Itching. Hiccupping. Changes in sleep and appetite. These are just some of the seemingly innocuous warning flags that may perhaps indicate kidney disease. And with as many as 20 million people in the United States alone managing the disease, plus many more who are not yet diagnosed, it’s essential that individuals experiencing these symptoms bring them to the attention of the physician.
Like they say, we are what we eat, and for people with kidney disease, it is vitally important that an effective dietary plan is implemented to decrease symptoms, including an upset stomach, pain, swelling and more. Additionally, sticking to a kidney-healthy diet might even slow down the development of the disease.
Almost 50 percent of all people in the United States have one of the three top risk factors of heart disease: high blood pressure, smoking, and high LDL cholesterol. Too many people make poor lifestyle choices each day that negatively affect their heart. Poor diet, excessive alcohol intake, and physical inactivity are just a few things that can do permanent damage. It’s easy to forget to put into practice the…
When someone you love experiences a stroke or heart attack, you will likely want to focus on a list of steps that can be taken to make sure that the damaged heart heals. You will also want to address the lifestyle choices that contributed to the heart attack and make the appropriate lifestyle changes after a heart attack. Advanced Home Health Care’s experts in elderly care in Burlington and the…
If someone you love is battling cancer, they may be experiencing several troubling side effects from the treatment they are receiving, and you will want to do what you can to help ease these symptoms. While just being there with them to provide comfort and companionship is in itself extremely helpful, there are additional steps you can take.
Receiving a diagnosis of cancer is life-altering, and having a network of support is crucial. When someone you love is undergoing treatment for cancer, you may feel unsure how to best support the person without overstepping boundaries or causing them to feel uncomfortable for any reason. What can you do to best help someone you love through a cancer diagnosis? Our experts in home care and memory care in Mt….
The holidays are an ideal time to spend time with friends and family, but it’s not quite what you would call a relaxing time of year. The hustle and bustle, from shopping to social gatherings to family get-togethers, can be incredibly stressful and leave you feeling overwhelmed during the holidays, and when you have someone you love to care for, your own tasks can be neglected.
It’s the most merry and bright time of the year! However, if you’re one of the millions of people in the U.S. who is caring for an older loved one, the approaching holiday season may feel more like the most stress-filled time of the year. Carving out time for self-care for family caregivers is often relegated to the very bottom of the to-do list, but the home care professionals at…
Out of all the effects of Alzheimer’s disease, perhaps one of the most worrying is the person’s tendency for wandering and the potential dangers that may occur in the event that the senior becomes confused or lost.
Communicating with a senior loved one struggling with all the challenges of Alzheimer’s, particularly in the middle and later stages, is often frustrating – both for you personally as well as for the person with Alzheimer’s. Brain changes impact the ability to listen, process, and respond to conversations, and it’s up to us to implement different approaches to communicating with someone with Alzheimer’s to more successfully connect with them.