Hearing Loss and Dementia

As we all get older, most of us experience changes in how well we hear. You may notice an older family member turning up the TV volume. Or asking you to repeat something. Recent studies have tied hearing loss that goes untreated with an increased likelihood of dementia. A mild loss of hearing is the… Continue reading Hearing Loss and Dementia

Winter Skin Care for the Elderly

The dry, cold temperatures of winter are approaching and for seniors and their families, it’s a time we should think about skin care, both to protect it and to make the skin healthier and feel more comfortable. Skin Facts Skin is the body’s largest organ. As we age, it becomes thinner and no longer looks… Continue reading Winter Skin Care for the Elderly

Vitamin D in the Elderly

Vitamin D Vitamin D deficiency is an issue of concern for more than just the elderly.  This important vitamin contributes to good health in a number of ways in your body.  It helps your body absorb calcium and maintain strong bones and teeth.  It also helps to reduce inflammation, builds your immune system, and helps… Continue reading Vitamin D in the Elderly

Is it Time to Introduce Your Loved One to Assisted Living?

Caring for an aging parent is often a labor of love. Unfortunately, it also requires making tough decisions. One of these is whether to move your loved one into a senior community. You’ll have many questions to answer before you start this process. How do you know it’s time? How will you pay for their… Continue reading Is it Time to Introduce Your Loved One to Assisted Living?

How Animals Benefit The Elderly

Alternative therapies and helps of all kinds are being researched and used on a trial basis all across the country in the care of our elderly citizens.  Especially in the care of those with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementias.  In speaking with health care practitioners, we find a number of therapies that might seem… Continue reading How Animals Benefit The Elderly

How to Downsize Your Home With a Pet

If you’re considering downsizing your home and you’re concerned about your pet’s well-being, there are several interventions you can take that will prepare the pet for the new living conditions. Maybe you have been in a home with a sizable yard that allowed your dog to run around but you want to downsize to a… Continue reading How to Downsize Your Home With a Pet

Emergency Preparedness for Seniors

In the aftermath and destruction of Hurricane Ida, many of us are considering what we can do to better prepare for natural disasters and unplanned emergencies.  Add emergency planning together with senior care and aging, and we begin to have an entirely new set of questions.  Have we ever thought about how aging impacts our… Continue reading Emergency Preparedness for Seniors

Sleeplessness In Older And Aging Adults

Have you noticed that as we age, genuine, deep sleep is more and more difficult to attain?  Many people blame this sleeplessness on the aging process, but is it right to do so?  There are certainly many older persons who can sleep well through the night. Why Don’t I Feel Rested? Sleeplessness is caused in… Continue reading Sleeplessness In Older And Aging Adults

Incontinence in Older Adults

Incontinence is an issue of embarrassment among many older people.  According to a report from 2014, about half the population of older Americans experience urinary leakage or accidental bowel leakage.  And roughly 25% have moderate, severe or very severe urinary leakage.  That’s a lot of people!  Perhaps because people are unwilling to talk openly about… Continue reading Incontinence in Older Adults

How to Prepare for Vision Loss As We Age

Loss of Vision Our vision naturally weakens as we age.  This gradually degradation in our vision, especially for close objects, is a common occurrence as we enter late to middle-age.  Do not be alarmed unless your ophthalmologist says that you have a more serious condition.  There are many cases, however, where vision loss can be… Continue reading How to Prepare for Vision Loss As We Age