Lymphedema in older people.

What is lymphedema?

And why should you care about it as a caregiver?

In today’s post, we will talk about what lyphedema is, how to identify it and how you can care for your loved one who has it.

Lymphedema in older people – what is it?

Lyphedema refers to swelling that occurs in the arms or feet due to a blockage in the lymphatic system.

The lymphatic system is part of your immune system. It is a network of tissues and organs that drain your system of toxins, dead bacterial cells, and other unwanted materials from infectious agents.

Your tonsils and spleen are part of your lymphatic system.

Since your lymphatic system is involved in drainage, you can think of them as pipes taking the waste away.

If for any reason they become blocked, the affected person will retain fluid in their body which then causes the swelling you see in the legs and arms.

In lymphedema, usually only one arm or leg will become swollen. In some instances, both could be swollen as well.

Symptoms of lymphedema

The symptoms of lymphedema include:

  • Swollen legs and arms including the fingers and toes. Usually, this happens on one side of the person.
  • The affected individual might complain of heaviness in the affected limbs
  • Pain or discomfort.
  • Restricted range or motion and movement.
  • Recurring infections. Your lymphatic system is crucial to your immune system and a blockage here also means your immune system is not clearing infections effectively.
  • Thickening and hardening of the skin.

What causes lymphedema?

Lymphedema can happen on its’ own (also called primary lymphedema) or it can happen because of another disease (called secondary lymphedema).

People who are older, overweight or who have undergone treatment for cancer are all at high risk for developing lymphedema.

If it is not properly cared for, lymphedema can lead to life-threatening infections. Another complication of lymphedema is lymphangiosarcoma – a type of cancer that affects soft tissues.

What can you do as a caregiver to support a loved one with lymphedema?

  • Encourage them to see their doctor for a treatment plan.
  • Encourage your loved one to adhere to the treatment plan so the edema can be resolved or the effects reduced.
  • Help your loved one elevate their limbs above the level of their heart when they are sitting down or resting.
  • Help your loved one avoid wearing tight-fitting clothing.
  • Continue to help your loved one protect themselves from cuts and bruises that could introduce infections.
  • Protect their limbs from extreme temperatures (very cold or very hot).
  • Assist your loved one with moving around if their movement has been impaired.
  • Adhere to safety rules around the house to prevent falls and further injury.
  • Continue to provide supportive care. This includes making sure they are comfortable in bed and are eating are balanced nutritious diet.




June 17, 2020 Home Care 1010

Stage 3 kidney disease and how to care for a loved one.

37 million people in the United States live with chronic kidney disease. Chronic kidney disease is divided into 5 stages that span across a spectrum. It can range from a mild disease to a severe one where the kidney may stop working altogether.

What do the kidneys do?

The kidneys are fist-sized organs in your body that are shaped like beans. Your kidneys filter your blood of any waste products. It helps you to balance fluid in your body

Your kidneys create urine by filtering your blood and so when a person passes urine, they are passing a direct product of the kidneys.

Without our kidneys, our bodies would retain fluid and waste substances that are toxic for the body.

Thus, when the kidneys are diseased, it can cause a great deal of distress for the person experiencing it and for caregivers.

How exactly do doctors determine the different stages of kidney disease?

Doctors measure the activity of the kidney using a measure called the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR).

An eGFR of 90 suggests that kidneys are working at 90% of their capacity and usually this marks the lower end of stage 1 of kidney disease.

Stage 3 kidney disease has two distinct stages.

  • Stage 3a – eGFR at this stage is between 45%-59%
  • The next stage is Stage 3b – eGFR at this stage is between 30%-44%

During stage 3 kidney disease, an individual’s kidneys work at about half the capacity of a completely healthy kidney.

At this stage, many people don’t have symptoms of severe kidney disease.

As a caregiver, you may notice the following symptoms:

You may also notice high blood pressure – if you monitor this at home.

Because these symptoms are non-specific and could apply to other health problems, it is important that you encourage your loved one to visit their doctor who may then refer them to a kidney specialist known as a nephrologist.

It is important that you and your loved one do this to slow the progression of the disease.

