Essential Tremors and your Elderly Parent

March brings us National Essential Tremor Awareness Month. International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF) began this tradition in order to raise awareness of this life-altering condition that affects an estimated 10 million Americans. Essential tremor can occur at any age, but it is most commonly found in the elderly. The Signs This neurological condition causes involuntary, rhythmic … [Read more...]

Things to Know About Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis is considered one of the deadliest diseases. According to the World Health Organization Tuberculosis is one of the top causes of death worldwide. Tuberculosis has a notorious history. In fact, a century ago, Tuberculosis was an incurable disease and was the leading cause of death in the US. But thanks to a German physician named Robert Koch who discovered the disease and to French … [Read more...]

Does Congestive Heart Failure Mean Your Loved One’s Heart Has Stopped?

Home Care Services Pasadena CA In your role as a family caregiver you are likely to encounter situations that are both frightening and confusing. When you encounter these, it is valuable to get as much information as you can so that you are able to handle it in the way that is right for your elderly parent. One of these situations may be when you hear that your aging parent has congestive … [Read more...]

Packing for the Emergency

Elder Care West Hills CA It is one of the most stressful times you can encounter when caring for an elder parent. Whether through an injury, sudden illness, or chronic disease that has suddenly taken a turn for the worse, the moment—or many of them—will undoubtedly come when your parent will need to be rushed to the emergency room. Knowing what to take with you and having these items in order … [Read more...]

Boosting the Elderly’s Immune System

Home Care Northridge CA The immune system protects you from foreign and harmful environmental hazards. These include bacteria, viruses, fungi, cancer cells, and toxins. It makes cells designed to destroy the invaders, keeping you healthy and unaware of the battle raging in your body. Maintaining a strong immune system is vital to overall health. It is particularly important to the elderly who may … [Read more...]

Eat Right and Stay Active for a Healthy Heart

Maintaining a healthy way of living is perhaps the best present you can give yourself during this heart month and onwards. A combination of good diet and adequate physical exercise would help keep your body fit. More so, diet and exercise particularly aid one of the most important organs in your body to help maintain its proper functioning. This is crucial especially to seniors or other … [Read more...]

Elders Can Stay Mentally Sharp with These Tips

Elderly Care West Hills CA For most elders, their memory and alertness is often affected as they get older. While some of these elderly adults could have a medical condition that is diminishing their mental health, there are several ways most seniors can boost their memory and mental sharpness. The secret to making this a possibility for your elderly loved one is by being social, as well as … [Read more...]

Caring for a Senior with Kidney Disease

Senior Care Manhattan Beach CA With age comes the added risk of developing a chronic disease, which could possibly be kidney disease. This disease is especially common among older adults, which may also increase the possibility of other chronic health problems, such as cardiovascular disease. Kidney disease sometimes has no symptoms associated with it, so it is important that the senior get … [Read more...]

The Importance of Vitamin D for Elder Adults

Elder Care Rolling Hills CA Elderly adults who do not get enough vitamin D each day are at risk for a wide variety of health problems, including osteoporosis, diabetes, heart disease, muscle weakness, and arthritis. Fortunately, this nutrient can be found in a number of fortified cereals, foods, and drinks, as well as being available in supplement form. If you are concerned over whether or not … [Read more...]

How Can You Stay Connected with Other People While You’re a Family Caregiver?

Home Health Care Rancho Palos Verdes CA Many family caregivers fear that they have to give up their social interactions once they begin their caregiving journey. The fact is that this isn't true and it can actually be unhealthy for you to do that. Set Aside a Few Minutes Each Day for Phone Calls Even if you only have a few minutes each day during which you could call someone, that can be … [Read more...]

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