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Glaucoma: Signs, Symptoms and Treatment

27th of March, 2017 Glaucoma: Signs, Symptoms and Treatment. Glaucoma is a disease that damages the optic nerve of the eye. It can cause loss of vision, pain and blindness in some cases. There are two types of glaucoma. Open-angle glaucoma has the least amount of signs and the damage is permanent. Sadly this is the most common type of glaucoma and gives very little warning. Regular visits to the eye doctor are necessary for early detection. In this type of glaucoma, the eye's drainage angle becomes blocked and due to excess fluid and pressure, the nerve deteriorates. .....

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Mortgage Rate Out Look for 2017

If you could have refinanced your mortgage in 2016 but didn't, you might regret it. Mortgage rates ended 2016 at their highest levels since 2014, capping the end of a refinancing boom. Hope is not lost just because the Fed is hiking rates, banks have a system in place to allow you to "buy points" when you purchase or refinance your property, this term is used to pay an fee upfront for a reduced rate over the course of your loan. 1 point = 1% of your loan amount which will then reduce your interest rate by .25% (the reduction amount varies from bank to bank) while this .....

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How Private Caregivers Can Assist Older Adults in a Care Facility

When an aging parent resides in a nursing care community, hospice house or an assisted living center, adult children often find themselves wishing they could be with their parent around the clock. It might be because their parent’s private assisted living home doesn’t provide twenty-four hour care or when they live in a group home they may still need additional personal care assistance a few hours a week. For these reasons and more, in-home caregivers can be brought in to help support an older adult’s needs in whatever setting they might call home.   H.....

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Pet Therapy to Boost Mood for Older Adults

Pet Therapy to Boost Mood for Older Adults: Aging is something we all must endure at some point in our lives. It is a process that brings many ailments with it and the most common one is clinical depression. There are many ways to help alleviate the symptoms of depression: exercise, socializing, medication, sunlight therapy. However, one of the newest ways of battling depression in older adults is through Pet Therapy. Owning a dog generally has positive side affects on people and especially on the elderly. It significantly lowers blood pressure, risk of heart disease, an.....

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5 Fun Springtime Activities for Seniors

Springtime Activities for Seniors 21th of March, 2017Springtime Activities for Seniors: Springtime brings plenty of opportunity to do something fun and outdoorsy. It is a great opportunity for seniors to spend time with their families and get some sunshine as well. So take advantage of our tips and the good weather and spend some time together doing these fun activities! 1. Go for for a walk/hike. Whether you live by a hiking trails, the beach or the woods - it is the perfect opportunity to go out and get some exercise and get in touch with nature. Dress comfor.....

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Elderly Companion Care

20th of March, 2017 Seniors Behind the Wheel: Seniors driving a car past a certain age can be worrisome for anyone; their loved ones, pedestrians and other drivers on the road. This is simply due to the fact that as we age, our vision, hearing and reflexes deteriorate. So here are some tips for elderly and their loved ones to make driving safer for everyone. Get a vision and hearing exam frequently. We recommend taking your older loved one to the doctor to get their hearing and vision tested at least 2 times a year. Rapid declines can occur for people ages 60 and.....

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How To Appear Smarter Than You Are

According to Forbes: It’s great to be smart, but intelligence is a hard thing to pin down. In many cases, how smart people think you are is just as important as how smart you actually are. As it turns out, intelligence only explains about 20% of how you do in life; much of the other 80% comes down to emotional intelligence (EQ). EQ is a skill that’s so important that 90% of top performers in the workplace have high EQs and people with high EQs make $28,000 more annually than those with low EQs. The hallmark of emotional intelligence is self-awareness, which invo.....

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Attitude is the key to success!

We at IT CAREERS believe that even though knowledge and hardwork are very important, positive thinking, positive energy and unwavering belief in your success are mandatory in any endeavour! .....

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Recognizing Dementia

Our office, ComForCare in South Brooklyn just very recently became Dementia Certified. This means our caregivers receive additional training from us and are experts in recognizing Dementia. I want to take this time to share the knowledge and briefly go over the different types of dementia and how to recognize them. Dementia is a very broad and general term. however, a lot of different forms of dementia takes place and recognizing the differences is vital to improving quality of life. Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) is a mild, general form of dementia. The sufferer i.....

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