Archives for June 2018

Seniors and Hydration

Hydration is important for everyone during the summer; but for seniors and those with dementia it’s especially important to make sure they’re hydrated. Often, those with dementia will forget or not realize that they have not eaten or even drank; their minds can reach the point where they don’t comprehend food pangs or thirst. Hydration

Living with Glaucoma

What is Glaucoma? Most people assume that glaucoma is simply defined as eye pressure behind the eye itself; however, the truth is that you can have glaucoma without having increased pressure behind the eye. There are multiple types of glaucoma, including the most common type, open angle glaucoma (90% of those diagnosed have this type

Eye Injuries At Home

October is Home Eye Safety Month and Caring Connection wants to bring awareness to the problem of eye injuries occurring at home. While many would assume that most eye injuries occur at the work place (especially industrial), the reality is that about half of all eye injuries occur at home. 4 Common Causes of Eye

Summer Storms and Safety

Summer storms can present problems for anyone, but for seniors and those homebound it can be very frightening. A summer storm can quickly change conditions around us. Keep In Contact Family members don’t always live close enough to check on loved ones during bad weather; sometimes roads may be closed due to heavy damage in

Caregiving for Dementia

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.

Understanding Parkinson’s Disease

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

The Power of Positive Thinking

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