Facts Around Diabetes

Approximately 1 in 10 Americans have diabetes. Out of those, approximately 95% are suffering from type 2 diabetes. 1 in 7 health care dollars in the US is spent treating diabetes and its complications, which comes out to $327 billion per year! However, a lot of this spending is related […]

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Communication Tips for Aphasia

Aphasia is defined as the loss of ability to understand or express speech, often caused by a stroke or some sort of brain damage. Here are some tips to support communication with a loved one working through the impact of Aphasia: Simplify questionsWhen possible, use Yes or No questions. Be […]

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Low-Vision Home Safety Tips

As vision changes occur throughout our lives it becomes increasingly important to keep remove hazards that could lead to falls, injuries, or trips to the emergency room. Check out our tips to help make your home safer for you and your guests: Keep all cords out of walkways and as […]

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Coping with an Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

Being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease can be scary and unpredictable. If you or someone you know has been diagnosed, it is important to prioritize how you use this time. Here are some suggestions: Have important discussions with your doctor: How your diagnoses was determinedHow the disease will progress and expectationsAvailable […]

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STROKES: Know the Warning Signs

Strokes are the No. 2 cause of death worldwide and the leading cause of disability. Getting someone to the hospital within three hours of symptoms gives them the best chance for treatment and recovery, so it is important to know the warning signs. Just remember to FAST: Face Dropping When […]

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Combating Compassion Fatigue

If you are a caregiver, you know providing support can be both rewarding and exhausting. Caring for people can cause compassion fatigue by creating stress and trauma. It is important to know the signs of building compassion fatigue and steps you can take to combat it. Signs of Compassion Fatigue: […]

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