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Posts from 2022

  • Seasons Greetings and Happy New Year from Griswold As we wake up to frosted windows and fall asleep to the colors of stringed lights, the holiday season encourages gathering with the people we love while embracing old traditions and creating new memories. Some families love to attend holiday concerts and festive activities, ... Continue Reading
  • When Aging Parents Can't Live Alone The baby boomer generation is growing older which is leaving many Millennials wondering, “Can I leave my elderly parent home alone?” Whether or not to leave an elderly parent alone is a difficult decision, especially because once you determine they cannot be alone, you need ... Continue Reading
  • What are the Problems Faced by Elderly in our Society? Late adulthood challenges can be quite cumbersome, whether related to health or general societal issues. But what can be the biggest challenge to older adults? What are the problems faced by the elderly in our society? In this post, we will review elderly problems and ... Continue Reading
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy Life Expectancy: What to Know About SMA Spinal Muscular Atrophy is a genetic disorder that affects the central nervous system. The Muscular Dystrophy Association provides a clear and concise definition: Most of the nerve cells that control muscles are located in the spinal cord, which accounts for the word spinal ... Continue Reading
  • Forgetful in Old Age: Elderly Forgetfulness Thanksgiving is over, and we have all returned to our busy lives in anticipation of the upcoming holiday season. Home for the holidays is the place most of us want to be. When you reflect on your time at home this Thanksgiving, are the following thoughts crossing your mind ... Continue Reading
  • Complications of Gout in Elderly Gout is a form of arthritis characterized by sudden and severe attacks of pain and swelling in the joints, especially the big toe. These attacks can occur randomly, often waking you up in the middle of the night with the sensation that your big toe is on fire. The affected ... Continue Reading
  • How Many Types of Arthritis are There? Every day you see a plethora of commercials on TV for various medications, including those for different types of arthritis. This has probably led you to wonder just how many types of arthritis are there? I bet it would surprise you to hear there are over 100 different types ... Continue Reading
  • Psoriasis at Home Care Psoriasis in elderly people is not only a medical problem, but elderly onset psoriasis can be a constant source of discomfort and anxiety for seniors. If you have psoriasis, at-home care will be easier if you know what you’re dealing with after being diagnosed with the ... Continue Reading
  • Parkinson's Disease Life Expectancy Parkinson’s disease is a disorder in the brain that causes shaking, stiffness, and other uncontrollable movements, as well as difficulties with balance and coordination. As the disease progresses, people may have trouble walking and talking and may even experience ... Continue Reading
  • Life Expectancy After Mini Stroke: Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) A mini stroke, or transient ischemic attack (TIA) is a brief interruption of blood flow to part of the brain, spinal cord or retina which may cause temporary stroke-like symptoms but does not damage brain cells or cause permanent disability. Mini strokes are often an early ... Continue Reading
  • How to Put Tennis Balls on a Walker You may have seen a tennis ball on a walker here and there. It may look strange initially, but there is a practical reason why people attach these balls to their walking devices. Why do people put tennis balls on walkers? In this post, we will answer some of your questions ... Continue Reading
  • Bronchitis in Elderly Adults: Chronic Cough Bronchitis is an inflammation of the bronchial tubes, which carries air to and from your lungs. It often causes a wet cough, shortness of breath, wheezing, fatigue, and a mild fever. Bronchitis can either be acute or chronic. Acute bronchitis in the elderly generally clears ... Continue Reading
  • COPD Life Expectancy: The 4 Stages Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that constricts airways and causes difficulty breathing. With this condition, one may be concerned with life expectancy. What is COPD life expectancy? What is the life expectancy for COPD ... Continue Reading
  • 24/7 or Live-in Care: What is a Live-in Caregiver? How do you know when it’s time to consider a live-in caregiver for yourself or your loved one? For those who choose to remain in their own home as they age, live-in help may be the way to accomplish that goal. The first thing to consider is the difference between a 24/7 ... Continue Reading
  • Foot and Hand Cramps in Elderly Adults Foot and hand cramps are one of those “issues” that become more common in the elderly. They are more prevalent in women (of course, because there aren’t enough fun things about aging for women) and though typically brief they can be extremely painful and uncomfortable. ... Continue Reading
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