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Image: How to Help Your Child with Substance Abuse

When you discover that your child is involved in substance abuse, the ramifications can be huge. For many it feels like their world has stopped and they can’t help but blame themselves. This is not the answer though, here is a helpful guide of effective steps that you can take.   Read More...


Image: Nutritional Deficiencies Associated With Old Age

As we age, it is important to continue choosing healthy foods. While many of us know this, older adults still have an increased risk of developing malnutrition. The reasons are many and varied. Not consuming the proper nutrient rich foods may be due to normal eating habit changes that occur as we age.   Read More...


Image: Tools for Medication Management

Medication Management can be one of the toughest jobs a caregiver has. Not only do you have to make sure prescriptions are filled, you have to also make sure that your loved one is actually taking them, not taking too many or not taking them at the wrong times!   Read More...


Image: Save Your Eyes with Food

Your mother may have been on the right track about carrots protecting your eyes after all. It turns out that as we age, we can develop all sorts of eye related problems – some of which may cause vision loss. As with most age-related physical problems, one way to ward off what seems like an inevitable decline is through our diets.   Read More...


Image: Vitamin D Deficiency and Seniors

 “Go outside and get some sun!” How many times have we heard this as children? It turns out that there is a great deal of wisdom to this statement! Vitamin D deficiency has become, according to some, a world-wide pandemic. There are estimates that more than 50% of elderly people are seriously deficient of this important nutrient.   Read More...


Image: Signs of a Heart Attack in Older Adults

We often think of a heart attack occurring like it does in the movies. The victim will suddenly grab his chest, fall to the floor, proclaims “I am having a heart attack,” and passes out cold.   Read More...


Image: The Transition from Hospital to Home by: Lori Paterno

Often adult children are thrust into the caregiving role following an unexpected health incident. A parent has a heart attack or falls and breaks a bone and suddenly needs your help like never before.   Read More...


Image: Caregivers Not Taking Their Medications

Doctors and pharmacists encouraged to identify and work with caregivers to improve chronic disease management and medication adherence

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Image: Prescription Drug Abuse in Seniors Rising

Commonly when we think of “drug abuse” we imagine a young person smoking pot at a friend’s house or maybe seriously addicted heroin addicts on the street in some city. But, a recent study conducted by The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has shown that of women age 60 to 64, non-medical use of prescription drugs is on a sharp rise and that 4.3 million seniors have used an illegal drug in the past year.

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