Being a caregiver for a loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s disease poses many challenges, but it can also be very rewarding to know you’re being helpful and offering comfort. How you handle your role in providing care and support is an important part of making the journey through Alzheimer’s as easy as possible for you and your loved one. Start with the basics of relationship, pain management, and self-care to lay the foundation for a positive experience.
Other than lung cancer, breast cancer is the most prevalent cancer among U.S. women. In fact, one in eight women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer during her lifetime, and they can turn to a variety of options for treatment. As prevalent as breast cancer is in the U.S., it stands to reason that ongoing research continues to be conducted to find a cure. In the meantime, there are several common treatment options for the disease, and understanding what they are and their pros and cons make it easier to take a proactive approach to the situation.
One of the most common fears out there is enochlophobia, otherwise known as the fear of crowds or large gatherings of people, and we can understand why. Aside from the potential disasters that could occur while in a crowd, some people fear the noise, the closeness, or several other factors and avoid events like concerts, games, festivals, or even parties because of it.
The seventh-leading cause of death among Americans in 2015, diabetes is incredibly prevalent. Additionally, it is estimated that nearly 84.1 million Americans over the age of 18 had pre-diabetes in 2015. Therefore, a lot of research is conducted every year in an attempt to develop better treatments and therapies. Thanks to advanced technologies, in fact, monitoring and managing both type I and type II diabetes is easier and less invasive for patients than ever. Read on to learn about five of today’s most promising advances in the area of diabetes treatment.
As defined by the dictionary, the belief is that the man flu is simply men overreacting to the symptoms of the normal flu. In essence, they’re being cry-babies. The flu provokes little to no reaction from women, but it has men overexaggerating their symptoms and acting like its life or death. But let’s take a step back. Maybe men do experience the symptoms of the flu more severely than women. It’s possible, right? A study published in BMJ has the answer.
Cancer occurs when cells in the body start growing out of control. It can originate anywhere in the body. When it originates in one of the kidneys, it is kidney cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, kidney cancer is among the 10 most common cancers for both men and women.
It’s that time of year again when Medicare changes are happening – and if you’re living with diabetes, it’s important to familiarize yourself with what changes may impact the way you manage your diabetes. Don’t miss out on your chance to switch or update your plan, as the 2019 Medicare enrollment period ends December 7.