Getting older can make it harder for seniors to get out of the house on a regular basis. While that might not sound so bad to younger adults who work full time and wish they could spend a few days alone at home, never getting to leave the house can cause your aging relative to feel bored, frustrated, and lonely. They are likely to miss doing the things they used to and being involved in the world around them.
Fortunately, when ...
Keeping Seniors Safe Before and After a Hurricane
The east coast of the United States is well into hurricane season. As a caregiver to your older family member, you take the safety of your loved one seriously. If they live in hurricane territory, it’s important that they take steps to stay safe both before and after a hurricane. Below are some tips for caregivers to use to ensure their older family member remains safe throughout hurricane season.
Caregiver in Fort Lauderdale FL: ...
A difficult disease to recognize because of the few signs and symptoms that tend to come along with it. It is hard to see early on, and it takes some very close analysis by a physician in order to gain a proper diagnosis of the disease.
Caregiver in Fort Lauderdale FL: Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis itself causes bones to become weak and brittle, but this is something that can come as a result of other diseases as well as a lack of proper healthcare ...
Few chronic conditions can disrupt an elderly adult’s life more than dizziness.
Not only does moderate to severe dizzy spells signal that something isn’t right, they can prevent aging adults from living independently in their own home. Family caregivers that have an aging relative with chronic dizziness must work closely with the doctor to keep their loved one safe and comfortable as they try to navigate daily life with the condition.
What is Chronic Dizziness?
The sensation of spinning, lightheadedness and losing balance is ...
Did you know that one out of three seniors over age 65 will suffer from a serious fall? Statistics show that the bathroom is the most common place for elderly adults to fall, making them one of the most dangerous rooms in the house. Slip and fall accidents can lead to broken bones, concussions, and even death.
It’s perfectly normal to worry about your aging mom or dad. After all, they aren’t as young as they used to be, and they may ...
As your senior grows older, you may find that she needs more and more of your help. You may be perfectly happy to do whatever you can for her as her caregiver, but that doesn't mean that she'll be happy to receive that help.
Her Life Is Changing
While you might think that your senior doesn't realize how much she needs your assistance, you might be surprised. She knows that her life is changing and it's possible that she's doing everything that she ...
Have you heard of white matter disease? It's an age-related disorder in which the nerves that connect areas of the brain and connect the brain to the spinal cord deteriorate. There is no cure, and it's seen most in the elderly.
White matter disease gets its name because the deterioration affects the type of brain tissue known as white matter.
It's the brain tissue that helps you walk, think, and maintain balance. The white matter helps you solve problems and memorize or learn ...