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  • Mental Symptoms of UTI in Elderly Adults Hallucinations in elderly adults with urinary tract infection (UTI) can be quite common. But why do UTIs cause mental confusion? Can UTI cause paranoia in elderly? In this post, we explain what a UTI is and how it can impact seniors. Understanding the link between UTIs and ... Continue Reading
  • Knee Pain in Elderly Adults Most of us think that joint issues, and specifically knee pain, are an inevitable part of aging. While some aches and twinges may likely be age-related, knee pain is not a foregone conclusion for seniors. Diagnosing the cause of knee pain in elderly adults and properly ... Continue Reading
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Elderly Adults While typically associated with children, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is prevalent in the elderly. ADHD in seniors is often misdiagnosed or even overlooked as a possible condition for several reasons. In this post, we review what you need to know about ... Continue Reading
  • Sudden Increased Appetite in Elderly Adults As we age, dementia is one of the most common issues older adults will experience. By now, most people are familiar with common side effects like memory loss and difficulty processing information or completing daily tasks. One of the often less reported side effects of ... Continue Reading
  • Body Mass Index (BMI) for Seniors Body mass index, or BMI, refers to the measurement of body fat based on height and weight. It is calculated by dividing a person’s weight by the square of the body height, and is expressed through kilograms. In this post, we will review what you need to know about body mass ... Continue Reading
  • What Causes Glassy Eyes in the Elderly? Have you ever noticed that your senior loved one’s eyes appear to be glazed over? They could be staring blankly, seem as though they are distracted, or even have a literal glaze over their eyes. Generally known as glassy eyes, it can affect anyone at any age but is more ... Continue Reading
  • Recurrent Falls in Elderly Adults Falls by older adults can be concerning, especially when they happen on a recurring basis. But why do the elderly experience falls more often than other adults? What are the possible causes of falls? How do you help an elderly parent who keeps falling? In this post, we’ll ... Continue Reading
  • What to Donate to the Elderly Senior citizens, often on fixed incomes, can sometimes have difficulty purchasing all the items they need to stay safe and healthy in their homes. Even seniors living in care facilities may find themselves in need of items like new blankets, towels, or toiletry items. Keep ... Continue Reading
  • Spontaneous Black Eye in Elderly Adults Have you ever noticed or even personally experienced under-eye bruising for no reason? It can be quite concerning when this occurs seemingly out of nowhere, especially for older adults. However, knowing the underlying cause helps alleviate some unnecessary anguish. In this ... Continue Reading
  • Most Common Surgeries for Elderly Adults As adults age, they may require more complex needs, including surgery. Any surgery comes with risks, but what are they? What are the riskiest surgeries for seniors? In this post, we will review the most common surgeries for elderly adults and answer other questions you may ... Continue Reading