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Keeping Seniors Away from Bathroom Hazards

The bathroom can be a dangerous place for seniors, especially if your loved one is experiencing a condition that makes him/her prone to tumbling and falls. Just as it is with the kitchen, bathrooms also have slippery surfaces as well as sharp objects that can injure seniors in many ways. A recent study by the United States National Institutes of Health revealed that more than 80% of falls in a … Continue reading Keeping Seniors Away from Bathroom Hazards

Tips to Lower the Risk of Stroke in Seniors

The risk of stroke is very high in seniors, and it further increases with age. However, the chances of stroke can be reduced greatly by following some simple practical steps. Below are some of the most effective ways to lower the risk of stroke in seniors. Eat Healthy A healthier diet with lots of fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy products, cereals, whole grains, dried peas and beans, poultry and fish, etc., … Continue reading Tips to Lower the Risk of Stroke in Seniors

How to Proceed When your Loved One Needs Assisted Living Pt 2

If you have shortlisted a few assisted living communities nearby, schedule a personal visit to them one at a time. This is a great way to learn about their daily operations, schedules, and other activities. A personal visit would also help you to understand how clean and tidy the place is, and figure out if the living conditions there are acceptable for your senior’s health conditions. If possible, take your … Continue reading How to Proceed When your Loved One Needs Assisted Living Pt 2

How to Proceed When your Loved One Needs Assisted Living Pt 1

It can be a tricky thing to determine when your elderly parent(s) might need assisted living. However, when you see that their ailing health is making it difficult for them to perform their daily jobs as they used to, you should know that it is time that they need specialized care. Aging brings in many forms of ailments to us; while some of them might be manageable by seniors, others … Continue reading How to Proceed When your Loved One Needs Assisted Living Pt 1

How Assisted Living Can Help Cancer Patients Pt 2

Assisted Living for Cancer Patients Cancer in seniors can be difficult to manage. The complications of the disease could range from weakness and balance issues to depression, memory care, and dementia. These can further complicate things for the ones providing care to the senior at home depending upon how the patient copes with them. An assisted living facility, however, employs trained professionals to deal with things more attentively to ensure … Continue reading How Assisted Living Can Help Cancer Patients Pt 2

How Assisted Living Can Help Cancer Patients Pt 1

You need to make a lot of decisions when your elderly parent is diagnosed with cancer. The most important of those are starting the treatment and providing care for better recovery. Although you might want to offer the best care to your senior at home, assisted living can be a great alternative to make sure that your elder receives the most fitting care for a quick recovery. Below is a … Continue reading How Assisted Living Can Help Cancer Patients Pt 1

Keeping the Mind Sharp in Assisted Living

Staying mentally sharp is as important to seniors as staying physically healthy and active. Although keeping the mind sharp in assisted living might seem like a challenging job, it is not complicated at all when you are at the right senior care facility. All of the reputed assisted living communities provide a lot of opportunities to their residents to help them stay physically as well as mentally healthy. Besides, there … Continue reading Keeping the Mind Sharp in Assisted Living

How Seniors Can Boost Their Immune System

It is obvious that our body’s immune system also grows old with us as we age. That is why seniors often get caught up with all those minor health problems that would not have bothered them at all during their younger years. However, this does not mean that elder people cannot do anything about it – in fact, there are a lot of ways to boost the immunity power in … Continue reading How Seniors Can Boost Their Immune System

Parkinson’s Vs Alzheimer’s Disease and Associated Dementia Pt 2

At any rate, both of Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease are highly common, which is one of the main reasons for confusion about dementia associated with the two. On top of that, it is also possible for a Parkinson’s diseases sufferer to develop Alzheimer’s, and also to develop more than one type of dementia at a given time because of this or other reasons. Confusion between Parkinson’s Disease and Dementia … Continue reading Parkinson’s Vs Alzheimer’s Disease and Associated Dementia Pt 2

Parkinson’s Vs Alzheimer’s Disease and Associated Dementia Pt 1

If a relative or loved one, or even elderly parent, has reached a point where they have been diagnosed with dementia, it is normal to wonder if the problem came about as a result of Parkinson’s diseases or Alzheimer’s disease. Either could be the culprit, as can something else altogether, considering there are over 100 different kinds of dementia seen in people today. That includes a high number residing in … Continue reading Parkinson’s Vs Alzheimer’s Disease and Associated Dementia Pt 1