Category: Senior Health

Happy and funny senior couple playing hulahop in park
19 Dec

Elderly Care Tips: Reestablishing the Concept of “Play” in Older Adults

Do you recall that feeling as a young child once the school bell rang, indicating the conclusion of science and the beginning of the best part of the day: recess? There was an enormous sense of freedom dashing out onto the playground, leaving behind the worries of school work for a quick period of unstructured […]

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A happy grandmother with her family on Christmas Eve
11 Dec

The Holidays: A Time for Family… and Detecting the Early Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

From the minute the door swings open and your senior family member wraps you in a warm hug, through the joyous holiday meal and every timeless family tradition, opportunities abound for not only high quality time together, but also to evaluate how your parent is actually doing and if any red flags are observed.

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Senior woman with red Santa's hat holding hot tea and looking through window. Xmas, home, age, alone, senior concept.
16 Nov

Overcome Senior Holiday Depression with These Grayson Home Care Tips

Ah, the holidays: they’re either the most wonderful time of the year, or the most challenging. For many seniors who have lost loved ones, are struggling with chronic medical conditions, or are going through isolation and loneliness, it’s natural to experience some level of depression during the holidays. And, the family caregivers who take care […]

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Senior man patient in hospital eating lunch
06 Nov

Turkey, Pumpkin Pie, and… a Trip to the Emergency Center?

While we may well visualize a Norman Rockwell-worthy Thanksgiving celebration, with the entire family enjoying quality time with each other and Grandma’s customary food, the truth for a number of families includes something unexpected: a trip to the hospital. The fact is, statistics illustrate that emergency center visits for older adults increase an astounding 10% […]

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Sad elephant sitting on a bench on the glade
17 Oct

An Elephant’s Memory & Alzheimer’s Disease May Have an Interesting Connection

The old saying is true: elephants actually do have impressive memories, even into their old age. To illustrate, they are able to recollect and go back to very particular locations years after visiting them, irrespective of age. Just what can we glean from elephants which may lead to improving our own cognitive functioning as we […]

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Depressed senior man sitting with female carer
10 Oct

Safety vs. Independence: The Classic Senior Care Argument

It’s a disagreement that emerges for numerous families: older adults adamantly desire to age in place in their own homes, while their relatives are worried about their well-being. And there’s a debate to be made in both instances. Older adults, especially those who live alone, deal with a range of risks: falls that can bring […]

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Dallas home care
12 Sep

Tips on How to Talk to a Sick Person During a Health Crisis

Have you ever walked into the office or a get-together with friends or family and had someone say to you with great concern, “You really look tired today!” Although you may have been feeling relatively perky before that instance, all of a sudden you really DO feel tired and rundown. Our Dallas home care team […]

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Senior couple looking at medications.
12 Jul

Can Alternative Medicines Help Treat Alzheimer’s Disease?

As the saying goes, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. That may very well apply to the latest influx of businesses offering alternative supplements, dietary programs, and herbal concoctions as a way to treat, or at the least reduce the effects of Alzheimer’s disease. The Alzheimer’s Association would like to […]

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Senior woman in hospital bed.
06 Jul

Important News About Surgery and Cognitive Decline in Seniors


Cognitive decline in seniors is a concern on the minds of many families today, but could surgery be part of that concern? Experiencing a medical procedure for older adults always includes some inherent risks, but there’s a little-known effect impacting a substantial number of seniors after surgery that people all have to be conscious of: […]

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Senior woman looking at prescription bottles
27 Jun

Grayson Home Health Care Tips for Chronic Pain Management in Seniors

As the myriad of baby boomers continue to age, and as our life expectancy continues to be extended, our thinking about chronic pain management needs to expand accordingly. Currently, more than half of those over age 65 complain of persistent, ongoing pain – and for ¾ of those battling chronic pain, the pain displays in […]

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