Steps you can take to keep stage 3 kidney disease from getting worse

  • Good diabetes control – Take everything into consideration here: from diet to insulin injections.
  • Good blood pressure control – Ask your doctor about blood pressure medication. Lifestyle changes like daily exercise for at least 30 minutes per day can also help.
  • Avoid smoking and tobacco use.
  • Thirty minutes of exercise 5 times a week is recommended by experts to keep a healthy weight. This in turn improves blood pressure and helps with diabetes control.
  • Continue to follow a healthy, balanced diet.
  • Continue to collaborate with your nephrologist and primary care doctor on the best path of action to take for you.

As a caregiver, you can continue to provide supportive care and encourage your loved one to follow recommendations from medical experts.






Is your elderly loved one currently bedridden?

Here are five tips on how to take care of an elderly loved one who is bedridden at home.

5 tips for taking care of your loved one who is bedridden

Continue to provide good nutrition

Your loved one still needs to be getting a diet that provides them with all the nutrients they need.

A diet that is heavy in proteins, fruits and vegetables is helpful for people who are bedridden.

A bedridden person is prone to losing muscle tone because they are not using their muscles as much in daily movement.

This can result in a loss of muscle tone which further weakens a person.

A diet that is rich in protein, helps to continue to “feed” the muscles so they can regain some of that lost muscle tone.

Fruits and vegetables contain vitamins and minerals that boost the immune system and help wounds heal quickly.

People who are bedridden, are more likely to develop a condition called bed sores. Having the right balance of vitamins and minerals can help lessen the occurrence of these.

Help them perform range of motion exercises

Like I mentioned in the point above, if your loved one is bedridden, they are not moving their muscles around much.

For people who are not bedridden, simple things like taking a walk for 30 minutes a day is enough to keep muscles strong and healthy.

When you don’t use a particular muscle group regularly however, those muscles become weak.

Thus, it is important to help your loved one perform range-of-motion exercises to help keep their muscles healthy.

Bed sores are another common problem that arise from being bedridden.

This happens because there isn’t enough blood supply to a part of your loved one’s body. Wounds then develop – and these wounds can take a long time to heal.

Range of motion exercises gets blood moving to the parts of the body that would otherwise be cut off from blood supply.

Provide bed baths

Cleanliness is important when you’re taking care of a bedridden loved one.

This post teaches you how to provide your loved one with a bed bath.

Bed baths prevent bacteria, fungi and viruses from gathering in areas of your loved one’s body and causing havoc.

Change their bedding often

Changing bedding and diapering often is vital when you’re taking care of a loved one who is bedridden.

Because they are in bed all day long, sweat, hair shedding and skin shedding all contribute to sheets becoming dirty quickly.

Thus, it is important to have a plan to change your loved one’s sheets once or twice a week. Or as often as is needed.

You could also lay down absorbent bed pads like these ones, on the area of the bed where your loved one lies the most.

This way, you don’t have to change all the sheets if you’re in a pinch for time. You would just need to change the bed pad.

Nonetheless, changing sheets once or twice per week will keep your loved one comfortable, clean and dry.

If your loved one uses a diaper, changing them frequently will also keep them comfortable and prevent problems like skin break down due to urine or feces staying on them for too long.

Provide entertainment to keep them engaged

Laying in bed all day is boring. It can lead to mental health problems like depression.

Keep your loved one engaged and entertained.

Board games, watching a TV show together, providing them with books and having conversations are all ways to keep your loved one engaged.

While they are aging in place and are bedridden, your loved one can still enjoy a good quality of life.

These 5 tips on how to care for your elderly loved one who is bedridden, will help you achieve that.

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You live far away from mom or dad and you need to find the right home care agency.

You want to pick an agency that will help them continue to enjoy the comforts of home while getting the care they need.

We know that finding and picking the right home care agency for your loved one is hard; but it is not impossible.

In today’s post, we’ll share some tips on how you can find and pick the right home care agency for your loved one.

Choosing the right home care agency for mom or dad

Do your research

These days, rating websites like Yelp or Google Reviews or A Place For Mom make researching a business easy.

Note however that people usually don’t rate a business unless they have had a bad experience. So while we recommend starting here, it’s also important to take the worst reviews with a grain of salt.

Most of these websites are based on a 5-star system with 5 stars being the best.

