Index of Articles and Questions

 

There are many difficult and stressful issues in life. In this section you will find more than 260 distinct categories, 131,267 questions and answers, 7952  articles and 13,014 discussions like legal, financial, Medicare, end-of-life, medical tips, caring, advice, assisted living, family issues, assistance, etc.. (Note: The number at the top of each topic is the number of Questions and Answers for each topic.)

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Abusive Relationship (566) - A relationship involving intimidation and control through physical violence.

     Articles (12), Discussions (66)

 

Activities of Daily Living  (705) - ADL: Basic tasks of everyday life addressed in dressing, bathing, eating.  etc.

     Articles (50 ), Discussions (23)

 

Addiction (138) - The condition of being addicted to a substance, thing or activity.

     Articles (7), Discussions (9)

 

Adult Day Care (141) - Care or companionship programs for older adults who need assistance or supervision daily.

     Articles (20), Discussions (15)

 

Adult Diapers (408) - Disposable product for men and women dealing with urinary or bowel incontinence.

     Articles (8 ), Discussion (17)

 

Advance Directive (94) - Living Will: A document stating a person's wishes regarding end-of-life medical acts.

     Articles (21), Discussions (5)

 

Age Related Decline (316) - A decline in physical and cognitive ability noted with age not clinical disorder.

    Articles (64), Discussions (40) 

 

Aging in Place (349) - The ability to continue to live in one's home safely and independently regardless of age.

     Articles (41), Discussions (16)

 

Aid and Attendance (161) - Veteran's pension eligible veterans and their single surviving spouses can qualify for.

     Articles (4), Discussions (4)

 

Alcohol Abuse (260) - Alcoholism: A problematic pattern of the use of alcoholic beverages leading to dependence.

     Articles (6), Discussions (17)

 

Allergens (16) - Foreign substances that activate a reaction in a person's immune system causing skin inflammation.

     Articles (5), Discussion (1)

 

Alzheimer's and Dementia (14,141) - Cognitive and psychological symptoms affecting memory, thinking abilities.

     Articles (429), Discussions (1,487)

 

Anemia (27) - The condition in which your blood has a lower than normal number of red blood cells.

    Articles (5), Discussions (4)      

 

Anger (655) - A strong feeling of annoyance, displeasure, or hostility.

     Articles (16 ), Discussions (68)

 

Anosognosia (206) - Lack of awareness of a deficit or impairment.

    Articles (21), Discussions (15) 

 

Antibiotics (130) - antimicrobial drugs that are used in the treatment of bacterial infections.

     Articles (5), Discussions (9)

 

Anxiety (579) - Intense, persistent and generalized worry or fear that is out of proportion with any actual danger.

     Articles (49), Discussions (39)

 

Area Agency on Agency (521) - A state agency that provides information, resources, and coordinates for elderly.

    Articles (13), Discussions (10) 

 

Arthritis (227)- Inflammation in one or more joints, often painful and sometimes causing stiffness and mobility laxness.

     Articles (25), Discussions (15)

Asset Limits (807) - People who qualify for Medicaid under the income rule are subject to an asset limit - can vary.

    Articles (30), Discussions (8) 

 

Asset Protection (405)- A financial plan to protect assets from creditors. A trust is tool created to qualify for Medicaid.

     Articles (14), Discussions (7)

 

Assisted Living (3,552) - ALF: A residential setting with varied levels of service providing assistance to daily living.

     Articles (57), Discussions (251)

 

Assisted Suicide (17) - A person or physician knowingly and intentionally providing knowledge or means to die.

     Articles (9), Discussions (7)

   

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Bathing (393) - Washing of the body to maintain personal hygiene.

    Articles (14), Discussions (8) 

 

Bed Sores (159) - Pressure ulcers; injuries to the skin and underlying tissue resulting from pressure on the skin.

     Articles (8), Discussions (5)

 

Behavior Change (810) - Transformation or modification of a person's activities

     Articles (33), Discussions (88)

Bladder Cancer (15) - Cancer that forms in the cells of the bladder.

     Articles (1), Discussion (2)

Bladder Control (43) - Urinary incontinence; loss of bladder control ranging from occasional leaking to sudden urges.

     Articles (15), Discussions (2)

Blood Clots (27) - A clump of blood that has changed from a liquid to a semi-solid state.

