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Dear Donna — Advice for an Overwhelmed Daughter

By Donna Wrabel, LMSW | Apr 23, 2019 | Comments Off on Dear Donna — Advice for an Overwhelmed Daughter
Dear Donna -- Advice for an Overwhelmed Daughter

Dear Donna, I am an only child and over the past few years my Mom has needed more and more help just to get through a day. Recently, we moved her into a skilled care facility after several falls and hospital stays.

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Even Light Activity Benefits an Older Woman’s Health

By Donna Wrabel, LMSW | Apr 18, 2019 | Comments Off on Even Light Activity Benefits an Older Woman’s Health
Elder Care in Galleria TX: Even Light Activity Benefits an Older Woman's Health

Elder Care in Galleria TX: Experts recommend every American gets at least 30 minutes of moderate activity daily. When your parent ages, that 30 minutes can seem impossible to manage. New studies find that older women benefit from light activity, too.

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How Do You Know When It’s Time to Ask for Help With Family Caregiving?

By Donna Wrabel, LMSW | Apr 12, 2019 | Comments Off on How Do You Know When It’s Time to Ask for Help With Family Caregiving?
Home Care Services in River Oaks TX: How Do You Know When It's Time to Ask for Help With Family Caregiving?

Home Care Services in River Oaks TX: There are more than 43 million family caregivers in the U.S. Around 34.2 million of those care for an aging adult in need of assistance with activities of daily living.

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How to Avoid the Medicare Phone Scam

By Donna Wrabel, LMSW | Apr 4, 2019 | Comments Off on How to Avoid the Medicare Phone Scam
Caregivers in West Houston TX

Caregivers in West Houston TX: At the age of 72, Henry was the victim of identity theft, and it all happened because of a phone call from Medicare. At least, Henry had thought he was talking to a Medicare representative when he gave his Social Security number over the telephone.

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Reducing the Risk of Liver Cancer with a Hepatitis C Test

By Donna Wrabel, LMSW | Mar 29, 2019 | Comments Off on Reducing the Risk of Liver Cancer with a Hepatitis C Test
Reducing the Risk of Liver Cancer with a Hepatitis C Test

Elderly Care in Houston TX: Hepatitis C, or Hep C as it is commonly called, is a condition caused by a virus. It affects the liver, causing inflammation. When it is not treated, it can lead to some serious complications, such as cirrhosis, liver failure, and liver cancer.

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Activities for Seniors with Limited Mobility

By Donna Wrabel, LMSW | Mar 21, 2019 | Comments Off on Activities for Seniors with Limited Mobility
Senior Care in Memorial TX: Activities for Seniors with Limited Mobility

Senior Care in Memorial TX: Medical conditions often affect the ability of older adults to get around. They may have difficulty walking and require assistive devices, like a cane or walker.

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5 Tips for a Dementia-Friendly Home

By Donna Wrabel, LMSW | Mar 15, 2019 | Comments Off on 5 Tips for a Dementia-Friendly Home
Elder Care in Houston TX: 5 Tips for a Dementia-Friendly Home

Elder Care in Houston TX: With proper care, people who have dementia can continue to live at home, especially during the early stages.

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Dear Donna — Why You Don’t Correct Someone with Alzheimer’s

By Donna Wrabel, LMSW | Mar 12, 2019 | Comments Off on Dear Donna — Why You Don’t Correct Someone with Alzheimer’s

The memory of a person with cognitive impairment from some form of dementia changes due to changes in their brain. They are not making up stories, they are telling you what they are experiencing.

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Four Chronic Health Conditions That Affect Large Numbers of People 65 or Older

By Donna Wrabel, LMSW | Mar 7, 2019 | Comments Off on Four Chronic Health Conditions That Affect Large Numbers of People 65 or Older
Senior Care in River Oaks TX: Four Chronic Health Conditions That Affect Large Numbers of People 65 or Older

Senior Care in River Oaks TX: Eighty percent of Americans over the age of 65 have one chronic health condition. Seventy-seven percent have two or more. There are four key chronic health conditions out there, and all of them combined account for 66 percent of the yearly death toll.

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Tips for Living with Heart Failure

By Donna Wrabel, LMSW | Mar 1, 2019 | Comments Off on Tips for Living with Heart Failure
Home Care in Katy TX: Tips for Living with Heart Failure

Home Care in Katy TX: Finding out that your older family member is suffering from heart failure can be disturbing. The name of the condition implies the heart has stopped working altogether.

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