Our recommendation is that you can read the 3-star and 4-star reviews and find out what the complaints of these individuals were.

This should give you some insight into what the particular home agency does well and what may be lacking.

Check out their website

Once you’ve found out what other people have to say, go and find out what the home care agency has to say about itself.

You will find a lot here too.

If you cannot find all (or almost all) the information you need about a home care agency on their website, this could be a red flag.

A business that is marketing itself online needs to make answers to potential clients’ questions easy.

They can do this easily via their website and if they are not, we recommend that you pass.

If the home care agency has social media channels, these would be good to check as well.

Talk with the home care agency

By this point, you would have made a short-list of home care agencies to pick from for your aging loved one.

Our next recommendation is that you call the home care agency and speak with someone.

Questions you can ask while on the call with them include:

  • How do you vet your employees?
  • Does your company have a license? Is there a website or place I can call to verify this information?
  • What kind of training do you give your caregivers?
  • Do you have caregivers who know how to deal with people with disabilities?
  • When can you start providing services?
  • Will my elderly loved one have the same caregiver(s) each time? If you have to change caregivers, how much notice will I get?
  • Do you an external monitoring of your caregivers to ensure my loved one is not being abused?
  • How do your caregivers handle emergencies?
  • What happens if a scheduled caregiver doesn’t show up?
  • If I have concerns about my loved one’s care, who should I report this to?

Any good home care agency will happily answer each of your questions and make sure to allay any fears you have.

Choosing the right home care agency for mom or dad, doesn’t need to be hectic when you follow these steps.




Do you have a loved one who is now bedridden?

In today’s post, I am going to talk about 7 ways you can provide excellent care of your bedridden loved one.

7 ways to take excellent care of your bedridden loved one

Personal hygiene is a must

Personal hygiene is an absolute must when you have a loved one who is bound to their bed.

Giving a bed bath everyday is important and in this post, we go into details on how to give the best bed bath.

In addition to bed baths, oral care is important. Bring a toothbrush, toothpaste and a basin to the bed side so your loved one can brush their teeth. Keep mouthwash handy so they can wash their mouth in between meals.

You will also have to make sure your loved one has clean clothes they can wear everyday so they don’t feel uncomfortable throughout the day.

Turn them and help them move about in bed everyday

Obviously, one of the biggest challenges for someone who is bedridden is the lack of movement.

Thus, it’s up to you as the caregiver to help your loved one move about in bed.

Moving will help with blood circulation and will keep muscles from atrophy.

Muscle atrophy happens when people don’t use their muscles groups and so those muscles become weak and the cells begin to die.

You can help your loved one with range of motion exercises where you move their arms and legs for them.

If they can sit up in bed, you could help them sit up and help them turn from side to side.

Helping your loved one move about in bed is also important because it prevents bed sores from happening.

Bed sores are notoriously hard to treat and so the best way to treat them is to prevent them.

Help them get the best nutrition

While they’re bedridden, it’s important that your loved one gets the best nutrition.

Like I mentioned above, lying down in bed makes a person more likely to have muscle atrophy and increased the likelihood of bed sores.

Making sure your loved one eats a balanced diet and gets the dietary supplements they need will improve their overall health.

You also want to make sure they are drinking enough fluids so they’re not dehydrated.

Ventilate the room and keep it clean

It’s hard to be in one place all day everyday for weeks.

You can help your loved one overcome the feeling of being cooped up by making sure you keep the room well ventilated. This is especially important during the warmer months.

Open up the windows. Use bright curtains to add color to the room. Adjust the temperature as needed so they’re comfortable.

It’s also important to keep clutter out of the way and have a room that so generally clean to live in.

Music can create a happier environment

Music therapy is an interesting emerging field that seems to improve people’s health.

In fact, music therapy might even be useful in improving the emotional and social responses of people with Alzheimer’s Disease.

So play your loved one’s favorite music in their room to keep the environment cheerful.

Get the whole family involved

Involve the grandchildren and any other family member who is willing in caring for your loved one.

This can be a way to bring the family closer. And your loved one will get to continue to enjoy being a part of the family unit.

Home medical supplies

Your local home medical supply store can provide you with everything you need to take excellent care of your loved one at home.

Read this post to learn which home medical supplies you should have on hand.

