Halloween Tips & Tricks for Seniors

Each October, families in communities across the country celebrate Halloween. Costumes, scary decorations, and trick-or-treat are each a part of this night of ghouls and goblins. But for adults with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers, the night can present safety challenges. Ghosts, skeletons and zombies are fun Halloween sights for most of us. But scary … Continue reading Halloween Tips & Tricks for Seniors

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Living Wills vs. Power of Attorney

Seniors should make their wishes about medical care known in case they become incapacitated and are unable to communicate due to illness or injury.  No family wants to be left guessing about their loved one's wishes during a medical crisis. A living will is about making your wishes known, whatever those wishes may be. Your … Continue reading Living Wills vs. Power of Attorney

Breast Cancer and Seniors

When detected early, breast cancer is treated successfully 98% of the time. Researchers continue to make impressive gains in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of breast cancer. For example, according to the Mayo Clinic, the radical mastectomy, once a standard procedure for women with breast cancer, is now rarely performed. However, breast cancer in seniors … Continue reading Breast Cancer and Seniors

7 Tips for Avoiding Elderly Heat Stroke & Exhaustion

Hot weather is dangerous, and seniors are particularly prone to its threat. Elderly heat stroke and heat exhaustion are a real problem. In fact, a recent University of Chicago Medical Center study found that 40% of heat-related fatalities in the U.S. were among people over 65. There are several reasons for elderly heat vulnerability. People's ability … Continue reading 7 Tips for Avoiding Elderly Heat Stroke & Exhaustion

7 THINGS YOU CAN DO TO PREVENT A STROKE

Age makes us more susceptible to having a stroke, as does having a mother, father, or other close relative who has had a stroke.You can't reverse the years or change your family history, but there are many other stroke risk factors that you can control—provided that you're aware of them. "Knowledge is power," says Dr. … Continue reading 7 THINGS YOU CAN DO TO PREVENT A STROKE

Tips for Fall Prevention in Seniors

In our last post we discussed the horrifying statistics involving falls among the elderly. In this post we are sharing some tips for reducing those falls.   1. Remove anything that's a trip hazard. Pay attention to any low to the ground items. Area rugs look nice, but are not worth the risk if they were to become … Continue reading Tips for Fall Prevention in Seniors