     Articles (5), Discussions (3)

 

Blood Sugar (32) - The blood sugar level is a measure of the amount of glucose in your blood regulated by pancreas.

    Articles (10), Discussions (5) 

 

Breast Cancer (42) - Cancer that forms in the cells of the breast.

    Articles (6), Discussion (4) 

 

Broken Hip (162) - Fracture in the upper portion of femur at the point in which the head of femur joins the pelvic bone.

     Articles (10), Discussions (8)

 

Bronchitis (9) - Inflammation of the lining of the bronchial tubes. Bronchitis may be either acute or chronic.

     Articles (4), Discussions (2)

 

Burnout (4,852) - Physical or mental collapse due to overwork and/or stress.

     Articles (64), Discussions (1,756)

 

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Clostridium Difficle (33) - A bacterial infection that causes diarrhea, fever and inflammation of the colon.

     Articles (3), Discussion (3)

 

Cancer (736) - Abnormal cell growth that inhibits the bod's ability to produce normal cells. Can spread to other parts.

     Articles (54), Discussions (82)

 

Care Decisions (9,124)- Decisions regarding a patient's care plan based on living environment, prognosis and needs.

     Articles (195), Discussions (521)

 

Care Plan (691) - A plan of care professional caregivers use to ensure a patient's needs are met in a timely manner.

     Articles (54), Discussions (13)

Care Team (420) - The family members and professionals involved in facilitating the provisions of care. 

     Articles (59), Discussions (23) 

 

Caregiver Support (743) - Emotional support and guidance provided for families, partners and other caregivers.

     Articles (148), Discussions (473)

 

Caregiving (654) - Providing companionship, support and/or assistance with activities of daily living to one w/needs.

     Articles (213), Discussions (99)

 

Cataracts (36) - A medical condition causing clouding of the eye's natural lens resulting in vision loss.

     Articles (6), Discussion (2)

 

Celiac Disease (2) - An auto immune response to eating gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye.

     Articles (2), Discussion (0)

 

Chemotherapy (51) - The use of medication or drugs to treat disease. Most often referred to destroy cancer cells.

     Articles (13), Discussion (4)

 

Claiming Elderly Dependent (34) - An IRS exemption for qualified individuals not eligible to another taxpayer.

    Articles (4), Discussions (0) 

 

Cognitive Decline (1,352) - A measurable decline in cognitive abilities including memory and thinking skills.

     Articles (82), Discussions (75)

 

Colon Cancer (26) - Cancer that forms in the cells of the large intestine.

     Articles (2), Discussion (2)

 

Communication and Language (437) - The process of using words, sounds, or behaviors to express thoughts.

     Articles (51), Discussions (16)

 

Congestive Heart Failure (264) - A chronic heart condition that decreases the heart muscles ability to pump blood.

     Articles (9), Discussions (17)

 

Constipation (98) - Infrequent bowel movements or difficulty passing stool persisting for several weeks.

     Articles (5), Discussions (4)

 

Continuing Care Community (32) - CCRC; A residential community offering a variety of living options.

     Articles (6), Discussions (4)

 

COPD (36)

     Articles (3), Discussions (0)

Coronary Artery Disease (3) - The most common type of heart disease, by which major blood vessels are damaged.

     Articles ( 5), Discussion (0)

Coronovirus (663)

     Articles (24), Discussions (153)

Cremation (46) - The process of burning human remains to ash.

     Articles (6), Discussion (2)

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Dad (1,438) - Content of this category is related to the subject of a person's father.

     Articles (20), Discussions (126)

 

Debt (300) - A sum of money that is owed or due and what to do about it.

    Articles (10), Discussions (3) 

 

Delusions (547) - A false belief maintained despite contradiction by reality.

   Articles (20), Discussions (23)  

 

Dementia Behaviors (2,086) -As dementia progresses, behaviors change in response to increased confusion, anger, 

    Articles (94), Discussions (88) 

 

Dementia Wandering (187) - Wandering behavior among people with dementia often leading to getting lost.

     Articles (25), Discussions (8)

 

Dental Care (171) - Maintenance of healthy teeth and mouth and the steps to correct those problems.

    Articles (16), Discussions ( 6) 

 

Depression (1,397) - A mood disorder causing persistent sadness, hopelessness and loss of interest in activities.