Make sure to take care of the caregiver too

As a caregiver, taking care of a loved one who is bedridden is hard.

Perhaps you may not even be able to work because of the situation.

And so emotionally and financially, this can be taxing. Make sure you’re taking care of you as well.

For tips on how to take care of yourself as a caregiver, read this post.


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You’re worried about Mom or Dad living alone.

You live far away and have a job that won’t allow you to provide the care they need.

And they want to be able to continue in the home they’ve known for years.

How do you reconcile all of these?

One of the best ways is to work with a professional and licensed home care agency.

But just like anything else, it’s important to count the cost before you hire a home care agency.

And perhaps you’re reading this because you’re worried that home care will be expensive.

If this is you, you’re in the right place.

In this post, I’ll go over 5 ways you could get the money you need to pay for home care.

5 ways to pay for home care


Depending on the state and whether your loved one meets income and medical needs requirement, Medicaid could pay for home care.

In those states where Medicaid does pay for in-home care, your loved one may have to have severe physical or mental limitations to qualify.

If you think your aging loved one meets these requirements, you can call Medicaid directly to find out what you’ll need to get that assistance.

Long term insurance

Ask your loved one or investigate to see if they have long-term health care insurance. This could pay for some of your home care costs.

The PACE program

PACE stands for Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly.

It is a Medicaid and Medicare program that is aimed at keeping the elderly out of nursing homes.

In order to qualify, your loved one has to “in need of nursing home-level services”.

If you live in an area where PACE is offered and your elderly loved needs to meet the following criteria to be eligible.

  • You must have Medicaid or Medicare to join PACE
  • Age must be 55 or older
  • Must be able to live safely with the help of PACE
  • And as I mentioned above, they must need nursing home-level care

PACE will cover:

  • Home care
  • Adult day care
  • Nursing home care
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Prescription drugs
  • Preventative services
  • Social work counseling

So if your loved one already has Medicaid or Medicare

Veterans Benefits

If your loved one served in any section of the United States Armed Forces, they may qualify for services including home care services.

Call the Veteran Affairs Administration directly for details on how to access those benefits.

State and community-based services and waivers

Your state or local community may have services that allow your aging loved one to continue to thrive at home.

This can include financial assistance.

Your state’s and local department of health and human resources can help you locate these services.



Do you need home care? Or is it home health care you need?

Even though people have historically used these terms interchangeably, they are not.

You are probably doing the research and finding it overwhelming.

Which one do you need? What does each entail?

You’re in the right place!

In today’s post, we will look at home care versus home health care, what each one of them means and what you can expect depending on the path you need.

The Difference

Home care

Home care focuses on helping you or your loved one to age in place. As more people age and more choices become available, people want to be able to continue to stay in their homes instead of going to live in a nursing home or assisted living community. The benefits of choosing a professional home care agency that sends home care aides to your home include:

    • You receive personalized care and assistance. Nobody is rushing off to help someone else.
    • You can get help with activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing up and toileting.
    • Depending on the home care agency, you can also get transportation assistance.
    • Light-housekeeping is also something you would be able to enjoy with the right home care agency.
    • Companionship – Need to go to the store, a home care aide can help with that.

And so essentially, home care allows you to enjoy your life they way you’ve lived it for years…but with extra help so you can get it all done.

It is important to know that while home care aides typically have some training, they are not medical professionals and so cannot perform those duties.

If there is a medical condition for which you or your loved one needs the corresponding medical care, home health care is the choice you would make.

Home Health Care

Home health care is an excellent choice for you or your loved one if you have a medical condition that requires it and a doctor prescribes it.

That’s right.

In most states, you need a doctor to prescribe home health care in order to get it.

In this instance, you will most likely to be interacting with healthcare professionals such as registered nurses, physical therapists and certified nurses’ aides.

With home care, you can expect the following types of care:

  • Medication administration
  • Wound care
  • Physical therapy
  • Medical equipment monitoring
  • Nursing care – a registered nurse under the direction of a medical doctor will set up a plan of care for people recovering from an illness or who need in-home medical monitoring
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Medical social services – A medical social worker may be assigned to a case to be the case manager. In this case, they will help to coordinate all the services you or your loved one needs.
  • Nutritional support
  • Pharmaceutical services

And this is just a handful of services you can receive when you receive home health care.

