Cancer treatments have been improved thanks to advances in research to be more effective and reduce side effects. However, there are still some misconceptions about cancer treatment. Here’s a look at some of the most common ones and the explanations behind them. Myth: Keeping a positive attitude is all it takes to beat cancer Truth:…

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People of the Western world suffer from heart disease as one of the major killers and it’s usually preventable. Choosing a healthy diet is essential and you should avoid foods that commonly cause heart disease. While there is very little scientific evidence that certain foods cause heart disease, many theories have been put forth. Not…

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It is important to recognize that people with autism spectrum disorders have characteristics that make life even more challenging for them. In order to help ensure they are receiving the best possible treatment, it is important to understand how to work with them. Individuals on the autism spectrum need extra empathy and patience from those…

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It’s hard not to graciously welcome the seasons when they come, especially when it comes to the weather. Autumn’s almost tangible energy brings with it the promise of new possibilities and opportunities. This season, take advantage of the rich variety of opportunities you can use as a time to express yourself to yourself and your…

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As you grow older, you may have vision problems or eye irritation. Often, aging and certain diseases and some cosmetic procedures affect the skin and muscles of the upper and lower eyelids. Blepharitis. Eyelid inflammation, or blepharitis, can occur due to swollen oil glands near the eyelid lash line, bacteria, or diseases like rosacea or seborrhea dermatitis.…

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In the decades ahead, as the number of people entering senior communities continues to rise, the need for quality, consistent caregiver training increases so that these communities and their caregivers are prepared to deliver the best possible care and services. Owners and operators of retirement communities must ensure that their employees have access to training…

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The number of people with Alzheimer’s is expected to grow exponentially in the United States by 2025, to over five million people. It is vital to provide trusted caregivers and their families with knowledge and skills for coping with this condition. It is incredibly important and challenging to provide care that leads to positive outcomes…

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Throughout our lives, we become more and more vulnerable to injury, sickness, and disease. Many things can happen with aging, such as loss of bone thickness and balance loss, both of which can lead to falls. Some of these issues can also be an issue with a loss of immune function. The state of our…

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Our sleep patterns change as we get older. We fall asleep earlier and stay asleep later than in our childhood. We may have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. We may have difficulty waking up throughout the night due to sleep fragmentation. Older adults may wake up tired and suffer from sleepiness throughout the day.…

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Our aged relatives need to foster a healthy personal care regime in order to maintain their dignity and sense of self-worth. Grooming typically comes to mind when we think of personal care, but there are many factors involved. Bathing, oral hygiene, toileting, and dressing are all aspects of grooming, as well as hygiene (including oral…

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