Category Archives: Health

Help Your Elderly Parent Age in Place

By Gail McGonigle Safety and independence in daily activities are factors we often worry most about when we see our parents decline, yet refuse to move out of the comfort and security of their own home. Too often, at this point families step in and insist on moving their loved one to a care facility…
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Hip Fractures in the Elderly Are a Major Issue, But Are Also Preventable

By Steven Watson, Ph.D. [caption id="attachment_23" align="alignleft" width="240" caption="Geriatric Care Manager, carrie Hill, PhD"][/caption] Hip fractures in the elderly are a serious problem in most societies around the world, and can lead to long-term disability. With the aging of populations in developed countries, these injuries will, undoubtedly, became a bigger issue. However, they are preventable…
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Common FAQs About Parkinson's – The Shaking Disease

By Beth Maxwell While many people have a basic understanding of what Parkinson's disease is, they may not know who, what, when, where, how and why of it all. To better understand this "shaking" disease, the following frequently asked questions should help you figure things out. (more…)
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Heart Awareness Month

Healthy Heart - Things you can start doing today, to protect your heart ! February is heart month! The best time to protect your heart is starting today. This Valentine's Day love your own heart and open your heart to these steps: 1. Make sure your diet is low fat, salt and trans- fat free,…
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Dementia in the Elderly

Dementia is a condition which mostly affects the elderly people. Sometimes it occurs in the youngsters as well. Here, the sufferer develops problems in the social or intellectual abilities which can be troublesome in carrying out routine duties. The common symptoms of this condition irrespective of the type of dementia are forgetfulness, loss of memory,…
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Signs Of Hearing Loss For Seniors

None of us looks forward to our bodies responding in an unusual way. Sometimes, some people cry when they are frustrated, or scared, while some people sweat when they are nervous and while this is normal, we are not usually happy about it. However, as we grow older and if we did not take care…
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Supporting the Elderly With Visual Impairments

Healthy vision is something that most young people take for granted, however it is a fact of life that as we age we are likely to become visually impaired. The most common causes of visual impairment among the elderly are age-related glaucoma, cataract, and macular degeneration; whilst some of these diseases can be corrected by…
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Moving a Reluctant Parent – Part 3

by Joy Loverde As I said in the last blog (Part 2), it is not my personal philosophy that everyone eventually has to move out of their house. Hiring in-home helpers and asking family and friends to pitch in are certainly options to be considered. However, in the case of my Aunt, bringing help in…
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Caregivers – Be Proud of Yourselves

Taking care of elderly parents can be a demanding and sometimes unrewarding task.  It doesn’t make all that much difference whether you have your parents in an assisted living center and feel the pinch of finding the time for frequent visits, or whether you have them at home with you.  The sense of responsibility; the…
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