Category Archives for Senior Care

Respite Care Helps Reduce Family Caregiver Stress

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Life in general can be incredibly stressful! You may be carrying a variety of responsibilities on your shoulders: a career, taking care of your home, raising children, caring for your spouse or life partner, and trying to care for yourself along the way, too. Now add in the complexities of providing care for an older […]

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Steps to Take Following an Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

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With approximately 5.8 million people living in the U.S. with Alzheimer’s or dementia, hundreds of individuals and families are impacted each day following a new diagnosis. September is World Alzheimer’s Month, and it is a good time to consider what it means when a senior loved one receives an Alzheimer’s diagnosis and what to do […]

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Common Medications That Can Increase Fall Risk in Seniors

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When you consider fall prevention for an older loved one, it’s likely you think about hazards around the house or strength and mobility exercises to improve balance. However, did you know that one of the most common causes of increased fall risk in older adults are adverse reactions to medications? To guard against this, it […]

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Summer Safety Tips for Seniors

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With the extra hours of daylight the summer months bring, there’s more time for outdoor fun: picnics, gardening, swimming, and more. Yet as the temperature rises, there’s also a heightened risk for a variety of heat-related conditions that can be extremely dangerous for older adults, such as: Heat cramps Heat edema (swelling) Heat exhaustion Heat […]

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Medication Management Tips for Older Adults

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With an astounding 6.3 billion prescriptions filled in the U.S. each year, it’s not surprising that so many older individuals – 39% – are taking a minimum of 5 of them every day. And family caregivers understand firsthand the struggles of managing these medications for the older adults they love. As a matter of fact, […]

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Low Vision in Older Adults

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Low vision is the loss of sight that cannot be corrected by prescription eyeglasses or surgery. This condition often affects older adults and may be caused by age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, or diabetes. It is not the same as blindness because people still maintain some sight. They may also benefit from the use of low […]

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Understanding Why Sleep Patterns Change as People Age

There’s little that feels better than getting a good night’s sleep. Sleep is an essential part of good health, and when we experience disturbances with our slumber it can lead to health issues if not addressed. As a person ages, they become more at risk for a number of health issues, including sleep disturbances. It […]

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Engaging Activities for Older Adults with Limited Mobility

As the weather warms up, it’s as if the world reawakens. It’s evident in the trees and flowers that are beginning to rebloom, but it’s true for us, as well. Just settle onto a park bench and watch as joggers trot past, bicyclists whiz by, and children excitedly climb, swing, and race their way around […]

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Regular Exercise Benefits Older Adults: Tips to Get Started

The start of a new year is a great time to re-evaluate habits and routines, and to make a commitment to healthy lifestyle changes that can benefit overall health and wellness. One of the most beneficial changes older adults can make is to incorporate physical activity into their day-to-day routine. Exercise benefits older adults physically […]

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Helping Seniors Manage the Holiday Blues

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Ah, the holidays: they’re either the most wonderful time of the year, or perhaps the most difficult. For many older adults who have lost family members, are fighting chronic health conditions, or are going through isolation and loneliness, the holiday season can trigger depression. And, the family caregivers who care for a senior loved one […]

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