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How Dehydration Can Damage Seniors’ Health

Especially during the summer months, dehydration is a common condition in seniors that can lead to serious health issues if not properly handled.  Whether you are considering your own health or taking care of a loved one, getting informed about dehydration will help you better manage the condition.   Why are seniors at higher risk of dehydration? Body water decreases with aging. Dehydration sets in when you don’t drink enough water due to sickness, preoccupation or lack of access. Other causes include: Health conditions that reduce senior’s ability to adapt to [...]

By |2018-07-16T13:02:57+00:00July 16th, 2018|Elderly Care|Comments Off on How Dehydration Can Damage Seniors’ Health

What is the Difference Between Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease?

Dementia and Alzheimer ’s are often used interchangeably. However, these two are not the same. While dementia is an overall term to describe symptoms that affect daily activities including performance, memory and the ability to communicate properly, Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia which mainly impacts thought, language and memory, and it also gets worse over time. It is the most common form of dementia. Dementia or Alzheimer’s can affect young people but the risk increases significantly with aging.   Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease Dementia is considered a syndrome, that is, [...]

By |2018-10-11T14:06:35+00:00June 28th, 2018|Elderly Care|Comments Off on What is the Difference Between Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease?

Top Reasons Why Vitamin D is a Must for Seniors

Vitamin D is an important nutrient that is involved in various metabolic activities in the body. From bone strength to cognitive functions, Vitamin D plays a critical role in the healthy functioning of body systems. Unfortunately, some people, especially seniors, aren’t getting enough due to aging-associated body changes and lifestyle choices. Why is Vitamin D Important? This essential nutrient helps the body absorb calcium, which aids in bone strength. Without adequate amounts, your body may lose bone tissue and your risk of developing osteoporosis may increase. Vitamin D contributes to Senior’s [...]

By |2018-06-13T15:39:00+00:00June 13th, 2018|Elderly Care|Comments Off on Top Reasons Why Vitamin D is a Must for Seniors

Why do seniors fall? How can you prevent it?

From slippery floors to electric cords lying around, many items can trip a senior in the home. One-third of seniors in the US fall each year with many ending up in ER for bone fractures and other injuries. Repeated falling can even make seniors develop a fear of falling. This fear can then make them withdraw from physical activities to avoid falling, only to become weaker and less fit. This can create a vicious cycle.   Understanding why Seniors Fall Any factor that affects balance will also lead to falling. [...]

By |2018-05-24T10:16:09+00:00May 24th, 2018|Elderly Care|Comments Off on Why do seniors fall? How can you prevent it?

Top 5 Health Concerns for Seniors

What are the most common health concerns for seniors? Aging is an individual process and affects people in different ways, but some unique health conditions become more common as you grow older. Most of the health challenges faced by seniors are a result of weakened tissue or organs. Organs and tissue typically malfunction due to the loss of their cell repairing abilities. In this article, we discuss the top 5  disease conditions that are most common with seniors. 1. Arthritis This disease is very common as over 50% of seniors [...]

By |2018-05-10T09:17:27+00:00May 10th, 2018|Elderly Care|Comments Off on Top 5 Health Concerns for Seniors

How can you or your loved one protect themselves from scams?

Scammers target seniors more than others often times because of their polite and trusting nature. Coupled with the fact that seniors can have a significant amount of savings and are less aware of the risks associated with rapidly evolving technologies. Having knowledge of scammers and how they operate, can give you a strong edge against fraudsters who aim to steal, defraud, attempt to take over your properties or drain your bank account. Most Common Types of Scams Medicare and health insurance scams Scammers may send [...]

By |2018-04-26T10:46:52+00:00April 26th, 2018|Elderly Care|Comments Off on How can you or your loved one protect themselves from scams?

Low-Impact Cardio Vascular Exercises For Seniors

One of the most important things caregivers can do to help their loved ones stay healthy is to keep them active. Exercising their mind, body, and spirit regularly can not only prevent a decline in your loved one’s health but also help them thrive in their later years. Depending on the health and age of your loved one, physical exercise can be a challenge. It might be difficult for them to even walk slowly to the bathroom or get in and out of bed on their own. But there are still ways [...]

By |2018-09-18T15:44:35+00:00April 12th, 2018|Elderly Care|Comments Off on Low-Impact Cardio Vascular Exercises For Seniors

Glaucoma: What Seniors Need to Know

Anyone can develop Glaucoma, however the risk more than doubles if you are above 60.  Glaucoma is a group of diseases that can damage the optic nerve due to the buildup of eye pressure and can lead to permanent blindness. According to various research, more than 3 million Americans, 75% of which are seniors, have glaucoma! Only about half of those seniors are aware of their eye condition. Glaucoma is particularly dangerous because it can reduce a person’s vision by up to 40% without them even noticing. It is often called [...]

By |2018-04-25T07:42:11+00:00March 28th, 2018|Elderly Care|Comments Off on Glaucoma: What Seniors Need to Know

Tips for Preventing or Delaying Memory Loss

We’ve all been there. Where did I park? Did I unplug the iron? What time is my weekly chiropractor appointment? Who was the salesperson I talked to at the furniture store yesterday? Life is so hectic that it’s pretty common for most people to forget a thing or two every now and then. Many of these “senior moments” are harmless and short term. Once we retrace our steps or take a few minutes to think, we recall the details that temporarily escaped us. But over time, everyone is likely to experience [...]

By |2018-03-08T10:11:02+00:00March 7th, 2018|Elderly Care|Comments Off on Tips for Preventing or Delaying Memory Loss

Nursing Homes Vs. In Home Care- The Pros and Cons

Put your loved one in a home – their own “When I get old, you’ll just put me in a home somewhere.” When you’re young, this statement sometimes gets thrown around as the punchline of a joke. As you age, it’s not quite as funny. And, once you reach your retirement years and beyond, the laughter is replaced by fear. One of seniors’ biggest fears is dying alone in a strange place without family or friends nearby. According to an American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) study, more than 90 percent [...]

By |2018-03-08T10:10:24+00:00February 20th, 2018|Elderly Care|Comments Off on Nursing Homes Vs. In Home Care- The Pros and Cons
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