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Macular degeneration in older adults

Macular degeneration, also referred to as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), is a leading cause of vision loss in Americans 60 and older. Perhaps you have just learned that you or a loved one has AMD. If you are like many people, you probably do not know a lot about the condition nor understand what is going on inside your eyes. . . .

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First instinct

David Hachmeister

Perhaps the most difficult part of our in-home care business for seniors and veterans is finding great caregivers. . . .

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Activities for Seniors in the Chicago Area for August 2017

Summer isn’t over yet! August is on its way, and there are still lots of things to do and see in Chicago and its surrounding suburbs that seniors and folks of all ages can enjoy in the great outdoors. . . .

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Use it or lose it: Physical activity helps seniors stay mobile

A carefully structured, moderate physical activity program helped vulnerable older people maintain their mobility. This was the conclusion of a January 2014 study, which showed that many frail older people can reap rewards from regular physical activity. . . .

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Support for caregivers

If you’ve been providing care to an elderly family member or friend, you know all too well the pressures and stress that can come from being a caregiver.

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Honoring others through interaction

David Hachmeister

Thanks again to all who served this country. From our nation’s founding to this day, we owe so much to those who sacrificed to give birth to a new manner of government. We are especially mindful of those in our more recent families who served that our national experiment might endure. . . .

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Dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Millions of Americans — particularly veterans — suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Learn more about what PTSD is, who it affects, and what can be done about it. . . .

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Are you a part of the Sandwich Generation?

Are you a person who takes care of aging parents and your own children? If the answer is “yes,” you are considered part of the Sandwich Generation.

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What Is Rheumatoid Arthritis?

In the United States, 23 percent of all adults, or over 54 million people, have arthritis. It is a leading cause of disability. The annual direct medical costs are at least 81 billion. . . .

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Older adults and their gift of “People Smarts”

David Hachmeister

by David Hachmeister, Owner, Care & Comfort at Home for Seniors and Veterans Our culture seems to be evolving toward the worship only of youth and technology. The acquired wisdom through decades of living and learning seems less valued. Because many seniors don’t even know what an app is, they are assumed to know nothing […]

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