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6 Traits Every Caregiver Should Have

One Call Alert Admin @ 2020-02-25 13:26:51 -0500

You've narrowed down your search to a few wonderful people, but still aren't quite sure who the right one is. We talked with experts to get the six qualities your caregiver should have. Reposted from an article on Care.com, Sally Farhat Kassab, Contributor.   Six Traits Every Caregiver Should Have Willing to sit still. "A caregiver has to just 'be' sometimes, just sit and touch the older person's hand," says Kari Berit, author of The Unexpected Caregiver: How Boomers Can Keep Mom & Dad Active, Safe and Independent. "They shouldn't feel like they have to fix something all the time. Sometimes, they just get...

Great Stories About How Dads Were There For Their Families

One Call Alert Admin @ 2020-02-25 13:17:42 -0500

Many of our medical alert system customers are adult children purchasing the system for their mothers or fathers. They get peace of mind knowing that their parents will be safer in an emergency. Often they feel like they are, in a way, paying their parents back for some of the times that the parents were there for them. We love to hear the stories and get to know our customers. Whether it is teaching a child to ride a bike, standing proud at a graduation ceremony, or helping install ceiling fans at a new house, the stuff dad does can...

Aphasia Awareness Month – What is Aphasia?

One Call Alert Admin @ 2020-02-25 13:04:23 -0500

June is Aphasia Awareness Month Stroke is the No. 4 cause of death and the leading cause of disability in the U.S. A stroke can have various communication effects, one of which is aphasia. Stroke is the most common cause of aphasia, which is a language disorder that affects the ability to communicate. June is National Aphasia Awareness Month, which is a national campaign to increase public education around the language disorder and to recognize the numerous people who are living with or caring for people with aphasia. The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association is increasing aphasia awareness by sharing communication tips, the effects...

May is Osteoporosis Prevention Month

One Call Alert Admin @ 2020-02-25 10:50:30 -0500

May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month.  Do you know someone over the age of 50 who has broken a bone? Perhaps your mother "tripped" in the garden and broke her wrist?  Or your neighbor broke his ankle walking on the golf course?  Two million broken bones occur every year in the United States due to osteoporosis, but the majority of patients get the fracture fixed without ever realizing they have osteoporosis or low bone mass. The theme for this year's Osteoporosis Month from the National Osteoporosis Foundation is "Break Free from Osteoporosis". The aim of National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month is...

Mangoes May Help Lower Blood Sugar and Cancer Risk

One Call Alert Admin @ 2020-02-25 10:44:54 -0500

Published on UPI.com, Published: April 23, 2013 at 11:21 PM. To view the original article click here.  Mangoes may have a positive effect on blood sugar in obese individuals and help to limit inflammation, U.S. researchers suggest.  Edralin Lucas, an associate professor of nutritional sciences at Oklahoma State University, examined the effects of daily mango consumption on clinical parameters and body composition in obese subjects -- body mass index of 30 or more. Eleven men and nine women participated in the study, which included daily dietary supplementation with 10 grams of freeze dried mango -- the equivalent to approximately 100 grams, or 3.5...

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