As you can see, home health care is involves a lot more than home care.

How do I know if I need home care or home health care?

If you have recently been admitted to the hospital or had surgery and need extra care at home to help you recover, you will most likely need home health care.

Home health care is usually a short-term solution unlike home care which could be a long-term arrangement.

On the other hand, if you just need the type of care that allows you to continue thriving in your home and need minimal medical assistance, home care is the choice for you.

I hope this will be helpful to you and clarifies which type of care; home care and home health care; you might need.


The weather has gotten colder!

And even though we don’t get snow like most of the East Coast, we’re experiencing our share of cold weather.

As a caregiver, it’s important to be prepared for this weather as well as watch out for any cold-related illnesses like pneumonia.

Adults over the age of 65 are more likely to get pneumonia.

The good news is that, it can be prevented.

In fact, the United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends two pneumococcal vaccines for adults older than 65.

CDC’s suggestions are to:

  • Get a dose of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) first. Then get a dose of the pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV23) at least 1 year later.
  • If you’ve already received PPSV23, get PCV13 at least 1 year after receipt of the most recent PPSV23 dose.
  • If you’ve already received a dose of PCV13 at a younger age, CDC does not recommend another dose.

In today’s post, we’ll take a look at what you can to do prevent pneumonia.

Pneumonia in the elderly

Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs that is caused by various micro-organisms including pneumococcal bacteria and the influenza virus.

The micro-organisms are more likely in thrive in an immune-compromised system.

When a person has a comprised immune system, they are not able to fight off infections easily. In those instances, any bacteria or virus present begin to multiply vigorously and this ends up in disease.

One of the environmental factors that can compromise a person’s immune system is the cold weather outside.

And when you add other risk factors such as age and other pre-existing health conditions, pneumonia becomes a scary prospect.

Thus as a caregiver, it is important for you to be on the look out for your loved one so that you can prevent it.

Steps to prevent pneumonia this season

  • Make sure your loved one is up-to-date on their vaccines for pneumonia and influenza. As I mentioned above, the CDC recommends it for people above the age of 65.
  • Make sure your loved one has warm clothes to wear during the colder parts of the day.
  • Cigarettes and cigarette smoke contributes to pneumonia. Thus, it’s important to stay away from cigarette smoke or encourage your loved one to quit smoking.
  • Ensure that heating is working in your loved one’s home. In San Diego, the nice weather makes most of us forget about heating for our homes. However, it’s important during the colder months. A space heater can be a temporary solution but the sooner you are able to provide heating for your loved one, the better.
  • Other people are sick during this season, wash your hands regularly if you will be around anyone who is sick.
  • If your loved one has on-going medical issues such as asthma, diabetes or heart disease, it is important to manage it properly. These existing medical conditions can compromise the immune system and contribute to severe pneumonia.

Pneumonia in the elderly is serious enough that the CDC has recommendations regarding it.

Thus as a caregiver, you cannot take it lightly. Taking the steps I’ve outlined above will help your loved one stay healthy this season and will ultimately save you and your family from needless medical costs.

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October 14, 2019 Home Care 1010

You’ll be caring for your loved one at home on a hospital bed.

And this is your first time caring for someone in a hospital bed.

How do you even navigate it so that your loved one is comfortable and taken care of?

In today’ post, I will share some best practices on caring for your loved one who is in a hospital bed.

I will also share some times on how to take care of yourself while you care for your loved one who is in a hospital bed.

Let’s dive right into it.

Caring for a loved one in a hospital bed at home.

Take stock of your own feelings

Before we even get into talking about taking care of your loved one in a hospital bed, let’s talk about you.

How are you doing?

Bringing a loved one home to a hospital bed is no mean feat.

By now, you’ve spent a lot of money to ensure your loved one is getting the right bed that will help them be comfortable.

Perhaps, your loved one’s diagnosis and whether or not they’ll live is weighing on you.

Or maybe you’ve had to rearrange and make improvements to your home just to accommodate the hospital bed.

It sure sounds like a lot doesn’t it?

If you’re in that space, I recommend joining a support group that will help you cope with the feelings. You can also speak to a mental health professional about your feelings.

