What is Heart Arrhythmia?

If your parent has been diagnosed with heart arrhythmia, you are probably feeling worried. After all, having a loved one diagnosed with a heart condition is scary stuff. And, “arrhythmia” sounds like a complicated and confusing term. Understanding what heart arrhythmia is, what symptoms to look for, and how the condition can be managed might help you to feel more confident in your role as a family caregiver to a senior parent.   What is it? Simply put, heart arrhythmia is an irregular heartbeat. ... Read more

How to Make the Most of Your Loved One’s Doctor’s Appointments

Caregiver in Manhasset NY When your loved one has to go to the doctor it can be frustrating and overwhelming even for the most experienced family caregiver. Having a plan can go a long way toward making the trip more beneficial for all of you. Make a List of All the Issues You Need to Discuss A few days before your loved one's doctor's appointment, grab a piece of paper or a notebook and start jotting down questions that you or your loved one ... Read more

Lupus Awareness Month: Know the Symptoms of Elderly-Onset Lupus

Caregiver in Manhasset NY Lupus is an autoimmune disease that causes the immune system to attack itself. A normal immune system is meant to fight foreign substances in your body, such as viruses and germs. However, an autoimmune disease, such as Lupus, causes the immune system to instead attack healthy tissues. The chronic inflammatory attack caused by Lupus can affect the heart, joints, skin, blood cells, lungs and/or brain. May is Lupus awareness month, so it is a great time to learn ... Read more