Should Hospice Care be a Part of Your Parent’s Planning for Their Future with Alzheimer’s Disease?

When planning for your parent’s future early in their journey with Alzheimer’s disease something that you are likely to hear about is hospice care. Doctors, friends, and family might mention this as something to consider for during the later stages of the disease, and you may find it mentioned in planning guides meant to help…

Why is Foot Care so Important to a Diabetic?

As of 2015, the American Diabetes Association believes more than 30 million men, women, and children have diabetes in the U.S. Only 23.1 million are actually diagnosed. For those over the age of 64, it’s estimated that 12 million have diabetes. People know about diabetes. They don’t realize that foot care is essential. People know…

Four Things You Need to Know About Lung Cancer

Cancer.org reports there are more than 155,000 lung cancer deaths each year. About 66 percent of lung cancer cases are in people over the age of 64. Most people are diagnosed when they’re 70. The earlier this cancer is diagnosed, the better the outcome. Take a look at these other facts about lung cancer. Men…

Can a Pharmacist Help Your Parent Understand Their Prescriptions?

In your role as a family caregiver, prescription medications are simply something that you are going to encounter with your parent. They are likely to take one or more of these prescriptions for chronic health issues, as well as get prescriptions for further medications when they experience an acute illness or infection. It is critical…

How Can You Help Your Senior Adopt Healthy Living for a Healthy Memory?

Healthier habits can help your elderly family member to keep her brain healthy. A healthier brain of course means that your senior’s memory can remain stronger for a longer period of time. Sort out an Exercise Plan. Be sure to talk with your aging adult’s doctor about what she needs to do in terms of…

Are Halloween Decorations Disturbing Your Senior with Alzheimer’s Disease?

In your role as a family caregiver it is likely that one of your most common responsibilities is shopping with your parent. Whether it is grocery shopping, shopping for home items, or just running errands with them in tow to keep them active and engaged, when you head out of the house with your parent,…

Your Dad’s Exhaustion Might Not Just be the Flu

Each year, the flu hits people all over the U.S. This viral disease spreads rapidly and can be dangerous to the elderly. As you age, your immune system weakens. According to the CDC, those 65 or older at most at risk of hospitalization or death. According to their statistics, up to 70 percent of hospitalizations…

National Preparedness Month: Sheltering in Place with Seniors

Natural disasters can strike at any time, giving little time for people to react to get themselves and their loved ones to safety. People that have made emergency preparedness plans ahead of time have a better chance of staying safe and healthy in an emergency. September is National Preparedness Month, when national, state and local…

What You Should Know about Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries, also referred to as TBIs, are incredibly dangerous injuries that are, unfortunately, particularly common among elderly adults. There are many reasons why seniors tend to be more vulnerable to these injuries, but as a family caregiver it is critical that you understand these injuries, how they occur, and how they can impact…

Four Ways to Naturally Lower Cholesterol Levels

At your dad’s last checkup, his cholesterol levels came in higher than desired. His doctor recommended making some dietary changes before putting him on a prescription cholesterol medication. Here are four ways to naturally lower cholesterol levels. 1. Lose Weight. Getting to a healthy weight can help lower cholesterol levels. It’s not a guarantee, but…

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