We don’t often pay attention to the little things that happen with us because we don’t see them as anything major.  Sometimes we miss them entirely because we’re not observant of our own bodies.  However it’s these little things that quickly become major health issues if we don’t pay attention and take action.  A change in appetite or physical ability, not feeling good for more than a few days at a time, wanting to sleep more or being unable to sleep, a change in bowel habits.  All of these little things, especially in an older person may be indicative of a larger issue.  It’s important to see your doctor when small things happen to prevent them from becoming major issues in the future.  In this case prevention is the best medicine.

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About Pamela Wilson

PAMELA D. WILSON, MS, BS/BA, NCG, CSA helps caregivers and aging adults solve caregiving problems and manage caregiving needs through online programs, live support groups, and an extensive caregiving library that includes articles, podcasts, videos, and webinars.

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