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Inflammation

The body's response to harmful stimuli such as bacteria, viruses, allergens, and/or irritants.
  • Unchecked inflammation can wreak havoc on your body and has been linked to a variety of illnesses, from arthritis to Alzheimer's. Discover important dietary and lifestyle changes that can help regulate your inflammatory reponse.
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  • Unchecked inflammation can wreak havoc on your body and has been linked to a variety of illnesses, from arthritis to Alzheimer's. Discover important dietary and lifestyle changes that can help regulate your inflammatory reponse.
  • 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.
  • Minor bloating after a salty meal is pretty standard, but for millions of Americans, excess fluid retention is a serious problem. Know the signs of edema and what medical and lifestyle options can minimize swelling and discomfort.
  • Probiotics and digestive enzymes are two popular treatment options for individuals who experience tummy troubles and wish to improve their overall gut health. Learn how these supplements work, what benefits they offer, and how to purchase them.
  • It is normal to be constipated from time to time, but when this condition lasts for a prolonged period or worsens significantly, it can be extremely uncomfortable and even require medical attention.
  • Mental health is a complex area of medicine, but there are steps caregivers can take to learn about mental illness, support their loved ones and ensure they get necessary treatments.
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  • Specific vitamins can have a significant positive (or negative) impact on your health. Learn what each one does, how to spot a deficiency, and what foods you should add to your diet to make sure you're meeting your nutritional requirements.
  • Dietary requirements change throughout your life. Use this chart to ensure you're eating a balanced diet and giving your body the vitamins, minerals and nutrients it needs to stay healthy.
  • Our nutritional needs and preferences change throughout our lives, but how do we know what our bodies need more (and less) of as we get older? A registered dietitian offers 8 easy diet tweaks for improving your health and quality of life.
  • A dietitian with caregiving experience offers her tips on cooking for an aging loved one whose diet is complicated by medical conditions and changing nutritional needs.
  • 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.
  • Juicing is a healthy option for caregivers and seniors who are looking to boost the nutritional content in their diets. There are countless combinations of fruits and vegetables that can provide beneficial antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.
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  • When a loved one is nearing the end of their life, it can be difficult to know what kind of care to arrange for them and where. Hospice, palliative care, home-based care, hospital-based care, and long-term care facilities are all viable options.
  • These strategies can be used to help plan final arrangements for yourself and your loved ones. Frank discussions about funeral planning are wise to have at any age. Don't put it off until it is too late.
  • Words often fail us when someone we love is approaching the end of life. Experts and experienced caregivers share their insights on how to provide support during this delicate time.
  • Planning a funeral involves making decisions about a loved one’s legacy while under considerable emotional stress. Understanding what must be taken care of and making arrangements in advance can expedite the process and minimize costs.
  • When a loved one is nearing the end of their life, caregivers and family members often have many questions. This guide to end-of-life care addresses the most common concerns regarding the dying process.
  • 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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