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Most Recent Posts from March, 2019

  • Pneumonia Symptoms In Elderly Adults

    Pneumonia inflames the air sacs in one or both lungs, which may fill with pus or fluid. This can cause a variety of symptoms, including fever, cough, chills, difficulty breathing, and many others. ... Read More
  • Can You Die From Dementia?

    Can You Die From Dementia? When you think of dementia, symptoms like memory loss and disorientation are probably what come to mind. If that’s the case, it may surprise you to learn that Alzheimer’s ... Read More
  • Caregiver Characteristics: What Makes You Stand Out As A Caregiver?

    Dear Allegra: I recently accepted my first job as a professional caregiver. I’ll be working with homebound seniors, primarily those with mobility challenges. The agency I will be employed by is highly ... Read More
  • Elderly Mobility Scale: What Is It and How Is It Used?

    For most older adults, there comes a time when it’s no longer safe to live alone. How do you know when that time has come? It’s a tough question, which is why researchers developed the elderly ... Read More
  • How to Start a Support Group for Caregivers

    Dear Allegra: As the caregiver for a spouse with dementia, I find myself struggling with many issues. Lack of sleep, loneliness, guilt, and fear are just a few. While I’ve given up working to care for ... Read More
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