5 Tips for Communicating With an Alzheimer's Patient

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Communicating with a person with Alzheimer's disease can be frustrating at times. You may feel awkward and wonder if that person even understands what you are trying to say to him or her. However, if you stay patient and change the way you interact with the person, you can communicate more effectively. Here are five helpful tips for communicating with an Alzheimer's patient: Keep It Simple When talking to an Alzheimer's patient, it is important to keep sentences and phrases as simple as possible.

26 January 2017

3 Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Your 3D Ultrasound

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If you really want to see what your baby looks like, instead of scheduling a regular ultrasound, see if you can schedule a 3D ultrasound instead. A 3D ultrasound will allow you to really see your baby's features and get a sense of what your baby will look like long before they arrive. Here are some tips that will help you get the most out of your 3D ultrasound. Start Drinking Water Well In Advance Of Your Appointment

3 January 2016

3 Things Parents Need To Know About Little League Elbow Syndrome

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Organized sports are a good way to make sure your child gets the exercise they need to stay healthy, but with sports, come sports injuries. One injury that your child may develop is little league elbow syndrome, also known as medial epicondylitis, and overuse injury. Here are three things you need to know about this injury. What are the signs of little league elbow syndrome? If your child experiences little league elbow syndrome, they will complain that their elbow is sore.

1 December 2015

Three Reasons Why Eye Exams Should Be On Your Back-To-School Checklist

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While you are busy shopping for supplies and clothes for the new school year, you should consider scheduling an eye exam for each of your children before the school year starts. Here are three reasons why a visit to the optometrist or ophthalmologist should be on your back-to-school checklist. Poor Vision Can Lead To Problems In The Classroom If your child isn't able to see the chalkboard clearly or read the text in school books, he or she will have a difficult time keeping up with the rest of the class.

14 September 2015

3 Beliefs That Can Stand In The Way Of Recovery

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Statistics show that 23.5 million Americans struggle to overcome a drug or alcohol addiction. With so many people fighting the addiction battle, treatment options are becoming more available than ever before. Unfortunately, some core beliefs could be standing in the way of recovery. Here are three beliefs that you need to set aside in order to overcome your own drug or alcohol addiction in the future. 1. The belief that sobriety will fix your problems

4 June 2015

Funeral Pre-Planning When You Choose Cremation

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When you've chosen to be cremated, you'll need to adjust your funeral plans. While you won't be buried in a casket, there are some other creative ways to dispose of the cremains. Here are some points to consider when including a cremation in your funeral plans. Do You Want A Viewing? You can still choose to have a viewing before the cremation occurs. Some facilities have special coffins available for this purpose.

10 February 2015

3 Ways To Protect Your Delicate Eyelids From The Sun

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If you are concerned about protecting your skin from the sun (and everyone should be), then you likely make sure you wear sunscreen on your face daily. Do you apply it to your eyelids? Many people don't, because typical sunscreens can sting your eyes. Eyelids are highly susceptible to skin cancer. Try one of the following ways of protecting your eyelids from the sun when you cannot wear typical sunscreen on them.

5 February 2015

Start Using Assisted Living Services Sooner Rather Than Later

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Nowadays, most people hire assisted living facilities only when an urgent need arises. For example if it's becoming complicated for you to provide your senior relative with the same level of care as before. Usually your next move will be to start searching a local retirement community that can serve your relative's care needs. While these services are literally accessible at anytime, it's important that you determine how to use them efficiently.

3 February 2015

Four Misconceptions That May Keep You From Seeking Hospice Care

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Having a loved one that is sick can take a toll on your emotions and your physical well-being. You don't want to admit they are sick, and especially when they are so sick that hospice family care becomes an option. For many people, hospice care misconceptions keep them from moving forward with this care option. Here are four misconceptions or myths you may have heard and the truth about each misconception.

29 January 2015

3 Must-Have Mountain Biking Accessories To Stay Safe

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Do you love mountain biking? If so, you've probably learned that to get the most out of your experience, you need more than just a bike and a helmet. Almost anything can happen when you're biking through tough and secluded terrain. You can get lost. You can stay out longer than you expected and it can get dark on you. You can ride over a sharp stick or rock and get a flat tire.

23 January 2015