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Chronic Conditions and the Myths People Believe

A chronic condition is an illness or disease that will last for months and possibly never go away. Some of the more common ones are Alzheimer’s, arthritis, asthma, diabetes, high blood pressure, MS, and Parkinson’s. Some chronic conditions end up causing more worry than is needed due to the misinformation that’s out there. These are some of the biggest myths regarding different chronic conditions.

 

Home Health Care in Provo UT: Senior Chronic Conditions Tips

Home Health Care in Provo UT: Senior Chronic Conditions Tips

 

People Have Only Themselves to Blame for Their Chronic Condition

While some chronic conditions are linked to factors like smoking, drinking alcohol, or being overweight, the belief that chronic conditions don’t affect people with good eating and lifestyle habits is wrong. Having good habits helps, but it’s not a guarantee.

Adelle Davis was a health guru who lived and promoted her belief that processed foods were horrible for a person’s health. She felt the diet needed more focus on whole grains, careful intake of potassium, and increased intake in choline was important. She died of cancer at the age of 70.

 

Dietary Changes Will Not Help Arthritis

People think that since arthritis pain is already here, there’s nothing you can change in your diet to improve the condition. The truth is certain foods can help. Fruits and vegetables, fish that are high in omega-3 fatty acids, and whole grains are among them.

 

Memory Loss is Normal as You Age

As you age, you may forget some things here and there, but it’s minor stuff. It’s not normal if your memory loss involves forgetting how to tie your shoe, where you live, how to call the police or other routines that have been part of one’s life for a long time.

 

You’ll Know if You Have High Blood Pressure

You should have your blood pressure checked each year or more often if there’s a family history. Many people never feel different when they have high blood pressure. If they do feel lightheaded, it’s often when the blood pressure is dangerously high.

No matter what chronic health condition is affecting your parents, you need to ensure they are supported throughout the week. Senior care services offer just as much help as they need to live independently without struggling or risking their safety. You can have caregivers come daily, a few times a week, once a week, or monthly.

Senior care is designed to meet your family’s needs. A specialist will go over the things that can help your parent maintain independence as health and abilities change. Call now to discuss prices and schedules.

 

Are you or a loved one considering hiring Home Health Care in Provo, UT? Please talk to the friendly staff at December Rose Senior Care at Home. Providing Home Care in Highland, Utah and Surrounding Communities. 801-427-ROSE (7673)

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Alan and Stephanie Jones, Owners

December Rose Senior Care is a local in-home care agency owned and operated by Alan and Stephanie Jones in Highland, Utah. While both Alan and Stephanie bring professional and practical experience to their business, it has been the fulfilling and educational aspects of assisting their parents through the aging process as well as raising their five children that encouraged them to start a personal care agency. In particular it was the humbling experience of caring for a special needs son and moving a parent from in-home care to assisted living that helped them realize there are many families who are caring for loved ones that need help. Their desire is to combine these experiences with over twenty years of medical sales and marketing, eleven years working with senior and elder populations among our Veterans and Native Americans, serving on multiple school boards and local legislative roles, to develop in-home care that exceeds expectations and honors seniors as the foundation of this country.
In their spare time, Alan and Stephanie are all about family and enjoy So. California beach vacations, watching their children’s sporting events, reading, participating in church and community activities, watching favorite shows together, participating in Boy Scouts, running and yoga.

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