Four Common Mental Illnesses in the Elderly: Learn the Risk Factors and Symptoms to Watch for

Mental Illnesses in the Elderly

Do you have an elderly loved one in your live who you suspect is showing signs of mental illness? This is all too common. In fact, according to a recent CDC report, over 20% of adults ages 55 or older...

Dangerous Addictions and Vices in the Elderly

addictions and vices in the elderly

There is an addiction crisis in the United States.  It is estimated that well over twenty million Americans over the age of twelve suffer from a substance abuse disorder, which results in an annual lo...

16 Common Conditions Affecting the Elderly

common conditions affecting the elderly

Senior citizens face unique health challenges as they enter their twilight years. As caregivers, we want to ensure the highest quality of life for our loved ones so it’s important to learn about and u...

What Is a Pressure Ulcer? Five Things All Caregivers Should Know

what is a press ulcer

While many types of wounds are observed in the home care setting, pressure ulcers top the list. It is estimated that 1-3 million Americans experience pressure sores each year, mostly senior citizens a...

Understanding Parkinson’s Disease in Older Adults

Parkinson in older adults

Parkinson’s Disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects how the nerve cells in the brain produce dopamine. It is commonly referred to as a movement disorder, as those with the disease s...

Flu Shot For Seniors: What You Should Know This Season

Flu shot for seniors

Influenza, or the flu, is a highly contagious respiratory illness caused by one of the influenza viruses. The flu ranges from being mild to severe and can cause severe complications for children, seni...

A Vegan Diet for Seniors: Can This Be a Healthy Choice?

vegan diet and seniors

More and more Americans are embracing vegetarian and vegan lifestyles — to capture the health benefits of a more nutritious diet, as well as to battle the country’s obesity epidemic. And this trend cu...

Senior Dental Care: Keeping a Happy Smile Through The Golden Years

senior dental care

As we age, a strain is put on keeping that bright and happy smile throughout the years. Our teeth become more vulnerable to a wide range of oral health problems. There are a number of common oral heal...

Diabetes Awareness Month: Spreading the Knowledge

Diabetes Awareness Month

Diabetes affects 29.1 millions of people in the USA. Every moment, people of all ages are facing the struggles brought about by a diabetes diagnosis. While the disease may be notorious and a household...

Elderly Skin Care: Tips for Taking Care of Aging Skin and Avoiding Disease

Elderly Skin Care

When we age, our bodies undergo several biological changes. These changes affect how our bodies work and react. One change we may notice is that your skin and teeth are not the same as it used to be. ...