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How to know your aging parents need help?

How will you know when your parents need assistance, and that something might be wrong with them? One thing for sure is they won't tell you.

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World Hepatitis Day 28 July.

World Hepatitis Day (WHD), is a day when the world joins together to drive action, to transform the lives of 200+ million people and to play a part in the fight to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030.

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Fitness and Nutrition

Certain illnesses or medications for seniors may have a negative impact on appetite. Additionally meal times may have lost their appeal, especially if your loved one is living alone.

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Dealing With Death On The Job

The death of a patient is a harsh reality in nursing. Learning to deal with it and knowing what to expect is a necessary part of the job, and critical to your own well-being.

 As compassionate caregivers, they are used to expecting improved outcomes, but are rarely prepared for the demise of a patient.

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Tips on babysitting a special child

Prior to babysitting a child with mental special needs, do your homework. Learn as much about the child and their disability. If they have a diagnosis you are unfamiliar with, get as much information as you can so you can be prepared and confident.

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Pressure Ulcer Prevention

This article is about helping your loved ones, by making sure they are well taken care off and at their best health status. Knowing how to check for a pressure ulcer is very important  if you have a frail elderly person at your home. A pressure ulcer is an area of the skin that breaks down when something keeps rubbing against the skin...

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Nurses Appreciation & CareChamp Launch

CareChamp and their partner NIDO Nursing Academy held their first Nurses Appreciation and CareChamp Launch event on the 24 March 2017 at the Stack.

Mingling in a relaxed and funky environment whilst enjoying canapés, cocktails and drinks. We had great laughter and socializing and everyone enjoyed the evening.

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How to find the perfect care provider

As the population ages, more and more people will be in need of care assistance to help with tasks such as bathing, dressing, using the bathroom, going to the shop etc. When an elderly parent or loved one is in need of care, a family member sometimes take on the task as care provider.  Unfortunately this is usually not a long term solution as most family care providers have jobs and other responsibilities that also demand their attention.

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Communication Tips - Alzheimer's

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive form of dementia,in which sufferers experience memory issues that begin and gradually worsen.Alzheimer's include anxiety, mental delusions, loss of function and sleep difficulties.

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Anger and Aggression Tips - Alzheimer's

Alzheimers's patients brains commonly contain cell abnormalities referred to as plaques or tangles. Plaques hinder brain cell communication, and tangles prevent nutrients from reaching the brain cells

Alzheimer’s progresses and aggression can flare up without warning. There may not be an obvious cause but many a times there are triggers you can spot before or during a problem. Common clues are discomfort, environment around them or confusion.

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The story behind CareChamp

I am beyond excited to announce the launch of CareChamp! CareChamp was born out of the desire to start a business that brings more joy to the life of elderly and assist their families as best as possible with the challenges that age might bring as well as to create job opportunities in South Africa...

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