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Monthly Archives: March 2017

Dementia Care: How to Cope With Personality Change

Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease bring many devastating symptoms like memory loss, physical impairments and the inability to recognize loved ones. What can make it even worse are the personality changes caused by the disease; outbursts, agitation, personality changes, paranoia and aggression. Continue reading

4 Long-Term Consequences of Falls Among Older Adults

Falls are extremely dangerous for seniors. According to the National Council on Aging, falls are the leading cause of fatal injury and the most common cause of nonfatal trauma-related hospital admissions among older adults. Continue reading

3 Delicious Oatmeal Recipes for a Healthy Breakfast

The benefits of oatmeal are well known – it is low in salt and sugar, high in fiber and protein, boosts energy, prevents diabetes, and promotes heart health. That is a power-packed food! It is also one of the most economical foods you can buy. Continue reading

How to Ensure Your Aging Parent is Safe at Home

An aging parent living at home is a good thing. It creates comfort and a feeling of security. It can keep them healthier, happier and active longer. However, in order for that to happen, they need to be safe in their own homes. Continue reading

5 Ways to Regain Your Energy After Caregiver Burnout

As a caregiver of an aging loved one, your days are long and filled with responsibilities. Taking care of yourself is at the end of the list – and it stays there. You may feel run down, lethargic and like you are burning the candle at both ends. Continue reading

The Power of Music in Dementia Care

From time to time we all get a song stuck in our heads. After a while it can become aggravating because we can’t stop hearing it and humming it. However, when it comes to Alzheimer’s disease, that is a good thing. Music therapy is beneficial and calming for those with dementia. Continue reading

Could Alzheimer’s be Detected – and Treated – Before Symptoms Appear?

A new study has shed light on a potential way to detect Alzheimer’s disease, and maybe even treat or prevent it, before symptoms even appear. The study, performed at the Department of Pharmacology and Center for Translational Medicine, at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University in Philadelphia, has found that declines in glucose levels in the brain come before the first symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease appear. Continue reading

How to Build a Long Distance Care Team

We live in a mobile society and that means that adult children are not always going to live in close proximity to aging parents. That makes it difficult to make sure their daily needs are addressed, especially if illness or chronic disease strikes. It is possible to put together a long distance care team that will provide for your loved one and give you some peace of mind. Here are some tips on how to put together a reliable team that will serve the best interests of the senior you love. Continue reading

Will Government Policies Reflect Our Aging Society?

The U.S. population is aging faster than at any point in our history. Baby Boomers, (born between 1946-1964) are one of the largest generations ever born in the U.S and every day they are turning 65. Continue reading

6 Household Modifications to Help Prevent Falls

Falls are very dangerous for seniors. Every year one in three older Americans fall. According to the National Council on Aging, falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries for people aged 65+, resulting in hip fractures, broken bones, and head injuries. Continue reading