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  • It is frightening to watch an aging loved one lose their ability to talk, respond or communicate in any manner, but the powers of touch and hearing can help family caregivers continue to connect with seniors who have aphasia.

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  • Pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, are a painful and potentially very serious medical condition. Family caregivers offer their best tips for caring for a senior who is experiencing bed sores.

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  • C. diff infections are on the rise in hospitals and nursing homes, and ill seniors are particularly vulnerable to this persistent bug. Use these best hygiene and antibiotic practices to keep your loved one and yourself healthy.

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  • For many seniors excess fluid retention is a serious problem. Know the signs of edema and what medical and lifestyle options can minimize swelling and discomfort.

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