April 2018

What’s Normal for Memory in Seniors?

Posted: 4/27/2018 6:53 AM by Interim HealthCare

One of the things that older adults and their family members sometimes worry about is memory loss. After all, the prospect of a dementia or Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis is troublesome, to say the least. Some forgetfulness is normal with aging. However, it can be hard to know what’s normal and when it’s time to talk to a doctor.

What Causes Swallowing Problems in Seniors?

Posted: 4/20/2018 9:03 AM by Interim HealthCare

Experts say that up to 25 percent of adults in the United States develop a condition called dysphagia in their lives. Dysphagia is the medical term for difficulty swallowing. Dysphagia puts older adults at a higher risk for aspiration pneumonia, which occurs when food enters the lungs. Approximately half of people with dysphagia die within 12 months of being diagnosed. Researchers continue to s...

5 Digestion Tips for Seniors

Posted: 4/13/2018 1:08 PM by Interim HealthCare

There are lots of reasons why seniors develop digestive issues. Old age weakens the immune system, which in turn affects the healthy bacteria in the intestines. Seniors can also suffer from nutritional deficiencies, digestive diseases, side effects of medicine and any number of chronic conditions that can affect digestion. With the help of family members, elder care assistants, senior service o...

Creating a Caregiver Kit for Your Car

Posted: 4/6/2018 7:53 AM by Interim HealthCare

As a family caregiver, it is likely that you spend a considerable amount of time in your car. With driving to and from your parent’s house, providing transportation for your children, driving to and from work, running errands, and other tasks, your car can often seem like your headquarters. This makes it important for you to ensure that your car is properly equipped with tools and items that wi...