Senior man sitting and looking at his medication despondantly
A current research study of more than 2,000 older adults finds that a stunning 87% take a minimum of one prescription drug, and a full 36% are taking five or more – and as many as 38% are using over-the-counter… Read More
senior woman drinking orange juice at home
Dementia care calls for both empathy and creativity to manage a variety of complex behaviors and effects, which is especially true when dealing with incontinence, something that is exceedingly common in Alzheimer’s as well as other types of dementia. Below… Read More
Close Up Of Senior Woman With String Tied Around Finger As Reminder
While dementia takes the spotlight in diagnoses for older adults struggling with confusion, forgetfulness, and disorientation, there’s another condition that is widely prevalent, produces similar symptoms, and most importantly, is curable: delirium. In fact, as many as ¾ of seniors … Read More
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We already know how incredible our body’s immune system is in attacking invading bacteria and viruses, and restoring us to health following an ailment, but the current outcomes from a report by Cardiff University are positioned to bring a new… Read More
happy senior woman reading with dog
Coping with agitation in Alzheimer’s can be very frustrating for both a senior with dementia, and his or her family members. One of the keys is in taking steps to handle agitation before it’s felt and expressed by the senior… Read More
pondering senior man
The complex steps needed to enable us to see are mind-boggling. In the blink of an eye, our brains can easily take transmitted specifics of the environment all around us, translate that information based on input from other senses, experiences,… Read More
therapist in group session
“It takes a village” was never a truer statement than when being a caregiver for an older loved one, and it’s necessary for that “village” to keep effective, ongoing communication so that you can ensure that everyone involved with care… Read More
Senior woman at home drinking hot drink and smiling
Did you know…almost 1/2 of all older adults are chronically under-hydrated, as reported by a recent scientific study conducted at UCLA? Not only that, but older adults over age 65 represent the highest category of hospital admissions due to dehydration.… Read More
two happy elderly women spending time with each other at home
Caring for a person you love with dementia is certainly not something to laugh about. Yet studies are frequently pointing towards the benefits associated with humor, and incorporating it into dementia care could possibly be exactly what the doctor ordered… Read More
senior couple visiting a doctor
Of the many responsibilities a family caregiver faces, possibly the most daunting is managing health conditions. The National Council on Aging reports that nearly ¾ of all seniors are diagnosed with at least two chronic illnesses, and they are seeing… Read More