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Touching Hearts at Home Blog

Did you know that summer heart attacks are often due to hot temperatures? Heat-related illnesses, like heat exhaustion or heat stroke, happen when a body is not able to properly cool itself. While the body…

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11.09.2017

Continue living!

Continue living – Dr. Suzanne Lesage emphasizes that an Alzheimer’s diagnosis doesn’t mean the person’s life is over. She stresses that there can be significant quality of life, even later in the disease’s progression. She…

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06.30.2017

More Independence

Independence Day is being celebrated soon and the older our country is getting, so too is its generation of baby boomers.  Do you know any?  Maybe you are one, or maybe you are a younger…

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02.08.2017

Elder Abuse

Did you know, in the U.S. alone, it is estimated more than half a million reports of abuse against elderly Americans reach authorities every year, and millions more cases go unreported?  The National Council on…

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09.28.2016

Stroke Prevention

Another wonderful person just became a stroke victim.  It always takes me by surprise when this happens.  Did you know that up to 80% of strokes can be prevented? Strokes can happen to anyone regardless…

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07.20.2016

Sun safety

Summer is in full force which means warm weather and sunshine is the norm for most of us living in America.  For those of us caring for older adults or people with medical conditions or…

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