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Quality of Life is Essential Even Through Hospice Care

Even when faced with imminent death, quality of life is important. January is International Quality Of Life Month, so if you have a loved one who is in hospice care in Alameda County and elsewhere, you will find this week’s article interesting. Here at…

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The Physical Impact of Alzheimer’s Disease

With November being Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, we thought it appropriate to honor those who suffer from this debilitating disease. More than six million Americans over the age of 65 have Alzheimer’s, with 73 percent being over the age of 75.…

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Different Types and Levels of Blindness in Older Adults

October is World Blindness Month, and this week’s blog will focus on the different types and levels of blindness in older adults. It’s not uncommon for us to care for individuals in hospice in Alameda County and elsewhere who suffer from some level of…

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Liver Health: How Age Changes the Rules

Liver health is important, but like many organs, it’s one than can be compromised as we age. Many patients we care for here in hospice care in San Mateo and elsewhere suffer from liver disease. In honor of National Liver Awareness Month this October,…

Many Seniors Don’t Drink Enough Water: 5 Ways to Help

Many seniors are dehydrated and they don’t realize it. The health risk is very real though. From urinary and kidney problems to seizures and heat exhaustion, seniors who don’t drink enough liquids during the day can face serious health consequences. Problem…