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Understanding Stroke: A Lifesaving Guide

Recognizing the signs of a stroke is paramount, considering it’s the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. and a major contributor to adult disability. Many strokes are preventable, occurring when blood flow to the brain is disrupted, damaging brain cells. Ischemic strokes, caused by blood clots or narrowed vessels, and hemorrhagic strokes, involving … Continue reading

Emergency Preparedness for Older Americans: A Guide to Getting Ready Today

The likelihood of recovering from an emergency tomorrow often hinges on planning and preparation today. While each person’s abilities and needs are unique, everyone can take steps to prepare for various emergencies, from fires and floods to potential terrorist attacks. This guide outlines commonsense measures that older Americans can take to start preparing for emergencies … Continue reading

Coping with Loneliness and Isolation in Senior Home Care: Strategies for Staying Connected

Loneliness and isolation can be major issues for seniors who are living at home and receiving care. Many seniors experience a decrease in social interaction and participation in activities as they age, which can lead to feelings of loneliness and depression. In this blog, we will explore strategies for coping with loneliness and isolation in … Continue reading

Break Free: Tame Your Nicotine Cravings with Over-the-Counter Nicotine Replacement Products

Nicotine is the addictive ingredient in tobacco that makes it hard to quit smoking. Using Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) can curb the cravings and help wean you off. Older smokers are less likely than younger smokers to attempt quitting. However, older smokers are more likely to be successful at it. It does not matter how … Continue reading