31 08, 2022

5 Ways Pharmacists Can Help Your Aging Adult

By |2022-08-31T09:31:09-07:00August 31st, 2022|

Pharmacists play a role as part of an interdisciplinary healthcare team for older adults. Their role is critical in improving the patient’s care and life. For older adults, it can be helpful to develop a relationship with a pharmacist and use the same pharmacist regularly. As pharmacists learn about an individual’s unique needs and [...]

30 07, 2022

Stroke and the Elderly – Stroke Awareness

By |2022-07-30T12:47:10-07:00July 30th, 2022|

What are the warning signs? Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States suffers a stroke. One of every 18 deaths can be attributed to stroke, while many more lose their mobility, memory,speech or sight. With the actual number of stroke deaths having declined 13.5 percent over the last decade, the question of how [...]

30 11, 2021

Tips for a Safe & Happy Holiday Season for Seniors

By |2021-11-30T12:40:11-07:00November 30th, 2021|

Support Senior Safety and Happiness During the Holiday Season The holiday season tends to carry changes in routine, decor, diet, and more. For seniors, these shifts can hinder safety and make the season stressful. Use these tips to ensure seniors have a happy, healthy holiday. Mental and Emotional Health Tips Although holidays [...]

23 11, 2020

Seasonal Affective Disorder or Just the Winter Blues?

By |2020-11-23T17:07:54-07:00November 23rd, 2020|

Is that miserable feeling simply a case of the winter blues or could it be something more serious? Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is an actual disorder that results in a seasonal depression due to a lack of daylight exposure that throws off one’s biological clock (or circadian rhythms). It can cause a drop in serotonin, [...]

30 12, 2019

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

By |2019-12-30T11:07:34-07:00December 30th, 2019|

There are more than three million people in the United States with glaucoma. The eye disease, the number two cause for blindness in this country, is known as “the sneak thief of sight,” as there are virtually no symptoms. Once vision is lost, the loss is permanent. Although glaucoma primarily affects the middle-aged and [...]

22 12, 2019

Holiday Blues – Depression among the Elderly

By |2019-12-01T17:19:54-07:00December 22nd, 2019|

The holiday season offers many opportunities to spend quality time with family and friends. If you are a caregiver or family member of an aging loved one, you may observe a change in their mood or behavior during the holidays. You may notice unusual signs of fatigue or sadness or perhaps limited interest in the [...]

1 12, 2019

Help for the Caregiver

By |2019-12-01T17:22:09-07:00December 1st, 2019|

Alzheimer’s disease changes lives. In addition to the more than five million Americans who suffer from it, the disease also changes the lives of the family members who care for them. The family caregiver experiences considerable burden, stress and disruption to her own life. She is at risk for emotional and physical health problems, with [...]

28 09, 2018

Living With Alzheimer’s

By |2018-10-29T17:43:12-07:00September 28th, 2018|

Alzheimer’s patients often cover up so well that even adult children or siblings may see a totally different side when they visit or call. Yet, caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, can be an all-consuming 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week challenge. Anna first began to notice when her husband, Peter, began to show some difficulty recalling words. [...]

26 06, 2018

How To Discuss Giving Up Driving With Seniors

By |2018-06-26T13:56:42-07:00June 26th, 2018|

The rate of fatalities involving drivers over 75 is about the same as teenage drivers. Seniors have a higher risk of being involved in an accident for every mile they drive. One of the most difficult situations we face is dealing with a Senior or Elderly person we care for that must give up driving. [...]

30 04, 2018

15 Reasons For Using Home Care For A Loved One

By |2018-04-30T18:05:23-07:00April 30th, 2018|

What is widely viewed as the best and most viable delivery of health care in America? Infirmed and elderly individuals have been found to prefer home care by 90 percent over comparable institutional care.What are some of the reasons for home care? This article counts the ways: 1. Home care is delivered, as you would [...]

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