Being an effective family caregiver for an elderly adult who is living with a serious health issue such as diabetes means educating yourself, and knowing everything you can about the problems they could face as a part of this disease.
One issue is hypoglycemia. Often referred to as low blood sugar, hypoglycemia is something many people think of when they think about diabetes. While you may understand the concept of low blood sugar, it is important to understand what it has ...
One of the struggles that family caregivers and elderly care providers face is the loss of appetite that affects many older adults. It can make it difficult for seniors to eat enough to maintain a healthy weight and get enough nutrients. Although the situation is certainly a challenge, there are many ways to ensure seniors eat enough and also meet their nutritional requirements.
What Causes Appetite Loss?
Up to 30 percent of older adults are described as having “anorexia of aging.” This phrase ...