Our elderly citizens are the critical component of our community, and anyone who has an elderly grandparent or parent can comprehend that caring for them can be problematic from time to time to say the least. There is a sometime in life that we will all achieve when caring for ourselves can become a task.
Adult children get busy with their own lives, and many live quite a distance from their aging parents. If you are a “long-distance child,” the holiday season may present your only chance to detect changes in your parents’ health, their environment and their overall attitude toward life. What should you watch for that could help
If youâ€™re a senior, few things are more important to your health than exercise. The problem? Many seniors find themselves able to do fewer physical activities as they get older. Frustration often ensues, and this can create a vicious circle that leads to even less activity, further senior health problems, and in some cases, immobility.
My husband Steve, now 61-years-old, has early onset Alzheimer’s disease. In May 2008, while he was screening for clinical trials, I came across information about a potential treatment in development: AC-1202, now called Axona. As I learned about the potential treatment, I learned that consuming medium chain triglycerides (derived from coconut oil) resulted in improved
Along with other observances this month, we want to share something that benefits our elder care clients, loved ones and friends. When it comes to your medications and dosage, allergies, or life threatening challenges to a medical professional, emergency response professionals and caregivers need to know about you, what you are taking or what could
Don’t Lose Sight of Your Eye Health American Academy of Ophthalmology Reminds Americans of the Importance of Regular Eye Exams During World Blindness Awareness Month For many people, good vision means good eye health but that may not always be the case. Regular eye exams can catch problems before it’s too late. If you areÂ
Compared with older people with no signs of Alzheimer’s, those whose brains show early signs of the disease are twice as likely to experience a fall, researchers have found. In the new study, investigators looked at brain scans of 125 older adults who were participating in a study of memory and aging. The seniors were