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Learn Heart Attack Warning Signs and Post-Heart Attack Caregiving Tips

Although some heart attacks come on quickly and without warning, the majority are prefaced by some degree of mild pain and discomfort. It’s important to know caregiving tips if someone you love has or may be at risk for a heart attack, beginning with understanding the warning signs to watch for: Chest discomfort: An uncomfortable sensation of pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain in the middle of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes or goes away and then returns. Read More...

Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease Denial, or Something Else?

“How on earth could you think that I have dementia? There’s not a thing wrong with me!” If an older loved one with dementia expresses feelings like this, you may have thought to yourself that he or she was simply in denial and not willing to accept such a difficult diagnosis. Read More...

Heart Surgery Recovery: Guidelines to Help Bring Healing and Comfort

Every day, thousands of heart surgeries take place across the United States. From open heart surgery to valve repair, there are a variety of procedures available to help people maintain an active lifestyle in spite of a cardiac event. And while there may be some apprehension in leaving the watchful eyes of the hospital staff following heart surgery, returning to the comfort of home can bring a particular peace of mind. Read More...