March 2014 eNewsletter

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Amramp is dedicated to helping folks with mobility challenges live fuller lives. With that, we're bringing you some more great insights from authors and experts to help you and your clients live life safely, maintaining their independence and coping with emotional changes.

In this Issue - March 2014

Unknown Overdosing: The Dangers of OTC Cough Medicine

Safe, Natural Remedies for Coughing From the Cleveland Clinic Cough Center

As you know, an essential step in crafting a plan of care for your patient is making sure that his or her medications are compatible with one another and will not trigger an overdose or harmful side effect interactions. But what many may not realize is that overdoses can happen with everyday drugstore OTC medicines. Director of Florida’s Cleveland Clinic Cough Center Dr. Gustavo Ferrer shares the hidden dangers lurking in some trusted brands, as well as all-natural coughing remedies.

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Caregivers Should Take Care of Themselves Too

Family and Friends Caring for Loved Ones Can Manage Their Caregiving Stress, One Breath at a Time

Stress studies suggest a vicious – and increasingly lethal – cycle, an all-too-common experience for family caregivers. Often the stress of caring leads caregivers’ to require care themselves due to their own chronic health issues. Mary Elaine Kiener, RN, PhD, specializes in helping midlife caregivers care for themselves as well as they care for others and shows you how to break the cycle without missing a beat in your daily hectic life.

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Holiday Visits With Aging Parents: Signs that They Need More Care

Warning Signs for Adult Children When Visiting Aging Parents

The holidays are most often spent with family and, in America, it may be the one time of year that adult children get to spend with their aging parents. Despite mentally knowing what is coming "down the pike," actually seeing their parents’ health begin to deteriorate can be shocking, confusing, and painful. How do they know which changes are harmless and which are red flags indicating a need for greater levels of care and assistance?

Some signs to share...

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