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  • Seizures in Seniors: What to Do if an Elderly Person has a Seizure The symptoms of seizures can easily be mistaken for other a variety of conditions, from dementia to stroke. Confusion like that can make responding appropriately to a seizure more challenging. This is why it can be so important to learn what to do if an elderly person has a ... Continue Reading
  • Head Protection for Elderly Falls Head injuries can take their toll on seniors due to their debilitating effects. Luckily, older adults can use protective headgear and take other steps for safety. Let’s take a look at ways you can ensure head protection for seniors. Consequences of Head Injuries When the ... Continue Reading
  • Elderly Fall Prevention: Complete Action Plan Nearly 25,000 people over age 75 died from falls in 2016. Dealing with death after a fall in elderly people can be quite distressing but luckily there are ways you can prevent such drastic incidents. In this post, we will take a look at the factors behind falls in the ... Continue Reading
  • Modifying Stairs for the Elderly Many seniors are only one fall away from a loss of independence. And for people who live in homes with stairs, there’s an added risk. But there are actually many ways to make stairs easier and safer for the elderly. Some simple safety assessments and modifications can help ... Continue Reading
  • Help Getting Into Bed for the Elderly As we grow old, we lose flexibility, muscle strength, and balance. We may also contend with painful joints and a variety of health conditions, from Parkinson’s to dementia. All of these things may make getting in or out of bed more challenging and more dangerous. The good ... Continue Reading
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