Controlling Weight Key to Avoiding Diabetes
Diabetes is a common chronic condition of aging, which can lead to many problems for older adults such as eyesight damage. Exercise and a healthy diet are among the best ways to prevent this disease. At-home help also can provide seniors who are trying to stay healthy added support.Read more
Hospital Could Make a Difference for Senior Loved One
If an older loved one is going into the hospital, it pays to help them do their homework. Research has shown that not all hospitals are equal. Seniors also may need extra assistance if they’ve had a recent hospital stay. That’s when professional caregiving can help.Read more
Aspirin Use for Older Adults Should be Doctor-Directed
Aspirin has been touted as a miracle drug of sorts, being attributed by medical professionals as a preventative for heart attacks and strokes. But it’s not for everyone. Make sure that a senior loved one has a doctor’s blessing before taking a daily dose of aspirin.Read more
Study Shows Diabetes Increases Depression
Diabetes is one condition of aging that can leave seniors vulnerable to a number of side effects. Depression is one of those. Additional companionship may help older adults who are facing the challenges of this disease.
Hospital Can Make a Difference for Senior Loved One
Family caregivers whose seniors are going into the hospital should do their research to ensure a senior loved one is getting the best possible care. Help at home after an older adult returns from the hospital should be a consideration as well.
Senior Rehabilitating from Stroke Can Recover at Home with Help
A health episode such as a stroke often meant that a senior had to leave his or her home for a facility. While the severity of many issues still require the assistance of a rehab facility, many seniors – under the supervision of their doctors and with the assistance of a home helper – do well at home.
Many Factors Can Lead to Falls
Each year, 85 percent of all injury-related hospital admissions and more than 40 percent of nursing home admissions are related to falls, and the annual costs associated with falls and their complications are estimated to be in the billions of dollars worldwide. Balance issues that lead to falls can result from a variety of problems from genetics and illnesses to medication mismanagement and reactions.
Research: Red Wine Can Suppress Abnormal Cell Formation
Aging is often considered a time of loss as seniors must give up some of what they may have enjoyed in their younger years. Wine may be one of those habits that to have gone by the wayside. But research has revealed that seniors don’t need to give everything up. Some things, in moderation, can actually be a benefit.
Hip Surgery, Companionship, Help Seniors Do More
Older adults may become discouraged when their bodies begin to wear out. Family caregivers, too, could feel the effects of these ailments as more of the care begins to fall on them. Family caregivers can encourage their loved ones to seek help and support from pain, no matter what their age.
'Tis the Season for Seniors to be Sneezin'
Many common ailments afflict adults into their senior years, making them miserable and leaving their family caregivers at a loss to help. Assistance from medical professionals and support from non-medical caregiving professionals can provide a boost to family caregivers and relief to seniors.