Archives for July 2019

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

Social Workers Making A Difference

  The importance of social workers to those they serve cannot be denied. Social workers touch the lives of many and according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics it is a job that continues to see an increase in need throughout the next few decades. Social Workers Are Needed In The Future Need growing at

5 Ways To Deal With Chronic Pain

Chronic pain can affect people of all ages; however, when your pain becomes life altering you need to think of ways to manage your pain and your lifestyle. Pain management does not necessarily mean a lifetime of medication; however, sometimes a combination of medication & lifestyle change can be the answer. The Facts About Chronic

How Many Lives Could You Save?

Discussing Organ and Body Donation The importance of organ and body donation is a discussion that needs to happen. While discussing end of life matters can be emotional, it is a part of life. Often those who are sickly or elderly will comment “who would want any part of this body anyways?” and laugh; however,

Sleep Disorders in the Elderly

As we age, our bodies change and often creating sleep disorders in the elderly. Doctors suggest that adults need 7-8 hours of sleep each night, yet there are many reasons why this doesn’t happen for many seniors. How Deal With Sleep Disorders In The Elderly Sleep disorders in the elderly are common; but, there are

Music and Dementia

Music and Dementia, Activating the Mind Music has a way of connecting with the mind; it has been found to be extremely helpful and calming to those with dementia. Numerous studies have shown that utilizing music to work with those with dementia in a variety of ways is extremely successful; including helping caregivers to calm

7 Senior Summer Safety Tips

These senior summer safety tips will help make life a little less stressful this summer. While most of us love and enjoy the summer season; we have to remember that there are times when summer can become unsafe, especially for seniors. Senior Summer Safety Tips for Those with Dementia We have to remember that when

What is Scleroderma?

It is most likely that you have never heard of scleroderma unless you or a loved one has been diagnosed. Scleroderma is defined as an auto-immune disease that affects the connective tissue. One of the most visible symptoms is hardening of skin. Facts About Scleroderma According to the Scleroderma Foundation there are a number of