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By Beth Brown, 6:47 pm on April 16, 2014
The signs of depression are not always evident to families. Sure, almost everyone knows that withdrawn behaviors and lack of interest in once favorite pastimes are general warning signs of depression; however not all seniors will exhibit such behaviors. As a matter of fact, there are a handful of symptoms…
By Beth Brown, 6:39 pm on April 9, 2014
Routine doctor visits are extremely important for seniors to ensure overall health and to reduce the risk for advanced conditions in the future. In addition to attending scheduled appointments, it is important that seniors do everything they can to get the most out of their visit. As a leading provider…
By Beth Brown, 9:19 pm on April 2, 2014
Overlooking early symptoms of Alzheimer’s is easy to do. Because many senior citizens experience some degree of memory loss as they age, it’s not uncommon for family members and friends to disregard these momentary lapses as nothing more than routine or expected. However, for about one-third of these senior citizens,…
By Beth Brown, 9:40 pm on March 26, 2014
Caregiver stress is a common concern among those who provide long term care to an aging or ill loved one that can lead to burnout if it continues for too long. While caregiving has many rewards, it can also lead to physical and emotional strain that can affect every aspect…
By Beth Brown, 4:46 pm on March 19, 2014
As we grow older, our bones become more brittle, thus increasing one’s risk for falls and other injuries. Studies report that falls are among the leading cause of disability in older adults, along with other detrimental side effects such as hip fractures and broken bones. In addition to the immediate…
By Beth Brown, 8:59 pm on March 18, 2014
Anyone who pays attention to recent trends in health and nutrition has undoubtedly noticed an emphasis on whole foods and superfoods. The term “superfoods” can be confusing to some, since it suggests that certain foods are a magic bullet for restoring health and reversing disease. While no one food can…
By Beth Brown, 11:51 pm on March 5, 2014
Information is power when it comes to providing care to a loved one after a stroke. Although it is normal to feel overwhelmed by a stroke survivor’s growing dependency, many concerns can be alleviated by asking a patient’s medical team the following questions. This way, you can pinpoint what types…
By Beth Brown, 6:18 pm on February 26, 2014
Numerous clinical studies show that regular exercise not only helps seniors improve their current physical and emotional health but significantly reduces their risk for developing dementia, cardiovascular disease and cancer down the line. Many seniors don’t realize, however, how critical physical activity is to reducing their risk of falls, which…
By Beth Brown, 8:32 pm on February 19, 2014
When you have an aging loved one living alone, you want to make sure that they’re safe and well cared for. Unfortunately, when it comes to household accidents and medical emergencies, it’s usually not about if, but when. Do you have a plan in place for if your mother or…
By Beth Brown, 5:24 pm on February 13, 2014
More than half of Parkinson’s patients report that they have experienced varying degrees of pain and discomfort and research indicates that even in the early stages of the disease, seniors with Parkinson’s experience more pain for longer periods than those without the disease. Unfortunately, according to the National Institutes for…