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Restless Leg Syndrome

Suggestions for help
with Restless Leg Syndrome.

It is difficult to
sit or sleep with RLS. You want to move your legs because of the itchy, tingly
and achy

sensation.

Your doctor should know what other medications you are
taking because some medications worsen FLS.

Caffeine and alcohol
make RLS worse and should be avoided.

A limited amount of
exercise is beneficial.

Relaxing, sleeping
and awakening at the same time will help.

Stretching, walking,
a warm bath and rubbing your legs will help when your legs bother ...

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Gout

High levels of uric acid in the blood causes gout. The pain and swelling in the elbows, fingers, wrists, knees, heels, ankles, toes and joints is the result of having gout. Kidney stones and kidney problems are also caused by gout.

Severe pain swelling and redness in the knees or big toe and
occasionally the fingers are the symptoms of the gout.

There are medications to treat gout in order to lower the
level of uric acid in the blood, lessen the ...

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Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia

There are a number of things that you can do to ease the
pain and stress of Fibromyalgia.

Try to exercise at least 30 minutes a day and stretch when
you wake up.

Sleeping at least 8 hours per night and going to sleep early
is important.

Don’t drink alcohol, caffeine, and don’t smoke.

Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables is required.

Dealing with stress is important. Relaxing your mind and
body by deep breathing, hot baths or showers and placing hot wraps on ...

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Influenza

Flu

Help yourself to prevent getting the flu and treating it
once you have it.

Influenza (Flu) produces body aches, fever, sore throat,
runny nose and tiredness. The flu can make a person very sick.

A flu shot is will not give you the flu and is the best way to
prevent from getting it.

Everyone should receive the flu shot.

The flu season starts in February so October or November is
the best time to get the shot.

The flu is very contagious and the ...

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Dementia

Dementia and what to consider.

There are things that people with dementia can do to
facilitate their daily activities.  Ask
your physician what medications can help you or could make your condition
worse. Have medical exams on a regular basis and take your prescribed
medications. On a daily basis continue doing things that are enjoyable. Completely
avoid smiling.  Have emergency numbers on
hand to call when needed. Join an Alzheimer’s support group and have the number
available.

If you are a ...

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HIGH CHOLESTEROL

High Cholesterol and what you can do. Hyperlipidemia is the same as high cholesterol, having too much fat in your blood can lead to heart disease, heart attack or a brain attack (stroke). There are ways to lower your cholesterol level. One way is to change eating habits. We need to eat less red meat, more whole grains and eat 5 servings of fruits and vegetables every day. Making an appointment with a dietitian is needed. Know your weight ...

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Helping the loss of a loved one

Losing A Loved One

It is a lot easier than you think to reach out to someone
who loses a loved one. There are comforting ways to help healing during a time
of loss, with hope and support.

Be yourself and true to your relationship allowing the
griever to be more at ease.

Allow the griever to be his or her true feelings without  judgment.

 Sharing a memory or a
favorite story of the deceased is always comforting.

 Try offering to lend
a hand and ...

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We can help our loved ones cope with medical issues

How we can offer hope and support in order to assist healing
in advance of and after, a medical procedure.

Fear, anxiety, frustration, hope, excitement and more are
the gamut of feelings that are elicited by individuals because of medical
procedures and recovery periods. It is important to allow the individual to
express their feelings in order to support and understand them.  

It is important to make a plan and to help the patient know
what to expect after the procedure ...

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At Home Senior Care Of Broward, Inc

This facility was exceptional in answering questions about our loved one. We were apprehensive about dealing with Alzheimer’s disease and heart problems. We were reassured that everything would be addressed and our loved one was in good hands. Our nurse, Phyllis Timlin, RN monitored her throughout her final days and we knew we made the right decision. Our loved one was well taken care of…..thank you so much for your professionalism and empathy during a very difficult transition.

Theresa Bogan

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Isolation and the Elderly

Isolation and the Elderly

As we get older, it is not uncommon to develop a tendency to rely solely on ourselves. Self sufficiently can soon lead to being isolated, especially among senior citizens. While relying on the help of nursing staff or family can become frustrating, it can also cause seniors to feel like a burden on others, thus creating the desire to isolate themselves. For many reasons, it is very important that senior citizens avoid isolation.
There other dangers associated ...

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