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Posts from 2022

  • Parent Just Diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease: Now What? Caring for parents with dementia or Alzheimer’s is no easy task. At times it can feel overwhelming, frustrating, and even make you angry. Fortunately, there are steps to take when a parent has Alzheimer’s to make life easier for both them and you. How to Care for a Parent ... Continue Reading
  • Multiple Sclerosis Life Expectancy: What's The Latest According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, “multiple sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body.” Upon getting a diagnosis, MS life expectancy can ... Continue Reading
  • Can Diabetics Use Heating Pads and Blankets? Diabetes is a challenging disease that requires attentiveness and cares to manage. One of the symptoms of diabetes is nerve damage called neuropathy. Neuropathy is particularly common in the toes and feet, often leading to feet feeling particularly cold. Unfortunately, it is ... Continue Reading
  • Do Patients with Dementia Lose Weight? Dementia can cause various side effects but did you know that weight loss is one of them? This brings up a number of other questions. Do patients with dementia lose weight? Is weight loss a symptom of dementia? What are some ways to treat losing weight with dementia? In this ... Continue Reading
  • Symptoms of Diabetes in Elderly Adults Symptoms of Diabetes in Elderly Adults Diabetes and elderly are two words that seem to be linked when we think about conditions that occur in the over 65 crowd. Diabetes is a condition that does not discriminate by age, but the risk of developing diabetes increases as we get ... Continue Reading
  • Cystic Fibrosis Life Expectancy: Providing Care Cystic fibrosis is a disease that causes thick, sticky mucus to build up in the lungs, digestive tract, and other areas of the body. While it is life-threatening, over the last few decades the life expectancy for cystic fibrosis has increased dramatically. Cystic Fibrosis ... Continue Reading
  • Cyber Security Tips for Seniors Older people are scammed out of more than $3 billion each year and this population is typically a top target for con artists, especially online. In this post, we will review some scams to look out for regarding computer security for seniors as well as ways to enhance ... Continue Reading
  • Caregiver Resentment: Spouse Caregiver Burnout Why Spousal Caregiver Support is Important “To have and to hold from this day forward, for better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health until death do us part.” When these familiar vows are recited by two people and the promise of tomorrow is before them, ... Continue Reading
  • Hernias in the Elderly: Are Hernias Life Threatening? Hernias are when part of the intestine bulges out as a result of a tear or some congenital weakness in a muscle — usually the abdominal wall. These tend to get bigger or more noticeable with age. Due to this, elderly adults with hernias may have numerous questions. Are ... Continue Reading
  • Cooking Safety Tips for Seniors You have almost certainly heard the phrase “the kitchen is the heart of the home.” It is where the family gathers, where you often share meals, and where you spend a significant amount of time making three meals daily. As we grow older, though, the kitchen can become a ... Continue Reading
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) in Elderly Adults Irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, is a disorder affecting the large intestine or colon. It can cause cramping, diarrhea, constipation, bloating, and a host of other symptoms. With this condition comes a lot of questions for older adults. Can IBS develop at any age? Can IBS ... Continue Reading
  • Low Energy in Seniors: Diet for Low Energy and Fatigue While it might seem like being tired is synonymous with being older, it is not something you or your elderly loved ones need to just accept. There are many different causes of low energy in the elderly, and once you determine the cause, you can work on finding a solution. ... Continue Reading
  • Loss of Smell in Elderly Adults: Does Sense of Smell Diminish? “Stop and smell the roses” and “Wake up and smell the coffee” are two phrases that the silent generation (those born between 1925 and 1945) and the baby boomer generation (born between 1945 and 1964) grew up with. Do you remember the joy of bending over a rose bush to ... Continue Reading
  • Can High Blood Pressure Cause Memory Loss? Nearly half of Americans have high blood pressure, which is when the force of blood flowing through your blood vessels is too high. Since we need blood to flow to our brains, one may wonder how high blood pressure affects your cognitive abilities. Does high blood pressure ... Continue Reading
  • Lyme Disease in the Elderly Lyme Disease is a bacterial infection carried by ticks. Cases of Lyme disease have been increasing in the United States, particularly in the midwest, as the tick population has grown and expanded. Lyme Disease can be particularly dangerous for the elderly as they tend to ... Continue Reading
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