Caregiving Stress - Hazardous to Your Health

Understanding Caregiver StressA 2003 study of caregivers by a research team at Ohio State University has proven the off-repeated adage "stress can kill you" is true. The focus of the investigation was the effect the stress of caregiving had on caregivers. The team, led by Dr. Janice ...

Helping Your Elderly Parent with COPD Related Depression

Experts say that over a million people in the United States have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It is a chronic lung condition that includes bronchitis, emphysema or both.COPD affects the airways and air sacs within the lungs, which makes breathing difficult and can result in a...

Medical Care at the End-of-Life

Medical Care Immediately Prior to DeathIn the first half of the 20th century, most people who died had an accident or contracted a disease or they had physical disorders that inevitably lead to death. Life-saving medical interventions such as sophisticated resuscitation, complicated...

Aging Parents: Warning Signs of Failing Health

Aging parents are becoming a concern for a growing number of Idahoans. In an article originally published on www.MayoClinic.com we find some useful tips on monitoring our parent’s well-being while allowing them the independence they desire. Below are 5 items to consider.1: Are your parents...

Hospice Care

Hospice CareIt is unfortunate that many people who died in a hospital emergency room or who received heroic treatments to prolong life in a hospital or nursing home may have had the alternative of dying at home in familiar surroundings, with family or other loved ones at their side.Most often...
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