   Articles (74), Discussions (237)  

 

Diabetes (478) - A disease that occurs when the blood glucose level is too high or low. Grouped by Type I and II.

     Articles (41), Discussions (33)

 

Diagnostic Criteria (350) - Standardized criteria to help evaluate and diagnose diseases and mental disorders.

   Articles (71), Discussions (14)  

 

Diet and Nutrition (1,240) - The sum of food and nutrients consumed by a person.

    Articles (107), Discussions (79) 

 

Difficulty Walking (352) - Abnormal gait causing problems with mobility.

     Articles (12), Discussions (11)   

 

Disabled (254) - A mental or physical condition limiting movement, senses, cognition, or activities.

     Articles (12), Discussions (10)

 

Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) (74) - An order written be a physician expressing a patient's expressed medical wishes.

    Articles (7), Discussion (3) 

 

Driving (953) - The controlled operation of a motorized vehicle.

     Articles (30), Discussions (48)

 

Drug Abuse (11) - Substance abuse. The chronic misuse of prescription or non-prescription substances.

    Articles (8), Discussion (1) 

Durable POA (222) - A legal document that assigns authority to an agent to act on your behalf in specific matters.

    Articles (12), Discussions (2) 

   

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Early Onset Alzheimer's (92) - A form of dementia that develops symptoms before the age of 65. 

     Articles (16), Discussions (3)

 

Edema (125) - Swelling caused by excess fluids trapped in body tissue.

     Articles (5), Discussions (7)

 

Elder Abuse (1,739) - Mistreatment of an adult later in life that results in harm or loss.

     Articles (20), Discussions (189)

 

Elder Law (4,962) - Advocates for the elderly who specialize in legal matters affecting older individuals.

     Articles (71), Discussions (208)

 

Emergency Care (238) - Care required for an acute condition or injury.

     Articles (16), Discussions (31)

 

End of Life (2,994) - The term assigned to the condition of care given during the time surrounding death.

    Articles (115), Discussions (649) 

 

End of Life Signs (382) - Physical symptoms indicating the body's transition to death.

    Articles (7), Discussions (34) 

 

Estate Planning (591) - The process of arranging for the distribution of assets at the time of a person's death.

     Articles (26), Discussions (22)

 

Exercise (32) - Physical activity that maintains or improves health and fitness.

     Articles (46), Discussions (4)

 

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Fall Prevention (137) - A reduction in risk factors leading to trips and falls.

    Articles (28), Discussion (4) 

 

Falls (880) - Collapse often caused by a trip or loss of balance.

     Articles (27), Discussions ( 63)     

 

Family Caregiver 7,965) - An individual who provides assistance with activities of daily living to a family member.

     Articles (428), Discussions (1,043)

 

Fear of Death (86) - Anxiety or apprehension regarding the process of dying.

    Articles (7), Discussions (12) 

 

Feeding Tube (117) A medical device inserted into the stomach through the abdomen used to supply nutrition.

     Articles (5), Discussions (8)

 

Fibromyalgia (7) - A chronic condition causing widespread muscle pain, fatigue, sleep issues and other body points.

     Articles (1), Discussion (2)

 

Financial Planning (5,175) - A comprehensive plan of investments using current assets to create a plan of income.

    Articles (117), Discussions (276) 

 

Financial POA (294) - A legal document that assigns authority to an agent to act on your behalf in financial matters.

     Articles (17), Discussions (2)

 

Flu (40) - An infectious disease caused by the influenza virus.

     Articles (16 ), Discussions (5)

 

Forms and Documents (480) - Forms that may be required related to your specific legal, health or end-of-life issues.

     Articles (43), Discussions (19)

 

Frauds and Scams (586) - Wrongful or criminal action intended to result in financial or personal gain.

    Articles (50), Discussions (119) 

 

Frontotemporal (106) - FTD Dimentia is a disease that results in progressive damage to the temporal & frontal lobes.

     Articles (14), Discussions (8)

 

Funeral Planning (227) - The process of indicating and arranging preferences for end of life instructions.

     Articles (23), Discussions (15)

 

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Geriatric Doctors (262) - A physician who specializes in the field of medicine that focuses on prevention of disease.

