proper products is important in managing leaks, maintaining skin health and reducing embarrassment.

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Nocturnal enuresis is the medical term for bed wetting. This can be an embarrassing and messy issue for older adults, but there are several techniques that can be used to help remedy this problem.