Category Archives for Elder Care

The Importance of the Flu Vaccine for Seniors

Flu Vaccine for Seniors

2020 has been quite a year, with the pandemic requiring everyone to adopt to a new normal that included social distancing, face coverings and more frequent hand-washing. While the pandemic has disrupted many of our day-to-day routines, one thing it has not changed is the importance of the flu vaccine for seniors.

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Conditions That Can Contribute to Chronic Fatigue in Seniors

Chronic Fatigue in Seniors

There is no doubt that everyone gets tired, depleted of energy, and weary at times, but most of us will recover after a good night’s sleep or even a daytime power nap. As we age, our endurance may decline, causing us to reach the point of fatigue faster or not move as quickly as we […]

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The Impact of Isolation and Benefits of Senior Socialization

Senior Socialization

In our recent age of quarantining and social distancing, loneliness and isolation are impacting seniors in epic proportions, and the effects are more serious than you may realize. Recent studies are brimming with the hazards of social isolation, characterizing it as a more dangerous health risk than obesity, and identifying it as contributing to a […]

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Help Make Aging in Place a Reality with These Tips for Seniors

Aging In Place

As Dorothy Gale says in The Wizard of Oz, “There’s no place like home,” and according to a recent study, nearly 87% of seniors agree with Dorothy, expressing a desire to remain at home and in their community as they age. These findings aren’t surprising, as home is more than a physical space, but also […]

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Act F.A.S.T.! Early Warning Signs of a Stroke

Signs of a Stroke

Each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control, nearly 800,000 Americans are diagnosed as having a stroke. While the risk of stroke increases with age, strokes can occur in people of all ages. A stroke occurs when blood supply is blocked from part of the brain or when a blood vessel bursts, causing parts […]

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Common Symptoms of MS and the Importance of Early Diagnosis

Common Symptoms of MS

Multiple sclerosis, or MS, is a progressive disorder that impacts the central nervous system (CNS). Believed to be an autoimmune disorder, in MS the immune system attacks the myelin sheath that surrounds and protects the nerve fibers, causing inflammation and damage to the CNS. This damage interferes with the transmission of nerve signals between the […]

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Understanding Parkinson’s Disease: Risk Factors, Early Signs and Treatment Options

Parkinson's care

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) report that approximately 50,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease each year. With about a half a million people living with this condition in the United States, it is not unlikely that you may know of a family member or other loved one experiencing the disease, or who will […]

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How to Identify if an Older Adult Needs Assistance at Home

Senior man with a walking stick being comforted by nurse in the hospice

The signs at first may be quite subtle. An older adult you love may begin to be a bit more forgetful. There may be a shift in how the home is maintained, such as dishes left in the sink, or the yardwork left unattended. Identifying the defining line that indicates the need for home care […]

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