May is ALS Awareness Month

Besides being the month we set aside to honor mothers, May is also ALS Awareness Month. Also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease (named after the high-profile baseball player who was diagnosed with the disease), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a devastating progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. The…

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Tips for Caring for Someone with Parkinson’s Disease

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month. While most people have a general idea about the physical symptoms of Parkinson’s, not as many understand what the day-to-day challenges of those who suffer from it can look like. It’s very helpful for those who have a loved one or are caring for someone with Parkinson’s to become knowledgeable…

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Top 10 Things to Do for Spring Garden Preparation

We’ve made it through another COVID-19 winter marked by few social interactions and a lot of time spent indoors. Now that warmer weather is here and more people are getting vaccinated, things are looking up! One of the best springtime remedies for improving your health and increasing your exercise routine is working in the garden.…

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COVID-19 Vaccines: Where, When, How & Why to Get It

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently authorized the emergency use of two vaccines to prevent COVID-19: one for people 16 years of age and older, and another for people ages 18 and older. (There is no vaccine approved yet for children under age 16.) Both vaccines require two doses per person, roughly three to…

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Self-Care & Destressing Tips for Caregivers During COVID-19

It’s no secret that for most individuals, stress levels have gone through the roof in recent months, as the risk of COVID-19 coupled with stay-in-place guidelines have cramped our style and turned life as we knew it upside down. While everyone certainly deserves a pat on the back for navigating through the chaos of COVID-19,…

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Ways to Engage Seniors During the Winter

‘Tis the season to stay warm, safe, and healthy – especially for our older population. The combination of navigating the cold winter months with an ongoing pandemic requiring social distancing can create extra challenges for those looking to engage the elderly. Here are some ideas of stimulating indoor activities for seniors that can be safely…

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How Coronavirus Affects the Elderly

The COVID-19 dominating all news headlines has quickly turned into a global pandemic. The strict social distancing and quarantine measures being put in place right now are an effort to “flatten the curve,” primarily to protect the most vulnerable in our society (particularly the elderly and those with comorbid health conditions). Coronaviruses (CoV) are actually…

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Cahoon Care Update about the Novel Coronavirus

We at Cahoon Care Associates understand that as things develop, there are a lot of questions regarding the recent outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) and the impact it may have. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention is providing daily updates and recommendations. While this is a public health concern, the CDC continues to…

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