Caregivers of Older Adults Blog | Heart Issues

Living with Heart Failure

By mmLearn.org on Wed, Mar 30, 2022 @ 09:00 AM

Topics: Heart Issues

 

The first thing to know about heart failure is that it is not a failure—on the part of the patient, the doctors, or the family caregiver.

The heart is still working, just not as well as it could be.

Living with heart failure is a challenge, but many seniors (and some younger folks) are doing it.

With the right medical care, a firm knowledge base, and excellent caregiving, heart failure is a manageable condition.

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A Caregiver's Guide to Pleurisy

By mmLearn.org on Sat, Mar 16, 2019 @ 01:39 PM

Seniors are particularly susceptible to pneumonia due to a number of factors. Unfortunately, they’re also more vulnerable to complications from pneumonia, including pleurisy. If your aging loved one has recently been diagnosed with this painful condition due to pneumonia or another underlying cause, this guide can help you understand the ailment while helping to provide better care.

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Daily Aspirin Therapy: Is It Right for Your Aging Loved One?

By mmLearn.org on Sun, Nov 04, 2018 @ 04:00 PM

Daily aspirin therapy is heralded as a lifesaving treatment for many people. But while it’s a smart course for some, it’s not advisable for everyone. Wondering whether or not a daily aspirin is right for your aging loved one? Here’s a closer look at what the Mayo Clinic has to say about daily aspirin therapy.

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