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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

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

Nursing Assistants

Nursing positions are available at a multitude of levels; all depending upon how much time and education is put into learning the skills of the nurse you want to be. Nursing is one field that is continuously growing as a resource for young and upcoming job seekers, mainly due to the increased number of Baby

Arthritis and Taking Medication

Could you be putting someone you love at risk when you take your medication? Many people have a variety of medications to treat one or more medical issues. Often those with arthritis or lack of feeling in their hands due to other medical issues (sometimes even a side effect of medications) can’t easily grasp or

When Is It Time To Ask For Help? Social Workers’ Roles

It is the role of a social worker to be there for those who need to ask for help; often utilizing local resources to help clients. Learning what is available to you and your family is vital and a social worker or caregiving specialist can provide resources to make everyone’s quality of life better. When

Are You At Risk For A Stroke?

What is a stroke? When blood flow is blocked or cut off from reaching the brain, the brain becomes depleted of oxygen and brain cells begin to die off almost immediately; causing an ischemic stroke. Ischemic strokes are the most common types of stroke and can happen due to various reason with a blood clot in

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

Divorced Seniors – Finding a New Life in the Golden Years

The life of divorced seniors is not unlike the life of many divorced people in today’s world. However, they are often left dealing with not only the typical issues of divorce but also facing being alone while aging and facing health issues. Susan L. Brown, PhD, a professor of sociology at Bowling Green State University

The Importance of Senior Hygiene

Senior Hygiene – Showering You may be creating a battle with your loved one over the wrong things. Here are some areas that are often cause for battle between a full-time family caregiver and a senior loved one. The reason can be anything from simple age to dealing with dementia or Alzheimer’s. Senior Hygiene Shower/Bath

Could Cognitive Impairment be Heart Related?

New research may help us to understand the connection between heart health and brain health. In a study conducted at the University of Texas, they looked at 2,000 adults with plaque build-up in their arteries. While this plaque build-up was a precursor to obvious heart health issues, they were surprised to find that there is