     Articles (35), Discussions (13)

 

Glaucoma (17) - A group of eye conditions that progressively damage the optic nerve and result in vision loss.

     Articles (8), Discussions (1)

 

Government Benefits (401) - Federal programs providing benefits to eligible adults, including Social Security, etc.

     Articles (24), Discussions (14)

 

Grandparent (544) - The parent of a person's father or mother, often the recipient of care giving.

    Articles (12), Discussions (48) 

 

Grief (602) - The response to the loss of someone or something that has died. Grief can have emotional, etc. affects.

     Articles (42), Discussions (194)

 

Guardianship (581) - A person appointed by the court system to handle an individuals affairs when incompetent.

     Articles (15), Discussions (19)

 

Guilt (666) - Shame; A feeling of responsibility or remorse for a real or imagined act.     

    Articles (42), Discussions (121) 

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Hallucinations (362) - Sensations that appear to be real but are created in the mind. Can be visual, auditory, etc,

     Articles (21), Discussions (13)

 

Health Care Directives (59) - Advance Directive; Living Will; A legal document that communicates person's wishes.

    Articles (11), Discussions (5) 

 

Health Insurance (239) - Insurance coverage obtained to pay for medical and surgical expenses of the insured.

     Articles (23), Discussions (12)

 

Healthy Aging (38) - The natural process of aging in which healthy lifestyle choices lead to better lifestyle choices.

    Articles (53), Discussions (30) 

Hearing (397) - The act or power of taking in sound through the ear.

     Articles (21), Discussions (38)

 

Heart Disease (452) - Plaque buildup in artery walls that narrows and/or blocks blood vessels leading to heart attack. 

    Articles (5 8), Discussions (52)

 

Hematuria (18) - The presence of blood in the urine.

     Articles ( 5) , Discussion (1)

 

Hepatitis Article ( 6) - Hep C, HCV; Blood borne viral infection that causes liver inflammation and may result in liver 

    Articles (1), Discussion (0) 

 

High Blood Pressure (131) - Hypertension; A measure of the amount of blood your heart pumps to your heart.

    Articles (18), Discussions (8) 

 

High Cholesterol (20) - A measure of the fats in your blood (lipids). Consistently high cholesterol levels are dangerous

     Articles (12), Discussion (1)

 

Hip Replacement (89) - A reparative surgical procedure in which either the upper quarter of the thigh bone.

     Articles (11), Discussions (4)

 

HIPAA (55) - Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act; a federal law limiting who can receive certain info.

    Articles (7), Discussions (2) 

 

Hoarding (174) - A compulsive urge to acquire large amounts of possessions and a difficulty to dispose of them.

    Articles (5), Discussions (11) 

 

Home Care (3,759) - Care that allows a person with a need for support or assistance to stay in the home.

     Articles (61), Discussions (204)

 

Home Health Care (373) - Skilled medical services provided in the home by nurses, or other professional therapists.

   Articles (26), Discussions (16)  

 

Home Modification (211) - Home improvements, repairs, and/or remodeling that allow older adults to stay at home.

     Articles (28), Discussions (6)

 

Home Safety (1,116) - Awareness of the risks in and around a home that could potentially cause an accident or injury.

     Articles (53), Discussions (64)

 

Hormone Replacement (2) - HT, HRT; Medications containing hormones to replace ones the body stopped producing

    Articles (6), Discussion (1) 

 

Hospice (1,178) - A form of palliative care for terminally ill patients. A team oriented approach to end-of-life care.

    Articles (29), Discussions (122) 

 

Hospital (346) - A health facility providing inpatient, out-patient, and emergency care.

    Articles (30), Discussions (33) 

 

Hospital Discharge (521) - The transition from a hospital to another treatment facility or back to the home.

    Articles (18), Discussions (24) 

 

Humor (25) - Content on this site indicated to be amusing or comic

     Articles (16), Discussions (56)

 

Hydration (231) - Sufficient absorption of water in the body to lubricate muscles and skin and keep body from heating.

     Articles (16), Discussions (14)

 

Hygiene (1,593) - Practices to maintain health, cleanliness, and prevent infection.

    Articles (26 ), Discussions (98) 

 

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Incontinence (1,744) - The involuntary excretion of urine or feces.

