5 Problematic Signs Of Normal Aging

5 Problematic Signs Of Normal Aging

The human body changes with age. Unfortunately, not all changes are for the better. If you are caring for an elderly loved one, you should anticipate some of these changes- and their consequences: Thinner Skin: The human skin tends to thin with age, which can lead to dryness, breaking, and abrasions. Remind your loved one to be extra careful both indoors and outside to avoid injury. Hormonal Changes: Changes in the production of certain hormones are natural with age and…

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8 Alzheimer’s Facts To Keep In Mind If Your Loved One Is Diagnosed

8 Alzheimer’s Facts To Keep In Mind If Your Loved One Is Diagnosed

Alzheimer’s is a difficult disease both for the affected individual and for their families. If you have a loved one who has been newly diagnosed, here are a few things to keep in mind: It’s Not A Rare Condition: Studies show that, in the US, one in ten people over 65 have the disease. It’s Not Limited To The Elderly: While most of the individuals who suffer from Alzheimer’s are over 65 years old, there is a form of the…

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4 Things You Need To Know If You’re Trying Non-Traditional Medicine

4 Things You Need To Know If You’re Trying Non-Traditional Medicine

Natural cures, or folk remedies, have been used for centuries. In some cases, patients, or families of patients may turn to natural treatments when traditional medicine doesn’t deliver results. In other cases, the natural remedies may be a part of the family tradition or a cultural tradition. Before adding a natural cure or folk remedy to your loved one’s care regimen, it’s always best to check with a doctor. Natural Cures Aren’t Formally Tested: Many natural cures and folk remedies…

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Stroke Signs That Everyone Should Recognize

Stroke Signs That Everyone Should Recognize

A stroke can cause major damage or even death. This is especially true for the elderly or ill individuals who are already at risk for other problems. During a stroke, brain cells cannot receive the blood that they need to survive and begin to die as a result. Unfortunately, the damage from a stroke is irreversible, which is why it is important to know the signs and to act quickly. Speech: Stroke victims often experience confusion in their speech and…

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Types Of Cataracts And Why They Matter

Types Of Cataracts And Why They Matter

When you or a loved one has a cataract, your doctor may not give much information about the problem or explain the issue in a way that makes sense. Here is what you need to know: Cataract Basics Cataracts are a natural part of the aging process. It is not uncommon for seniors to experience changes in vision as the crystalline lens in their eye becomes more opaque. Cataracts can also be caused by trauma, certain medications, and systemic diseases….

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Implications Of Age In Care And Physiology

Implications Of Age In Care And Physiology

Human beings age throughout their lifetime. However, around age 60 if you are going by the US Census or 65 if you are going by Medicare guidelines, people are officially considered seniors. While the later years of life are often referred to as ‘the Golden Years’, the experience is very different for individuals who suffer from Alzheimer’s. Never the less, many Alzheimer’s sufferers still fall into the senior citizen category, which means that their body continues to undergo physical changes….

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Prevalent And Dangerous Ocular Problems In The Elderly

Prevalent And Dangerous Ocular Problems In The Elderly

The human body changes with age, increasing the risk for certain ocular and systemic problems. If you are caring for an elderly family member, it is important to make annual eye exams a priority to preserve vision. Here are some of the most common and dangerous ocular conditions among the elderly: Age-Related Macular Degeneration The macula is the part of the back of the eye that is responsible for central vision. The macula is also responsible for sharp vision. Age-related…

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Does My Loved One Need In-Home Care?

Does My Loved One Need In-Home Care?

Having a loved one who is suffering is often a trying experience. In some cases, families are not able to provide a full scope of care and companionship for their loved ones. At this time, the best thing to do is get help by finding a quality home caregiver or a companion. If you’re uncertain about whether or not your loved one needs in-home care, here are a few factors to keep in mind: My Loved One Wants In-Home Care …

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5 Things to Look for in an In-Home Caregiver

5 Things to Look for in an In-Home Caregiver

In-home care can have plenty of benefits for a loved one that may need help dealing with age or disease. Having a trained professional help your loved one has plenty of benefits; not only will you have peace of mind, but you’ll also be able to take a mental break. Choosing the right in-home caregiver for your loved one is essential to a successful experience. Here is what to look for in choosing a caregiver. Compassion  Compassion is essential for…

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Juggling Medication: 5 Survival Tips

Juggling Medication: 5 Survival Tips

Illness can happen at any time during life. However, it is more common in the later years. Fortunately, many illnesses can be treated or eased by medication that are prescribed by your doctor. However, medications have side effects and should be taken at their required dosage for optimal results. If you or a loved one is dealing with multiple drugs and multiple conditions, here are a few tips that you need to know: Keep A List: Don’t rely on memory…

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