Posted: 6/22/2018 1:04 PM by
When a loved one is diagnosed with dementia, getting good care for them is your first concern. But at some point down the line, it’s only natural to wonder: Does this mean I’ll get it, too?
Posted: 6/19/2018 12:51 PM by
Young and middle-aged people aren’t the only ones taking their lives. In fact, the highest rates of suicide in men, by far, are among those age 75 and older. In this article, Allison Ashton outlines why older adults are at risk for suicide and what to do when your loved one shows warning signs.
Posted: 6/19/2018 12:11 PM by
Getting a better understanding of what causes Alzheimer's and Dementia helps us create the right treatment plan for our patients. In this article, Kathleen Doheny breaks down the difference between the two conditions.
Posted: 6/13/2018 9:13 AM by
Hip surgery is one of the most common forms of surgery performed on older adults. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 300,000 of these surgeries are performed on people over the age of 45 in the United States each year, with the majority occurring among elderly adults. This type of surgery can make a tremendous difference for a senior who has suffered a fractured hip, or who is dealing with the effects of arthritis, wear and tear, past trauma, or other serious issues. Hip replacement can ease pain, increase mobility and range of motion, improve balance, and reduce fall risk. This type of surgery is extensive, however, and brings with it an often long and difficult recovery period. It is important to take steps to prepare your aging parent for this recovery before they even undergo this surgery, and an important element of this is preparing their home. This gives them a healing, safe environment to return to where they can continue their recovery after leaving the hospital and rehabilitation center.
Posted: 6/13/2018 6:14 AM by
Spring and summer entice people young and old to head outdoors, especially after a cold winter. Elderly adults are usually eager to get out there and enjoy warm weather, gardening, walks and fun family events. However, warmer temperatures and sunny skies can also be dangerous to elderly people if they don’t take precautions. Family caregivers have a responsibility to make sure their aging loved ones are kept safe and healthy as the thermometer rises.
Posted: 6/13/2018 6:00 AM by
June is Scleroderma Awareness Month and there’s no better time for elderly Americans and their family caregivers to learn more about this chronic condition that affects people of all ages, including elderly adults. While the condition is not very common, it does affect more than 300,000 Americans. Because it can be painful and also contribute to a number of health issues, it’s wise for family caregivers to learn more about scleroderma during Scleroderma Awareness Month.
Posted: 6/6/2018 11:33 AM by
Between 2000 and 2015, the number of deaths related to Alzheimer's increased by 123 percent. According to the Alzheimer's Association, in just 65 seconds, another person develops Alzheimer's.
When your mom or dad has Alzheimer's, it's virtually impossible to predict what you're about to face. Every patient is different. Some progress faster than others. One thing is certain. You'll face situations you would never have imagined years ago.