     Articles (29), Discussions (84)

 

Independent Living Community (185) - Housing communities designed for seniors to live independently out of home.

     Articles (12), Discussions (10)

 

Inflammation (2) - The body's response to harmful stimuli such as bacteria, viruses, allergens, and/or irritants.

     Articles (4), Discussions (0)

 

Instrumental ADLs (53) - Complex tasks that are necessary for truly independent living. Tasks vary considerably.

    Articles (27), Discussions (2) 

 

Irritable Bowel Syndrome 6) - A chronic intestinal disorder affecting the large intestine causing gas, cramping, etc.

    Articles (2), Discussion (1) 

 

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Joint Pain (20) - Pain within the joints commonly caused by inflammation.

     Articles (20), Discussion (1)

 

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Kidney Disease (168) - The gradual loss of the kidney's ability to filter wastes from the blood and toxins from the body.

    Articles (10), Discussions (16) 

 

Knee Replacement (59) - A surgical procedure in which the damaged part of the knee is removed and replaced. 

    Articles (5), Discussions (2) 

 

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Lewy Body Dementia (169) - Abnormal clumps of proteins in the brain that cause a progressive form of dementia.

    Articles (8), Discussions (5) 

 

Life Insurance (130) - A contract between a private insurance company and an individual to pay money at end-of-life.

     Articles (10), Discussions (3)

 

Liver Disease (73) - Damage to the liver caused by genetics, virus, or substance abuse leading to liver failure.

     Articles (7), Discussions (7)    

 

Living Independently (1,321) - The financial and functional ability to support living alone.

     Articles (38), Discussions (88)

 

Living Trusts (98) - A legal document that identifies assets that are placed into a trust and remain under your control.

     Articles (9), Discussion (2)

 

Living Will (27) - A legal document that communicates a person's wishes regarding lifesaving medical treatments.

    Articles (12), Discussion (0) 

 

Loneliness (289) - A feeling of sadness brought on by isolation or lack of companionship.

     Articles (30), Discussions (49)

 

Long Term Care (402) - A range of services and support which help meet both the medical and non-medical needs.

    Articles (52), Discussions (25) 

Long Term Care Insurance (116) - A policy sold by a private insurance company to cover costs associated w/care.

     Articles (18), Discussions (4)

 

Long-distance Caregiving (510) - Coordinating the care of another individual who needs support w/daily activities.

    Articles (21), Discussions (14) 

Loss of Appetite (137)- A decrease in appetite and lack of feelings of hunger, often leading to unintentional weight loss

    Articles (11), Discussions (31) 

 

Loss of Coordination (39) - Muscle weakness, loss of balance causing uncoordinated body movements.

    Articles (11), Discussion (1) 

 

Loss of Taste (16) - The absence or loss of the sense of taste often concurrently experienced with loss of smell.

     Articles (8), Discussion (  0)

 

Low Vision (69) - Loss of eyesight causing difficulty completing everyday tasks.

    Articles (9), Discussion ( 2) 

 

Lung Cancer (53) - Cancer that forms in the cells of one or both of the lungs. Thee are three types affecting prognosis

    Articles (5), Discussion (2) 

 

Lung Disease (338) - A group of disorders affecting the lungs that vary in severity and cause difficulty breathing.

    Articles (16), Discussions (31) 

 

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Macular Degeneration (69) - Deterioration of the central area of the retina (macula) that may result in blurred vision.

    Articles (8), Discussions (5) 

 

Marriage (318) - Legally recognized union of two people in a personal relationship.

     Articles (30), Discussions (27)

 

Medicaid (4,795) - A jointly funded federal and state program that provides health insurance for qualified individuals.

     Articles (70), Discussions (175 )

 

Medicaid Lookback (412) - A set time frame over which the federal government will "look back" at spending patterns.

     Articles (10), Discussions (4)

 

Medicaid Spend Down (353) - The process of spending assets down to allowable levels to allow Medicaid eligibility.

    Articles (19), Discussion (1) 

 

Medical Care (757) - Comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of a person's physical health.

     Articles (115), Discussions (39)

 

Medical Equipment and Supplies (392) - Devices used for patient care being managed in the home.

    Articles (23), Discussions (19) 

 

Medical POA (224) - A legal document that assigns authority to an agent to act on your behalf in specific matters.

