Not everyone age seventy and beyond is senile and miserable. Some remain happy and positive. They make people laugh, offer encouragement, and prove themselves likeable. They share these common traits.
As people live longer, more of us find ourselves caring for aging parents. It takes enormous patience and goodwill. It becomes even more challenging if we have a rocky history and feel resentful.
Between chugging GoLytley and spending the day on the toilet, colonoscopy prep can be unpleasant. Here's a funny story about why you need to fully empty the system before your colonoscopy procedure.
Depression is just one geriatric problem facing seniors, and in older adults, can be mistaken as sign of ageing. Learn how to detect symptoms of depression to help and care these elderly people.
Falling accidents increase with age since the elderly are susceptible to stumbling more often. Trips are alarming when impact causes very serious trauma such as a broken hip.
A low air loss mattress is used in care of the aging or immobile to treat or prevent pressure ulcers (bed sores). It is either often underutilized, and most do not know how it is paid for.
Finding ways to cope with getting older is challenging. Aging means facing tough issues like finding purpose after retirement, responding to ageism, and dealing with age-related health issues.
About 18 months ago, my husband and I moved my elderly mother in to live with our family. We have experienced quite an adjustment period.
Seniors gather a house full of memories in their lifetime. Downsizing to a care facility challenges families to respect the stuff, provide closure for a lifetime of treasures.
Nine things you can do to keep yourself physically strong, mentally alert, and emotionally stable in order to keep up with the demands of caregiving.
I had the opportunity to participate in a research study that examined the effect of brisk walking on memory. I found the study to be a very positive experience.
Leg swelling, or edema, is a common manifestation among the elderly. In most instances, such swellings are harmless.
Coloring is an excellent activity for children of all ages. It can be a good activity for someone with Alzheimer's, as long as a few important issues are taken into consideration.
Whatever your needs, there are probably ingenious gadgets, independence aids and devices that ease some of the limitations that arise as we age.
Bleeding and bruising are common problems for those who are aging and have thinning skin due to excess sun exposure. Skin care treatment is essential for protecting the body from common infections.
Caregivers often use room monitors to make sure they have the situation under control when doing some house chores in another room. I review several room monitors and discuss their various features.
Reflections on my experience with Alzheimer's disease in my family. My father lived for a dozen years with this disease, although it was undiagnosed until his autopsy.
Remember these five key guidelines in order to effectively communicate with dementia patients. Communication is key in caring for and maintaining relationships with people suffering from dementia.