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  • 7 Stages of Alzheimer’s Click here for more information about Alzheimer’s: Download Free Alzheimer's Guide Continue Reading
  • Caring for Bedridden Elderly Adults at Home When a loved one is confined to a bed, they will need assistance with everyday activities. In this post, we will go over how to care for a bedridden patient. Bedridden Patient Care at a Glance In this section, we will go over how to take care of a bedridden patient in simple ... Continue Reading
  • Caregiver PTSD: Can Caregiving Lead to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder? Dear Allegra, Over the past seven years, I was the primary caregiver for my father who had Alzheimer’s disease. At the time of his diagnosis, I had no real knowledge of the disease or the toll it would ultimately take on me. Watching my father’s decline was just ... Continue Reading
  • Kidney Disease Life Expectancy: The 5 Stages Kidney disease leads to a reduction in life expectancy. How much of a reduction? It depends on several factors, especially a person’s age, sex, and the stage of the disease. Questions like these were first answered less than a decade ago. But thanks to an enormous amount of ... Continue Reading
  • Poor Kidney Function in Elderly: Causes and Treatment Options As people age, it seems like they must start worrying about all sorts of health issues that would never have occurred to them when they were younger. That’s true when it comes to your kidney function as well. Before you start having issues, it’s a good idea to understand ... Continue Reading
  • Horse Riding for the Elderly: Am I Too Old? Riding a horse can provide you with a sense of freedom as the wind blows in your face and you leap to new heights. Horseback riding is often attributed to children and younger adults, but what about senior citizens? Horse riding for adults can be a fun and fulfilling journey ... Continue Reading
  • CrossFit for Seniors: How Old Is Too Old for CrossFit? When you think about CrossFit, what comes to mind? It’s probably something like athletes doing deadlifts or people flipping tires larger than their own bodies. It’s probably not senior citizens or your elderly loved ones. For people who are healthy enough for activity, ... Continue Reading
  • Skin Tears in the Elderly: Causes, Prevention, Treatment Just like the rest of your body, as you age, so does your skin. It wrinkles and loses its elasticity. Bruising becomes a larger issue as well. This is simply a fact of life, so you and your loved one’s will want to know the causes, prevention, and treatment of skin tears ... Continue Reading
  • Medication Reminders for the Elderly Making sure your loved one takes their medication is never easy. However, there are medication reminder services for seniors to simplify the process. Using the latest technology, hundreds of devices, mobile apps, and alarm clocks can provide caregivers with the assistance ... Continue Reading
  • Scoliosis in Adults: Does Scoliosis Get Worse With Age? Some health conditions can get better with age, and some can get worse. Unfortunately, scoliosis tends to be in the second category. People with scoliosis have to learn how to manage their condition as they age, or the consequences can be dire. Even adults without scoliosis ... Continue Reading
  • Bedridden Caregiving: How to Care for Someone Confined to Bed Dear Allegra, My mother’s health has been declining over the past year. While she is still mentally alert, her physical health is failing. My husband and I are considering having her move in with us. Our children are grown and gone, and we are both retired. One concern I ... Continue Reading
  • Elderly Broken Hip: Life Expectancy and Prognosis Perhaps one of the biggest concerns of senior adults as they age is the possibility of a broken hip. Along with the pain associated with such an occurrence comes the fear of disability and even death. Unfortunately, broken hips and the elderly tend to go together, so it’s a ... Continue Reading
  • Gifts for People with Dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease With the holidays just around the corner, you may be wondering what you can get for your loved ones who suffer from memory loss. Finding gifts for dementia patients or gifts for Alzheimer’s patients can be difficult, but it’s not impossible with a little help from these gift ... Continue Reading
  • Gifts for Caregivers of the Elderly Dear Allegra, My oldest friend is a caregiver for her 85-year-old mother. I see the physical and emotional toll caregiving is taking on her. As we head into the holiday season, I’m struggling to find a truly meaningful gift for her. I’d like to give her something really ... Continue Reading
  • The Benefits of Drumming Circles for Seniors Murali Doraiswamy, co-author of The Alzheimer’s Action Plan, told the Washington Post in a 2013 interview that music has been shown to benefit Alzheimer’s patients. “It does tend to brighten them up, to make them more alert, more socially active, and I suspect for the ... Continue Reading
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