     Articles (19), Discussion (3)

 

Medicare (674) - The federal health insurance program for people who are 65 or older and disabled young people.

    Articles (73), Discussions (10) 

 

Medicare Advantage Plans (34) - Medicare Part C plan offered by a private company to provide parts A and B.

     Articles (16), Discussion (1)

 

Medicare Open Enrollment (74) - Oct. 15-Dec. 7 is the annual period allowing individuals to make Medicare changes.

    Articles (19), Discussion (2) 

 

Medicare Part A (7) - Medicare Hospital insurance that covers inpatient hospital stays, nursing facilities and hospice.

    Articles (11), Discussions (0) 

 

Medicare Part B (17) - Medical insurance that covers certain doctor's services, outpatient care, and medical supplies.

     Articles (12), Discussion (0)

 

Medicare Part D (25) - Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage. Part D adds prescription drug coverage.

     Articles (22), Discussions (2)

 

Medicare Supplemental Insurance (59) - Medigap; an additional standardized program offered by private companies.

    Articles (11), Discussion (1) 

 

Medication Management (277) - Coordination of the selection, administration, and monitoring of drug therapy.

     Articles (28), Discussions (7)

 

Medications (1,971) Prescription and over the counter drugs used to treat illness or maintain health.

    Articles (151), Discussions (143) 

 

Memory Care (1,030) - Residential care for patients who have been diagnosed with cognitive impairment and care.

    Articles (22), Discussions (58) 

 

Memory Loss (603) - Confusion or inability to recall short or long term memories. Often a symptom of serious issue.

    Articles (46), Discussions (27) 

 

Menopause (5) - The time that marks the end of a woman's menstrual cycle, diagnosed after 12 months study.

    Articles (8), Discussion (3) 

 

Mental Health (2,661) - The psychological and emotional well being of an individual.

     Articles (141), Discussions (928)

 

Migraine (6) - A primary headache disorder that causes moderate to severe pain, sensitivity to light, smell, etc.

    Articles (2), Discussion (0) 

 

Mild Dementia (174) - Mild cognitive impairment. A minor but measurable decline in memory and cognitive abilities.

     Articles (11), Discussions (9)

 

Mobility (2,039) - The ability to physically move in desired manner or mode.

     Articles (53), Discussions (100)

 

Moderate Dementia (173)- The progression of cognitive impairment to a more noticeable stage, including loss of words

    Articles (7), Discussions (4) 

 

Mom (4,398) - Content on this site indicated as related to the subject of a person's mother.

    Articles (65), Discussions (391) 

 

Moving (983) - The process of changing residence or any other critical relocation.

    Articles (33), Discussions (39) 

 

Multi Infarct Dementia (5) - Damage to tissue in the brain caused by a series of small strokes resulting in memory loss

    Articles (3), Discussion (0) 

 

Multi-generational Living (2,033) - A household in which more than one generation shares living space.

 Articles (24), Discussion (232)    

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Narcissism (369) - An excessive interest in oneself, often accompanied be a grandiose view of one's abilities.

     Articles (7), Discussions (63)

 

Neuropathy (69) - General disease or malfunction of the nerves.

     Articles (8), Discussion (3)

 

New to Caregiving (1,402) - Content in this category may be helpful to those that are new to the role of caregiving.

     Articles (46), Discussions (208)

 

Nurse (133) - A person formally educated and trianed to provide medical attention or care for the sick.

    Articles (11), Discussions (8) 

 

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OCD (84) - A diagnosis based on recurrent and persistent thoughts and urges that are seen as intrusive and anxiety.

     Articles (6), Discussion (1)

 

Olfactory Loss (5) - Loss of the sense of smell affecting the normal functions to those individuals.

    Articles (6), Discussion (0) 

 

Osteoporosis (80) - A medical condition in which the bones become brittle and fragile from loss of tissue.

    Articles (13), Discussions (2) 

 

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Pain (439) - Physical suffering or discomfort.

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Paranoia (324) - Extreme and unreasonable feelings of suspicion.

    Articles (12), Discussions (12) 

 

Parents (1,480) - Content on this site indicated as related to the subject of a person's mother or father.

     Articles (112), Discussions (129)

 

Parkinson's Disease (752) - A progressive disease of the nervous system that gradually decreases body dopamine.

