Seniors and Drinking Alcohol

As a caregiver, it’s important to know that a little alcohol goes a long way as we age, even for senior adults who do not have any particular health issues. As people get older, we become more sensitive to alcohol’s effects.

As more and more older adults are choosing to age in place, the need for home modifications to accommodate physical changes in people is growing. Ideally, homes for aging adults would meet universal design standards, which make structures inherently accessible to older people and those with disabilities. Many homeowners, however, hesitate to upgrade existing homes because of the cost.

Many conditions can cause communication problems in adults, including dementia, strokes, brain injuries, Huntington’s disease, and ALS. Medications can also affect memory, which can in turn affect comprehension.

Thanks to advances in technology, total hip replacement has become a widespread procedure for many older adults to address severe hip joint pain caused by arthritis and injuries. The procedure for most people is low risk and offers more independence and a greater quality of life after recovery. To ensure success, it is important to reduce risk factors that may lead a person to be readmitted to the hospital after the procedure.

Open during daytime hours, adult day care centers provide a safe, supportive environment for Canada’s older adults who need assistance with independent living as they receive essential mental and social stimulation through the center’s organized activities.

Thyroid health for seniors and elders. The thyroid is a small gland, shaped similar to a butterfly. It’s small enough to sit in just the lower portion of the neck, but the job it does for the body is huge. So when the thyroid gland is malfunctioning, the results on a person’s health can be devastating.

In-home care providers can offer companionship as they assist seniors with the tasks of daily living. While they help with homemaking and personal care, in-home care providers can offer seniors a listening, understanding ear and someone to talk with. And when homemaking and personal care tasks are completed, an in-home care provider can share in a senior’s favorite pastimes.

Just because herbal remedies are made of natural, plant-derived ingredients does not mean they are safe. When taken in combination with certain prescribed or over-the-counter (OTC) drugs, they can pose health risks, sometimes life-threatening.

As seniors age they typically become less active and their metabolisms slow. As a result, they require fewer calories. But their need for essential, health-promoting vitamins and minerals does not decline. If anything, it increases.

In-home care providers help senior citizens continue living independently in their own homes, assisting them with the routine tasks of homemaking and personal care. And that frees up more time for seniors to do the things they enjoy. More seniors are directing their interests and talents to volunteer opportunities. They are discovering great fulfillment and purpose in helping others.

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