What Can You Do for a Senior Who Has Anxiety?

Anxiety is not just something that younger people experience. Aging adults experience anxiety, too, and it can be just as damaging to their daily lives as it is for people in other age groups. Helping your elderly family member to manage her anxiety might mean that you come up with a customized plan of attack…

Skin Cancer Screenings Go Mobile

As we move into the warmer months of spring and summer, older adults may be spending more time outside. That means it’s time to start thinking about protecting them from too much sun exposure, which can lead to skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most frequently diagnosed form of cancer in the United States. One…

April is Rosacea Awareness Month

Family caregivers should learn all they can about the skin condition known as rosacea. That’s because it often appears in elderly adults but may go undiagnosed due to a focus on other more serious health issues. April is Rosacea Awareness Month, and there’s a lot of information out there to help family caregivers understand the…

Tips for Helping Your Senior Avoid a Traumatic Brain Injury

There are nearly 3 million traumatic brain injuries throughout the United States each year. Though approximately 75 percent of these are mild, including concussions, some instances are very severe, even leading to death. In fact, more than 30 percent of injury-related deaths have TBI as a contributing factor. As a family caregiver one of the…

How Can You Solve Some of the More Unusual Reasons for Elderly Insomnia?

Being unable to sleep is not fun for your aging adult. It can make one of the happiest and least restrictive times of her life extremely difficult for her. Here are a few things that might be contributing to her lack of sleep. Medication Side Effects. If your elderly family member takes more than a…

Early Detection Helps Chronic Conditions in the Elderly

While people of all ages can contract chronic illnesses, there is a greater than average risk for elderly adults. Chronic illnesses and diseases are long-term conditions that usually don’t have a cure. Many can be well-managed with medicine and effort, while others lead to less independence due to decreasing abilities. One of the best ways…

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…

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…

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…

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