Caregiving for someone with dementia can be extremely difficult. According to the Mayo Clinic there are more than 3 million cases a year and the numbers are increasing. What is Dementia? Dementia has no boundaries; it can affect people from any walk of life and has been diagnosed in people as young as their 30’s.
Have you or someone you love been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease? Like any health issue it is important to be well educated as you move into uncharted territories of your life. Early Symptoms of Parkinson’s According to the Mayo Clinic there are early symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, which include some of the following: Changes in
You Have the Power to Change Your Life It is quite easy to see the negative aspects of life, especially when we are faced with a life changing medical issue; yet positive thinking has a power unlike anything we have been able to recreate medically. Much research has been done to connect the power of
The Importance of a Clean Bathroom Caregivers often take on the job of cleaning when caring for a senior loved one. However, like most people who are stressed for time and energy, a clean bathroom may end up being done with quick and easy methods simply to save on time and effort. That’s why it’s
It’s not uncommon for older adults to occasionally enjoy a glass of wine, a shot of whiskey, or a glass of brandy by the fire. Some retirement communities have daily happy hours, where the elderly residents can gather, socialize, and have fun. But because of the increased effect that alcohol has on the elderly, older
As we continue to learn about strokes and the issues it can present, we’ve found that the risk of suffering from an overactive bladder (OAB) is increased for those who have had a stroke. While many would never associate blood flow and strokes with bladder control, the reality is that a healthy lifestyle combines many
Being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s is a moment that defines your life, your existence, and most of all your future. Like any disease, every person will react differently however; it’s not only how YOU react when diagnosed but how those around you react also. It is frightening for all involved; but you must keep lines of
Often people assume that as you age your vision decreases; it’s just a part of getting old, right? However, the truth is that with proper care and maintenance seniors can hold on to their vision much longer than they may expect and while some change of vision is expected with aging it’s not always a
September is Healthy Aging Month so we’d like to share some ways to help you feel your best. Healthy aging month is designed to help people 45 and over take charge; aging with the healthiest body possible (physical health), the brightest & healthiest mind (mental health), being socially active and financially healthy as you age.
As we age, it is normal for our driving abilities to change, and factors such as decreased vision, impaired hearing, and slowed motor reflexes may become a problem. The effects of aging can result in a reduction of strength, coordination, and flexibility, which can impact the ability of a senior citizen to safely control a