How to Make Nutritional Smoothies for Aging Loved Ones

Healthy smoothies are a wonderful snack or meal substitute for aging loved ones. Because they are drinkable, chilled and packed full of nutrients, smoothies can entice seniors to eat like few other foods can. If you or your loved ones homecare aide are struggling to get your elderly loved one to eat, especially fruits and vegetables, then consider making nutritional smoothies. The most … [Read more...]

Protect Yourself During the Hot Summer Months

There’s nothing wrong with going outdoors to get some sunlight once in a while. In fact, now is the perfect time of year to go to the beach for relaxation and fun under the sun. But if you and your senior loved one would be staying outdoors for extended periods especially during the summer months then protection is an absolute must. Sunlight is good for our health if we do not get too much … [Read more...]

Heatstroke Prevention for Elderly Loved Ones

Seniors can really benefit from time outdoors at picnics, family reunions and community events but there’s always the risk of them developing heatstroke. Heat exhaustion and heatstroke are serious medical conditions that can be dangerous and even fatal to the elderly. Because an elderly person’s body is not able to adapt to extreme temperature changes as quickly as it once did, hot temperatures … [Read more...]

Symptoms and Treatments for Dry Mouth in the Elderly

While most people have experienced dry mouth when nervous, thirsty or embarrassed, the chronic condition of dry mouth is something entirely different. Lots of elderly people suffer from dry mouth and it is often untreated because it seems so minor that family caregivers and elderly people don’t bring it up to their doctor. However, dry mouth can lead to a number of health issues and may even be a … [Read more...]

Discover How Senior Mediation Can Help End Conflicts Over Care

Your dad wants to age at home. Your siblings all agree that's the best plan. That's where your agreements end, however. You feel daily home care services are necessary, but your brother feels that your dad's fine on his own and that you shouldn't be wasting money on caregivers. You cannot be in the same room without feeling a level of irritation. What do you do? Senior mediation is a … [Read more...]

Tips for Caring for a Senior Who is Suffering from PTSD

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is one of the most common mental health concerns experienced throughout the United States. Approximately 70 percent of the population of the country has experienced at least one truly traumatic event in their lives, and at least 20 percent of those will develop PTSD as a result. This condition can have a negative impact on your parent’s health and … [Read more...]

Swimming Activity and the Elderly

Even the most active elders have to make modifications to how they get exercise, and many are turning to swimming. With the support of family caregivers and others that take part in elderly care, elderly loved ones can reap the benefits of physical exercise in one of the safest and most supportive ways. Exercise at any age can strengthen core muscles, boost cardiovascular performance, increase … [Read more...]

What is Aphasia?

Have you known anyone who has recovered from a stroke or brain injury but noticed that they are now having trouble speaking or communicating? This is brought about by a type of disorder that you may not have heard before. Aphasia is a disease that is caused by damage to the parts of the brain that governs language and comprehension.   People suffering from Aphasia may be faced with … [Read more...]

Why do Seniors Bruise Easily?

Mary stopped in at her mom’s house after work to check on her, just as she did every day. Her mom, Alice, was enjoying the splash of afternoon sun that fell across her kitchen table while she sipped from a cup of tea. Mary sat down across from Alice with a smile on her face, but her smile quickly faded when Alice rested her arm on the table and Mary noticed a large bruise on the back of her arm … [Read more...]

Early Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

Hearing that your senior loved one has Alzheimer’s disease may be something that you dread as a family caregiver, but ignoring the possibility or not understanding the potential can be extremely risky. As with other health conditions and challenges, early detection of Alzheimer’s disease is critical to getting your parent an accurate diagnosis and ensuring that they get on the course of care and … [Read more...]

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