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Senior citizens with prescription medications, outdoor workers and individuals without air conditioning can be at risk during the heat. Here are some tips to stay safe and cool.

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As a provider of senior care services, it's imperative that you're prepared for an emergency.

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Providers of senior care services have a responsibility to their patients to help maintain their health through a variety of means.

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A study recently published in the journal Stroke found challenging balance with virtual reality games could help patients recover faster after suffering a stroke.

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Anxiety can negatively affect many aspects of health, and a new study from the journal Stroke found that men and women who experience anxiety could have a higher risk of suffering a stroke.

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In order for your clients to have the best change at survival and recovery after a stroke, it's extremely important to know the signs of one. Being able to identify when your client is having a stroke allows for you to immediately call for help. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, receiving treatment within 60 minutes of the stroke's onset could prevent disability.

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The sun is shining and the air is warm. Summer is finally here, and with it often comes the desire to spend more time outdoors. While the fresh air and sun exposure (while wearing appropriate levels of SPF) are good for your wellbeing, it is important to pay closer attention to yourself or a loved one to prevent heat-related illnesses, especially heat stroke. 

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For many stroke victims, recovery is a lifelong process and includes mental, physical and emotional rehabilitation. It can also present some safety challenges around the home, and that is especially true in the kitchen. However, there are some steps families and professional caregivers can take to make sure the kitchen is safe after a stroke recovery. 

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There are many different facets to stroke recovery. Depending on the severity of the incident, stroke victims may have to regain mobility, relearn how to speak clearly and overcome bouts of depression. While managing the symptoms of stroke is key, it’s also important to take steps to reduce the risk of suffering a second one, and there are a variety of ways home care providers can help their patients do so, according to the National Stroke Association (NSA). 

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With February recognized as American Heart Health Month, senior care providers may be on especially high alert for preventing some of the most serious cardiovascular conditions facing older adults, and that includes stroke. There are a number of ways for caregivers to help the elderly reduce their risk of a stroke, and many of them are easy to implement. 

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New research performed at the University of California in San Diego found that even the smallest of strokes can have significant damage on the brain, while possibly causing dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. However, a drug may be able to stave off the illness and keep cognitive function intact. 

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