Don’t be shy of expressing how you feel and processing your own feelings so you can better support your loved one.

Factors to consider in caring for your loved one in a hospital bed.


Do you have the space for the bed? If you don’t see where you could fit a hospital bed right now, it may be time to make the space for it. This may require getting rid of other things in order to create the room for the hospital bed.


Do you have the right supplies? This will depend on several factors and one of those factors is whether your loved one is mobile or not. If there are not mobile, you will have to think about giving them bed baths, preventing bed sores, keeping them safe and how you’ll be helping them move about on a daily basis.


Make sure you don’t forget curtains for privacy. If the room your loved one will live in has windows, it will be helpful to get curtains so you can help them maintain privacy. And those forget to draw them open for sunshine and fresh air as well.

Family activities

Will your loved one be able to engage in family activities from their room/bed? Being bedridden doesn’t mean your loved one cannot be involved in family activities. In fact, this will improve quality of life for them. So have them in a where children and grandchildren can come and enjoy time with your loved one while they can.

Get help if you need it

Don’t forget to get the help you need. This may involve drawing up a time-table with family members or hiring professional home care help for your loved one. Whatever the case maybe, realize you don’t have to go through this alone. There are others who can come alongside you to support you on this journey.

Advanced directive and wills

If your loved one is still able to make decisions, this might be the time to tie up any loose ends when it comes to advanced directives and wills. If this type of documentation has not been made clear and your loved one is terminal, this is a good time to set those things in order.


Taking care of a loved one on a hospital bed at home is tasking, to say the least.

However, the points I raised above will help you get ready for this major life change.

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What is Dowager’s hump? And how can you prevent it?

Dowager’s hump is the slightly rounded hump you might observe at the back of an person’s neck. Dowager’s hump can happen irrespective of age and while both men and women develop it, we mostly see it in women.

Sometimes people call this a “roundback” or in more severe cases, a “hunchback”.

The medical term for Dowager’s hump is kyphosis.

Kyphosis is caused by continual curving of the spine towards the front of the body.

And so daily activities like being hunched over a computer all day at work or doing work that involves bending the neck excessively can cause the condition.

Another cause of kyphosis is osteoporosis; a condition which predominantly affects women.

It may also be a congenital problem.

For most people who develop kyphosis later on in life, it is most likely due to bad posture or osteoporosis.

In most instances, kyphosis is painless.

For some people however, it is painful.

And even for those with painless kyphosis, a severe spinal curvature can cause other problems later on in life.

So what can you do about it?

How can you prevent or even reverse Dowager’s hump?

That is what we’ll be covering in this post.

How to prevent Dowager’s hump in the elderly

Avoid bad posture

For most of us, work is unavoidable.

Mechanics, nurses, teachers and office workers all have to do some kind of work that involves bending the neck for long periods of time.

So avoiding work is definitely not an option.

However, there are exercises you can practice on a daily basis to prevent the eventual problem of kyphosis.

Examples of exercises you can do are as follows:

  • Stand up and stretch at least once an hour to take the stress off those neck and back muscles that you’ve been engaging.
  • Extend your neck backwards and turn it from side to side to get rid of the pain that comes with bending over for so long.
  • With the help of a physical therapist or a fitness professional, you can learn how to do push-ups to relieve some of the pressure on your back.

General exercise also helps to keep your muscles and bones healthy.

A healthy diet helps

A balanced diet that delivers all the necessary nutrients to your body is key to a healthy body.

For people who are more prone to osteoporosis, this will mean that you eat meals that are high in calcium in Vitamin D.

A diet that contains a lot of fruits and vegetables is also helpful.

Doctors have found that the phosphoric acid in certain sodas for instance can cause brittle bones. Tea and coffee seem to have similar effects at high levels. This can make a Dowager’s hump worse. So, if you can avoid drinking sodas excessively, this will be helpful in the long run.

If you’ve already developed Dowager’s hump, it’s important to realize that even though you may be doing all the exercises and taking the right steps, it will still take a while to see improvements.

Don’t get discouraged.

Continue to practice good posture, practice exercises that strengthen your back and neck and maintain a balanced diet.

Doing this things can prevent and even reverse Dowager’s hump.

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