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Josh Friesen, Author at Generations Home Care
Prevent lung disease
With the winter months approaching and COVID-19 still looming large, avoiding lung disease has never been more crucial. The colder, drier months are a prime time for respiratory illnesses, as unpleasant weather forces us into closer quarters, and the lack of humidity makes viruses easier to spread.  Last month, we discussed some simple ways to […]
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Alzheimer's Disease
Throughout November, National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month seeks to raise awareness about this devastating form of dementia. Since the creation of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month in 1984, the number of people with Alzheimer’s in the United States has more than doubled, from 2 to 5.4 million. By 2050, an estimated 14 million Americans will have Alzheimer’s.  […]
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testing equipment for diabetics
November is the prototypical time for Americans to sit down to a lavish Thanksgiving spread and go absolutely hog-wild. But this year, it’s also an opportunity to remember an issue many people would rather forget. This November is National Diabetes Month, a time to contemplate how this serious disease affects millions of diabetics each year. […]
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national family caregiver month
November is National Family Caregivers Month. We’re taking this opportunity to celebrate hard-working people committing time, energy, and money into making sure their loved ones get the absolute best in-home care. The healthcare system depends on these vital, unpaid workers. They provide the majority of care to the over 5 million people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, […]
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Osteoarthritis knee pain
When we think about getting older, sore and achy joints are one of the first things that come to mind. As the lifelong wear and tear on our cartilage racks up beyond middle age, it feels inevitable that we won’t be as limber as we were in our youths. However, some joint pain goes beyond […]
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a woman receiving an annual flu shot
To many people, catching the flu means missed work and a miserable week spent stuck in bed. But for seniors, the flu can be much more serious. As we get older, our immune system naturally gets weaker. This means that an illness we could shake off with ease in our youth hits harder and lingers […]
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a neon sign that says breathe
As summer temperatures mellow into a more pleasant autumn, many of us are taking the opportunity to step outside and breathe some fresh air. But how many are thinking about what’s going on within their lungs? Breathing is normally an unconscious process. You likely take 25,000 breaths a day, and yet you probably weren’t conscious […]
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world Osteoporosis day
World Osteoporosis Day on October 20 marks the importance of this wide-spread bone disease. Seniors are particularly at risk for low bone density and also suffer more intense injuries from falls. Unfortunately, bone-health is easy to overlook. Most people don’t put much thought into their car’s engine until the check engine light comes on — or […]
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cholesterol is an important component of heart health
When it comes to heart health, the prescriptions are often the same: eat well, get some exercise, and watch what you eat. But many Americans fall short in keeping their cholesterol at a healthy level. Over 100 million Americans have high cholesterol, and 35 million have levels high enough to put them at a significant […]
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Dental hygiene
Few people enjoy a trip to the dentist. There’s a reason we compare an unpleasant, difficult experience to “pulling teeth.” But no matter how awful it is to get a cavity filled, many people struggle to keep up with daily dental hygiene routines. Seniors are at a greater risk than any other age group, as […]
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