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The frantic 911 call came in to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Department at 12:40 AM. Sandy Watkins had awakened to find her husband Paul, a 69-year-old Alzheimer's sufferer, missing from their Palm Harbor...
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Most people know that strokes are very dangerous, but fewer people seem to know that many strokes are also preventable. With a better understanding of the risk factors, the common warning signs, and how...
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Many caregivers worry whether their parents are eating enough and getting a balanced diet. These are valid concerns, given that appetite decreases for older adults as they become less physically active....
Nothing is worse than hearing that someone you love has cancer. It's even harder when it's your parent. As children, we typically see our parents as strong and invincible. When they get sick,...
Having a parent with Alzheimer's is trying - emotionally, mentally, and financially. Here are eight of the most difficult behaviors -- and ways to handle them.
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