     Articles (63), Discussions (66)

 

Paying for Care 5,990) - Content in this category is helpful to those determining methods to pay for ongoing care.

     Articles (148), Discussions (303)

 

Personal Alert Devices (90) - A medical alert system, often wearable, that alerts an off site resource of need for help.

     Articles (7), Discussions (5)

 

Pets (123) - A domestic animal kept for companionship. Often known for adding new meaning to life.

     Articles (8), Discussions (19)

 

Physical Therapy (266) - Treatment through physical methods such as massage, exercise to restore movement.

    Articles (24), Discussions (11) 

 

Pneumonia (147) - Lung inflammation caused by a bacterial or viral infection that results in fever, cough & breathing.

    Articles (13), Discussions (14) 

 

Poor Hygiene (314) - Self-neglect. The inability to attend to personal needs or provide basic self care.

    Articles (12), Discussions (13) 

 

Power of Attorney (4,858) - A legal document that assigns authority to an agent to act on your behalf in tough matters.

     Articles (44), Discussions (156)

 

Product (770) - Content on this site indicated to be manufactured for the provision of comfort, safety, assistance, etc.

    Articles (57), Discussions (47) 

 

Prostate (12) - The gland located between the bladder and the penis that functions to produce fluid, protects sperm.

     Articles (8), Discussions (1)

 

Prostate Cancer (28) - Cancer that forms in the cells of prostate gland.

    Articles (7), Discussion (0) 

 

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Recipes (10) - Content in this category provide assistance in providing instructions for preparing a food dish.

    Articles (10), Discussions (3) 

 

Recreation & Fitness (5) - Physical activity participated in for employment and improved health.

    Articles (27), Discussion (4) 

 

Refusing Care (1,381) - Objection to or refusal to accept necessary medical, social, or other care services.

    Articles (23), Discussions (51) 

 

Rehabilitation Center (889) - An in-patient facility providing therapy and treatment to restore functioning after injury.

     Articles (22), Discussions (46)

 

Relationships (6,765) - Content on this site indicated as related to the subject of interpersonal relationships.

    Articles (172), Discussions (1,363) 

 

Representative Payee (70) - The designation of an individual or organization appointed to receive SSI benefits.

    Articles (2), Discussion (1) 

 

Respite (289) - A short period of rest or relief.

    Articles (50), Discussions (31) 

 

Retirement Communities (35) - A residential community designated for occupancy by older adults - exclusively.

    Articles (4), Discussion (1) 

 

Reverse Mortgage (68) - A loan borrowed against the value of one's home. The agreement allows borrowing on equity

    Articles (7), Discussion (2) 

 

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Sacrifice (214) - The act of giving up something of value in order to help another person. 

    Articles (19), Discussions (46) 

 

Sandwich Generation (165) - The generation of people caring for both their children and then aging parents.

    Articles (14), Discussions (10) 

 

Senior Activities (880) - Something a person or group does to fulfill physical, social, and/or intellectual needs.

    Articles (100), Discussions (118) 

 

Senior Apartments (103) - Apartment style housing specifically designated for older adults.

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Senior Health (2,985) - Common medical conditions associated with older adults.

     Articles (215), Discussions (325)

 

Senior Housing (1,055) - Various types of housing available to older adults that provide a range of assistive services.

    Articles (84), Discussions (74) 

 

Sepsis (76) - A serious response to infection in which the body over acts and injuries its own tissue, organs, etc.

     Articles (4), Discussions (3)

 

Severe Dementia (234) - A later, more serious stage of dementia marked by the inability to respond to surroundings.

    Articles (7), Discussions (6) 

 

Sex (77) - Sexual activity of individuals that may or may not be questionable.

     Articles (5), Discussions (6)

 

Shingles (26) - Skin eruptions and pain along the spinal and cranial nerves caused by the reactivation of the virus.

     Articles (6), Discussion (0)

 

Siblings (1,750) - Content in this category is related to the subject of person's sisters and/or brothers.

     Articles (23), Discussions (136)

 

Signs of Dementia (621) - Changes in thinking and memory that indicate the onset of dementia.

     Articles (24), Discussions (19)

 

Skilled Nursing Facility (4,035) - Nursing home, or licensed healthcare residence for individuals who require care.

