Category: Blog

  • Keeping Seniors Safe from Harmful Summer UV Rays

    Keeping Seniors Safe from Harmful Summer UV Rays

    It’s summertime again, which means everyone needs to take extra care to protect their skin. While sun protection is vital for individuals of all ages, seniors are particularly vulnerable to the sun’s ultraviolet rays. These UV rays can significantly impact older adults, putting them at greater risk for sunburns, skin damage and skin cancers or…

  • Managing Sundown Syndrome In Seniors

    Managing Sundown Syndrome In Seniors

    If you care for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, you may notice some changes in their behavior in the early evening, characteristic of a condition known as Sundown Syndrome, named for the time of the day at which it occurs. Sundown Syndrome is a period of confusion, agitation, or mood swings, among other potential…

  • Symptoms of Late-Onset Multiple Sclerosis

    Symptoms of Late-Onset Multiple Sclerosis

    What is Multiple Sclerosis? Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system. It occurs when the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks the protective covering of nerve fibers, known as myelin. This attack disrupts communication between the brain and the rest of the body. The exact cause of MS remains…

  • Risks of Dehydration In Seniors

    Risks of Dehydration In Seniors

    Staying hydrated is very important for a person’s overall well-being. Seniors, especially those who can no longer manage their needs due to cognitive, sensory, motor, or other daily living challenges, require additional monitoring and support to stay hydrated. Dehydration occurs when the body loses more fluids than it takes in, leading to an imbalance in…

  • Managing Anxiety Before and During Doctor’s Visits

    Managing Anxiety Before and During Doctor’s Visits

    Doctor’s appointments can be stressful, and it’s natural for anyone of any age to feel anxious or worried before a doctor’s appointment. As we age, however, these medical appointments often become more frequent, only heightening senior citizen’s anxiety during these visits. Luckily, there are several techniques that seniors can use to help manage their anxiety…

  • Nocturia: Causes, Symptoms, and Management

    Nocturia: Causes, Symptoms, and Management

    Nocturia, common among seniors, is a condition that involves frequent nighttime urination, disrupting sleep and causing daytime fatigue. While occasional nighttime urination is normal, experiencing it more than once a night may indicate an underlying issue. Studies indicate the prevalence of Nocturia among seniors aged 60 to 70 is 11% to 50%, increasing to 80%…

  • Benefits of Respite Care For Family Caregivers

    Benefits of Respite Care For Family Caregivers

    In caregiving, where love meets responsibility, family members often serve as the primary support system for seniors. While rewarding, it can be physically and emotionally challenging. As caregivers, we prioritize our seniors’ needs over our well-being. Caring for others is as important as caring for ourselves. Respite care offers invaluable benefits to both caregivers and…

  • Understanding and Managing Diabetic Neuropathy

    Understanding and Managing Diabetic Neuropathy

    For people with diabetes, Diabetic Neuropathy is an unfortunate and common complication affecting up to 51% of patients. But what is diabetic neuropathy? And how can in home diabetes care workers and caregivers help seniors avoid diabetes complications?

  • How Brain Games Can Help Seniors Recovering from Stroke

    How Brain Games Can Help Seniors Recovering from Stroke

    The risk of stroke increases with age, making seniors, who suffer from 75% of all strokes, particularly vulnerable. Strokes can cause a myriad of unfortunate effects, including speech difficulty, memory loss, and impaired cognition. Cognitive, web-based intervention programs and other interactive games can significantly improve depression, stress, in addition to cognitive flexibility, memory, dexterity and…

  • Bathroom Safety Tips For Seniors

    Bathroom Safety Tips For Seniors

    As we age, everyday tasks can become more challenging, and using the bathroom is no exception. According to recent statistics by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falls among seniors over 65 years of age resulted in over 38,742 deaths in 2021, making it the leading cause of injury death. Additionally, falls cause…