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Posts from 2022

  • Is Intermittent Fasting Safe for Elderly Adults? Health risks such as diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, joint pain, sleep apnea, and even some cancers can be linked to obesity. As we age, maintaining a healthy weight can help us avoid or at least control some of the illnesses and ailments that excess body weight can ... Continue Reading
  • Coping With Watching a Loved One Die How does watching someone die affect you? The trauma of watching someone die can be quite debilitating for one’s mental health. Most people are familiar with Elisabeth Kubler Ross and David Kessler’s five stages of grief : denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and ... Continue Reading
  • Can Carpal Tunnel Pain Radiate to Shoulder and Neck? Carpal tunnel syndrome is generally associated with the hand and wrist. It occurs as a direct result of pressure on the nerve at the base of the hand called the median nerve. The more pressure that builds in this area, the more pain that can be felt in the hand and wrist. It ... Continue Reading
  • Anosognosia: Does Someone with Dementia Know They Have it? Are dementia patients aware of their condition? Many people struggle with a parent in denial about dementia or a spouse in denial of dementia. Dementia impaired judgment can cause distorted perceptions of reality. However, it’s important to note that being in denial about ... Continue Reading
  • Life Expectancy With Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) Peripheral arterial disease, or PAD, is the narrowing of arteries due to fatty deposits. This results in reduced blood flow from the heart to arteries in other body parts. This most often occurs in the legs but it can also affect the arms, stomach, head, and kidneys. PAD ... Continue Reading
  • Sundowners: Light Therapy for Dementia Cognitive diseases like dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are debilitating and demoralizing - both for those that suffer from the disease as well as their caregivers. Because these diseases are so dreadful, research is almost constantly being done to find treatments and ... Continue Reading
  • How to Use a Bedpan Toileting is a task we all want to be able to manage on our own, but what if we have an illness that prohibits us from doing so? Is your loved one confined to bed after surgery, an accident, or a fall? When someone is incapacitated and cannot get out of bed assistance with ... Continue Reading
  • Restless Legs and Dementia Restlessness in elderly patients is often misunderstood. Older adults who experience nighttime sleep disturbances have difficulty functioning in the daytime. Lack of sleep can lead to agitation, increased confusion, depression, anxiety, and reduced quality of life. So, what ... Continue Reading
  • 6 Travel Tips for Seniors as Covid-19 Restrictions Ease Whether it’s a bucket-list adventure or a staycation, we all want a happy, memorable trip! Now that travel restrictions are lifting, everyone is itching to get back out and travel again, especially older adults. According to AARP’s 2022 Travel Trends Report , 67% of people ... Continue Reading
  • Senior Hoarding Syndrome: Understanding Hoarding in Older Adults Hoarding is a difficult situation that affects around 4% of the population - although recent research suggests that the number is rising and is closer to 6% overall. Hoarding has a disproportionately negative effect on the elderly population, particularly impacting mobility ... Continue Reading
  • Sexually Inappropriate Behavior in Dementia Patients Seeing a loved one with dementia perform sexually inappropriate behaviors can be quite distressing. They could act inappropriately toward their spouse, children, or caregivers due to confusion and a number of other factors. But what causes these behaviors? And how can we ... Continue Reading
  • Doctor Appointment Tips: Questions Seniors Should Ask Their Doctors There have been a lot of changes since the Covid-19 virus swept across our nation and the world. One of these changes is the way business is conducted in our doctor’s offices and hospitals. Mandates and restrictions have been in place to enhance the safety of patients and ... Continue Reading
  • Constant Throat Clearing and Dementia If you live with an elderly person, you may notice they are constantly clearing their throat. It is probably worse after meals, and it usually isn’t a gentle “ahem” either. It could be a lengthy and frankly disgusting sound. Turns out throat clearing is more than just an ... Continue Reading
  • Dancing Benefits for Seniors You probably already know how important it is for seniors to stay active - physically, mentally, and socially. Seniors who sit at home alone tend to feel isolated, become depressed, and can also suffer from physical ailments due to lack of movement. One way for seniors to ... Continue Reading
  • What Not to Say to Someone with Dementia What Not to Say to Someone with Dementia: Communicating with a loved one who has dementia can be difficult and heartbreaking. When a person is confused and disoriented the last thing you want to do is make matters worse, so it is important to know what not to say to someone ... Continue Reading
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