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When a loved one is having trouble swallowing, doctors often recommend thickening their meals and drinks to avoid choking and aspiration of particles into the lungs. Use these tips to encourage them to eat and learn how to pick the right thickening agent.

Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress slowly and unpredictably, which makes it hard for families and even doctors to determine when to bring in hospice. These guidelines can help you decide if a loved one is a candidate for end-of-life care.

Difficulties with swallowing, called dysphagia, can affect one’s ability to eat and pose risks like choking and aspiration pneumonia. Learn the signs of dysphagia and how to help your loved one eat and drink safely.

Seniors may believe that their inoculation days are over, but keeping up with recommended vaccine schedules throughout our lives is just as imperative as receiving those initial doses as children.

Sepsis is the most common cause of death in hospitalized patients in the United States. Awareness of causes, symptoms and treatment is crucial because septic shock can develop and become life-threatening in a very short time.

Vaccines the CDC recommends for 6 preventable diseases, along with dosages and scheduling.

There is a lot of misinformation surrounding the prevention and treatment of influenza. Get your facts straight and learn how to protect yourself and your loved ones from this nasty viral infection.

Seniors over age 65 are at a much higher risk for developing and possibly dying from pneumonia. Learn what factors can contribute to this risk and how you can protect your loved one from falling ill.