Category Archives for Senior Care

Is it Dementia? Learn the Common Signs of Dementia in Older Adults

Dementia

If you’ve noticed that your older parent seems more forgetful than usual, it may give you pause. Could the signs that you’re seeing be typical age-related memory loss, or the sign of something more serious, such as dementia or Alzheimer’s disease? The early signs of dementia or Alzheimer’s typically involve changes not just in memory, […]

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Prevent Senior Falls at Home with These Safety Tips

Senior Falls

Did you know that falls are a significant cause of injury in seniors aged 65 and over, making them a leading public health concern? Senior falls can result in head injuries, hip fractures or other broken bones, a loss of confidence, and depression. While falls in older adults may be common, they are not 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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How to Best Support a Loved One After a Lupus Diagnosis

Lupus

Lupus is an autoimmune disorder that affects over 1.5 million people in the United States. Although lupus can affect both genders, the disease is most prevalent in women, particularly women of color. Lupus causes the body to attack healthy cells and tissues, often damaging the joints, kidneys, heart, blood vessels, skin, brain and lungs.

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Family Caregiving 101: Taking Care of Yourself First

Family Caregiving

When was the last time you met a friend for lunch? Had an annual physical? Engaged in a hobby you enjoy? If you’re a family caregiver, your answer may be, “I don’t remember.” While the goal of all family caregivers is to provide a loved one with the very best care possible, providing care week […]

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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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