It’s normal to be forgetful at times, especially as we age. However, if you are noticing that someone you know is getting more and more forgetful over a period of time, it could be more than just a simple error. It could actually be a precursor to something more serious like Alzheimer’s Disease or other forms of dementia.
Did you know that if you are thirsty, your body is already actually 2% more dehydrated? This means when you are trying to regulate heat, your body becomes weaker than you are aware! This is especially difficult for seniors as their bodies are more fragile to temperature and dehydration.
The following article will share some of the things you can do to help your loved ones reduce the chances of a heat stroke during times like summer where temperatures can significantly rise.
What are your favorite 4th of July memories? Perhaps it’s a family barbeque, watching fireworks in the park, or maybe just a time you went to Coney Island to watch the Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest?
Though we often want to relive the nostalgia, sometimes seniors are no longer able to attend their favorite Independence Day festivities as they once were able to. This may be because the heat of the summer’s day is too strong and it may be difficult for seniors to be outside of long periods of time.
In order to bring back some fond memories, and maybe even create some new ones, here are some tips and activities that seniors can enjoy this holiday.
Nina has been struggling to find the best caregiver for her 80-year old mother. Her mother’s health was slowly declining but Nina didn’t want her to be sent to a nursing home as she feared they wouldn’t pay too much attention to her mom. She wanted her mom to feel comfortable at home but needed some extra help doing so, even when Nina was not around.
By now, you have probably heard much about the SARS-coronavirus-2, or COVID-19, for short and most likely feel that you are aware of all that there is already to know about this infection. However, today we will be discussing the signs and symptoms of the virus in order to spot the differences, become aware and keep yourself and others safe.
Picture your usual Father’s day, what comes to mind? Perhaps a fun cookout, baseball game or even theme park visits may be some things that you typically expect to do on this day . Yet this year, things took a turn and the likelihood of all of those events have been canceled. Though some states have opened back up and even lifted their quarantine orders, the local businesses are still struggling as not many are back up to be running as usual. So, it is still really difficult to follow normal traditions that you usually have on this day.
When it comes to dementia, the common symptoms include anger, confusion and even depression. As a result of the dementia, sometimes these symptoms turn the patient into someone that is not like their usual self, making this disease one that is very challenging to cope with. However, by learning the proper tips and mechanisms, one can manage them better.
Common Symptoms and Behavioral traits:
One certain thing that came from this COVID-19 pandemic is that many businesses, as well as their customers, are more hesitant in making their decisions as well as interacting with others that are not healthcare related. Those most vulnerable to the virus may be tentative in reaching out to home care services. However, when it comes to home care, the providers have actually been able to significantly help while working the frontlines to those who need it most.
Mother’s day is the time in which we celebrate our moms and honor them in the best way possible, by being close to them. However, celebrating Mother’s Day is becoming more challenging due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Arthritis is one of the most widespread health conditions in the United States. It affects about one in four adults overall. That’s over 54 million men and women. To recognize this toll on Americans’ health, CDC, the Arthritis Foundation and other partners observe Arthritis Awareness Month in May.