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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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The guidelines for normal and high blood pressure aren’t always black and white, especially for older adults. Caregivers should take an active role in helping seniors monitor their blood pressure to ensure hypertension is detected and treated promptly.

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Prostate problems are very common for seniors. The older males get, the more likely they are to be affected by this issue.

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High blood cholesterol on its own does not cause symptoms, so many people are unaware that their cholesterol level is too high. Learn what affects cholesterol levels in the blood and how you can control this health threat.

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A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is suddenly interrupted, or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts. Find out about the warning signs and risk factors.

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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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Although no treatment has been proven to stop or slow the progression of AD, some prescription drugs have been shown to help minimize behavioral symptoms for some patients over a limited period of time.

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What causes a heart attack, and what are a senior's chances of surviving one? The key is to act immediately.

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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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Diabetic retinopathy is the most common diabetic eye disease and a leading cause of blindness in elderly adults.

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Diabetes can harm the skin in two ways: through fluid loss and nerve damage.

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Nerve damage is a serious condition that is associated with diabetes and can lead many health problems.

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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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One out of every two women and one in four men over age 50 will suffer from osteoporosis, which causes brittle bones and increases risk of serious injuries from falls. Is your parent at risk?

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