     Articles (84), Discussions (291)

 

Skin Care (174) - The practice of cleansing, maintaining, and moisturizing the skin.

    Articles (21), Discussions ( 7) 

 

Sleep Apnea (33) - A sleep disorder in which you have one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths sleeping.

    Articles (8), Discussion (2) 

 

Sleep Issues (960) - Changes in patterns of sleep, of which there are many.

    Articles (36), Discussion 48) 

 

Spouse (1,561) - Content in this category is related to the subject of a person's martial relationship.

     Articles (106), Discussion (112)

 

Stress ( 540) - The body's physical and emotional response to pressure or threat.

     Articles (82), Discussion (76)

 

Stroke (651) - A condition in which blood flow to the brain is cut off depriving the brain of oxygen and glucose.

     Articles (35), Discussion (36 )

 

Substance Abuse (39) - The chronic misuse of prescription an/or non-prescription substance leading to real problems

     Articles (11), Discussion (5)

 

Sundowner's Syndrome (246) - The occurrence of sadness, agitation, fear, and other mood and behavior changes.

    Articles (14), Discussion (8) 

 

Support Group (113) - A group of people with common experiences and concerns who provide support for each other.

    Articles (25), Discussion (27) 

 

Swallowing (272) - The process of making something pass from the mouth through the throat and esophagus.
    
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Taxes (745) - An involuntary fee levied on individuals and corporations enforced by and payable to government.

     Articles (17), Discussions (18)

 

Terminal Illness (105) - An irreversible disease that cannot be cured and will likely lead to death.

    Articles ( 20), Discussions (9) 

 

Therapy (107) - Treatment of a medical or psychological condition with intent of rehabilitation or social adjustment.

     Articles (48), Discussions (13)

 

Thyroid (38) - The butterfly shaped endocrine gland in the front of the neck that creates hormones for metabolism.

    Articles (4), Discussion (0) 

 

Toiletring (353) - To assist or supervise someone in using the toilet.

     Articles (16), Discussions (11)

 

Travel (214) - To make a journey that may affect the safety or health of an individual.

    Articles (17), Discussions (12) 

 

Treatment (293) - Medical care provided to a patient for an illness or injury.

   Articles (99), Discussions (23)  

 

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Urinary Incontinence (158) - Loss of bladder control ranging from occasional leaking when a person coughs, etc.

    Articles (15), Discussions (3) 

 

Urinary Tract Infection (523) - An infection caused when bacteria enters the urinary tract through the urethra.

    Articles (15), Discussions (29) 

   

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VA fiduciary (24) - The designation of an individual appointed to receive veteran's benefits for one ruled incompetent

    Articles (3), Discussion (2) 

 

Vaccines (63) - Biological preparation that stimulates the body's production of antibodies and helps against disease.

     Articles (14), Discussion (6)

 

Vascular Dementia (365) - Damage to the vessels supplying blood to the brain that results unruly form of dementia.

     Articles (7), Discussions (21)

 

Vericose Veins (0) - Veins that are close to the surface of the skin enlarge and create a prominent appearance.

    Articles (1), Discussion (0) 

 

Veterans Benefits (1,127) - Financial and other forms of assistance provided to veterans and their spouses.

     Articles (30), Discussions (47)

 

Veterans Pension (90) -  A tax-free monetary benefit payable to low-income wartime Veterans.

     Articles (11), Discussions (4)

 

Violent Behavior (528) - Aggressive behavior that is intended to cause physical or emotional harm to another person.

     Articles (1 5), Discussions (11)

 

Vision & Eye Disease (201) - Disorders of the eye that affect vision and eye health.

     Articles (26), Discussions (17)

 

Vision Loss (166) - Impairment of the ability to see.

    Articles (18 ), Discussions (6) 

 

Vitamin D Deficiency (1) Lower level of Vitamin D caused by inadequate intake or lack of exposure to sunshine.

    Articles (2), Discussion (0) 

   

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Weight Loss (211) - A reduction in body mass after burning more calories than the body takes in.

     Articles (16), Discussions (4)

 

Will (434) - A legal document in which a person expresses his wishes for management and distribution of assets.

     Articles (17), Discussions (19)

 

Working Caregiver (1,005) - A caregiver who balances caring for the needs of another person while being employed.

     Articles (37), Discussions (283)

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