What should people know about PAD?
Rashad: That the people who are at
greatest risk for developing PAD are
those with diabetes who are over 50
years old, who have hypertension,
high cholesterol, people who are
heavy smokers, people over 70;
people with a history of heart
attack or a stroke in their family.
GB: How has PAD
affected your family?
PR: When I
did hear about PAD, I thought about
my father immediately, because my
father had diabetes and he died of a
heart attack. Then I continued to
read about PAD and I remember the
moment that I read about one of the
common symptoms, cramping in the
legs. My dad used to complain about
that. His legs would cramp and we
thought it was because he had been
practicing dentistry for almost 35
years, standing up the whole time
because he refused to sit down. You
could attribute it to that.
Oftentimes when people have
discomfort in their legs, it is
attributed to being tired, or they
think, “I have been standing too
long” or “I am getting older,” not
considering that there could be a
cardiovascular problem at the root
of this...read more
Fighting Caregiver Fatigue
By Kristine Dwyer, Staff Writer
Calvin’s day begins before 5
A.M. He knows another exhausting day lies ahead. He
allows himself only enough time to have a cup of
coffee and read the paper before lying back down...read more
Peace of Mind
By Cindy Morrow
“The best preparation for the future
is the present well seen to.”
- George McDonald...read more
Tips for Managing Incontinence
with Frontotemporal Dementia
Always make sure the
doctor does an evaluation to rule
out infections, tumors, etc. for
both urinary or bowel incontinence...read
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