According to the Alzheimer’s Association, over 5 million Americans over age 65 now have the disease. This devastating disease causes cognitive and memory problems, along with behavior changes that will affect work, family and social relationships. Eventually, basic activities of daily living diminish. Common Conditions in Alzheimer’s Patients Americans with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) have the … Read More

When is it time for a cataract exam? If an adult is more than 40 years old, struggling with blurred or double vision, their eyeglasses don’t improve the situation, and daily living is becoming affected, it’s time for a cataract exam! Cataracts can continually worsen and even lead to blindness. They’re common, with over 24 … Read More

Vision loss can be devastating, as it can be a major contributor to the loss of independence and poor quality of life in older persons. Luckily, there are options for seniors with this disability, through elderly care and other medical services.   Vision Loss of Seniors Seniors suffering from vision loss may also be struggling … Read More

Over the last few years, you’ve probably seen charts and statistics showing the United States as one of the world’s most obese countries. Turn on the news and you’ll often see coverage on this issue, as it’s often referred to as a “national epidemic.” Despite valiant attempts to promote proper nutrition and exercise, our issue … Read More

Medical advancements have made knee and hip replacements a common occurrence for older adults and many times, family and close friends provide in home care for their senior loved ones with recovery. They can get the patient back to independent living as quickly as possible. Think about the following suggestions if you’re going to assist … Read More

Compared to young adults, aging family members and friends have a greater risk of dehydration. Aging family members and friends are also more susceptible to electrolyte and fluid imbalances, which often result from prescribed medications that have caused a diminished sense of thirst. It is important to keep your loved ones fully hydrated by monitoring … Read More

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