smart home with humidifier
For older adults and those with lung conditions such as COPD, maintaining the best possible air quality in the house is essential. COPD and humidifiers are often a good match, but there are some factors to consider first. Air that… Read More
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Family caregivers give so much of themselves to take care of their loved ones, frequently sacrificing their own individual needs and desires during the process. It may seem normal to assume then that caregivers would feel great about themselves, with… Read More
handsome senior man looking thoughtful while sitting in his home
You forgot about the doctor’s appointment scheduled for last Tuesday, misplaced your reading glasses for the umpteenth time, and can’t remember the name of the new neighbor for the life of you. Is it just a standard part of aging,… Read More
Senior woman holding pills and reading the information on the label
With so many older adults taking several prescriptions, and with physicians adding and changing medications and dosages to determine the ideal solutions, it’s essential to understand what to do with meds which are no longer needed or that have expired.… Read More
Adult Daughter Helping Senior Man To Button Cardigan
Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or some other kind of dementia requires creativity, patience, and empathy, the ability to step outside of your individual reasoning and logic and realize why a certain behavior is happening, and then to learn… Read More
Elderly disabled man with mask sitting in wheelchair, assisted by young female caregiver outdoors
Looking at the past several months, family caregivers have had to handle seemingly insurmountable challenges in connection with the care of the seniors they love. With COVID-19’s specific dangers to the elderly and those diagnosed with underlying health issues, such… Read More
caregiver consoling senior woman
Awkwardness. Discomfort. Disbelief. Shame. All of these feelings can cycle through a family caregiver’s heart when a senior loved one with Alzheimer’s demonstrates disinhibited behaviors, which can include: Rude or tactless comments Unacceptable sexual remarks or advances Removal of clothing… Read More
Smiling nurse helping senior lady to walk around the nursing home. Portrait of happy female caregiver and senior woman walking together at home. Professional caregiver taking care of elderly woman.
While circus clowns and comedians may stir audiences to laughter over such stunts as slipping on a banana peel, there’s nothing funny about falling when it comes to senior loved ones, who are at a greater risk for serious injuries… Read More
masked senior man talking with health professional
The COVID-19 pandemic put our society on pause, including, among many other activities, healthcare appointments and procedures. As a matter of fact, approximately half of all adults either canceled or put off routine health care and elective treatments ever since… Read More
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Throughout these past months since COVID-19 became a household term, older adults, who are most vulnerable to severe complications from the virus, have had to discover a new, more isolated normal. And while we know there are health risks associated… Read More