23Sep, 2019

Depression & The Elderly

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Depression is very common among the elderly. Depression is a very hard thing for people of all ages to deal with. How is it different though with the elderly? Depression usually begins when a medical issue arises and death is the risk. The depression tends to last longer and needs to be treated immediately, even if very mild. Depression affects the ability of rehabilitation. My uncle was a wealthy man, always out and about to fancy places. One day he was informed he needed to have his toe amputated due […]
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19Apr, 2018

Explore Services for Rehabilitation and Post-Hospital Recovery

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As our loved one’s age, it is inevitable that sooner or later a hospital visit will be to come to occur. This could be to many contributing reasons, such as a fall, infections or on going medical treatments. The older we get our bodies are less likely to jump right back into the rhythm of things especially when you have been undergoing major surgeries or recovering at a rehabilitation center with minimum physical activity. Consider the services for your loved ones if they have recently left a rehabilitation center or […]
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5Apr, 2018

Learn How to Combat Insomnia As You Age

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There are many misconceptions around the idea of sleep. The most popular being the older you get the less sleep is needed. This myth seems to reign true to many Americans, because studies show that more than 30% of the population of America suffers from insomnia. According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults 65 and older need to get at least 7-8 hours of sleep every night. Decreases in the amount of sleep you get per night as you age can affect your memory formation, concentration, not allowing your body […]
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24May, 2017

Understanding How to Prevent And Diagnose UTI Infections in Seniors

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As we age, it becomes increasingly important to take care of our bodies. If you are close to an elderly person, you need to understand how to take care of them. With increasing age, our bodies may not be and reliable as they once were, and one example is going to the bathroom. As people grow older, their pelvic muscles can weaken, which causes them to become less able to control their urges to go to the bathroom. This can lead to problems like a UTI or even something more serious. So it’s vital to […]
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26Apr, 2017

5 Memory Improving Techniques for Seniors

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  As people age, one common complaint is memory loss. This isn’t only true of seniors who suffer from illnesses such as dementia. Many seniors find that their memories deteriorate over time. There are certain ways to prevent, minimize, or even reverse this problem. Learn about 5 memory improving techniques that can be used for seniors and improve their well-being! 1. Challenge the Brain In some ways, the brain is like a muscle; the more it’s used, the stronger it gets. One problem that many older adults face is that they […]
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19Apr, 2017

6 Long-Term Fall Prevention Tips to Make Your Life Safer

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For older Americans, falling is the number one cause of non-fatal and even fatal injuries. As a matter of fact, one quarter of Americans aged 65 and older will fall this year. This is a serious problem. And so it’s important to understand, either for yourself or as a caregiver, some essential fall prevention tips, that can make a difference in the long term. Before you understand how to prevent falls, let’s first examine why falling is a serious problem. When a young person falls, their body is typically more capable of […]
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12Apr, 2017

3 Advantages of Caregivers Post Hospital Recovery

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When you think of the situations in which you need a caregiver, you may instinctively apply that need to senior citizens. However, these types of services can be much more beneficial and flexible. You might, for example, need help in making a full and speedy recovery after your surgery. Here are 3 advantages of caregivers after time spent in the hospital, applicable to any situation. 1. Caregivers are Convenient You may move away from your family for work, or because you want to explore a different area of the country. But what happens […]
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16Mar, 2017

Find Out the Importance of Personal Hygiene for Aging Seniors

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There are a great many tasks that may become challenging as those you love age. Included in these tasks are the very basic and very important set of tasks involved in maintaining personal hygiene.  Unfortunately, losing the ability to keep up with one’s own grooming can lead to a variety of problems. Obviously, body odor can become an issue, and while your loved one may not even notice, it can present uncomfortable situations for family and friends. Those older adults who do understand the consequences of their inabilities may experience embarrassment […]
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2Mar, 2017

Learn Ways to Help Seniors Maintain a Healthy Diet

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All too often, elderly people will fall into poor eating habits. This can be caused by a number of things, but some of the most common causes of unhealthy eating habits include depression and boredom. As the family member of a senior with a poor diet, you may find yourself feeling afraid for a your loved one’s health. This feeling may become even more overwhelming if the older adult has become overweight, or if they have other health problems such as diabetes. In these cases, you might be led to […]
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23Feb, 2017

Fall Prevention Tips for Seniors

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As a person grows older, the risk of them falling and becoming seriously injured skyrockets. Often, this leaves family members in a constant state of worry about their elderly loved ones. After all, a simple slip and fall can lead to some pretty serious complications in older adults. This is especially true when there is nobody around to help after the fall occurs. In order to protect older family members and get some peace of mind, there are a number of fall prevention tips you can help your loved one […]
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