Category: Senior Health

Difficult Diagnosis
06 Nov

Why Staying Positive After a Difficult Diagnosis Can Positively Affect Health

Have you ever felt yourself ramping up to bubble over with unrestrained laughter, at the most ill-timed moment – in a packed elevator, a hushed waiting room, or a religious service? Although there are, obviously, occasions when we must stamp down the silliness, writer Jane Heller says that, “Humor can keep us balanced, even in […]

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chronic disease care management - elder care denton tx
14 Aug

A New Approach for Chronic Disease Care Management: Let the Patient Take Control

Regarding chronic diseases, older adults are the experts, hands down, with as many as three out of four older persons affected by several conditions that are chronic, call for extensive medical attention, and place limits on activities. With the constant barrage of bloodwork as well as other medical tests, doctors’ appointments and procedures, and medications, […]

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Caring for Elderly Parents - elderly care plano
07 Aug

How to Avoid Caregiver Injury Risks When Caring for Elderly Parents

While the ultimate goal is always to increase health and safety for the aging adults they love, family caregivers, regrettably, typically wind up compromising their very own health in the process. Believe it or not, an astounding 94% of caregivers in a recently available research study conducted by Ohio State University reported musculoskeletal pain one […]

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13 Jun

Tips for Taking Advantage of Every Doctor’s Appointment

On any particular day, a doctor likely has approximately 20 patients to see – combined with phone calls, paperwork, and other administrative duties. That leaves very little time to spend with each patient, which explains why it is imperative to capitalize on that time and be sure you clearly comprehend the results of each doctor’s […]

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An adult daughter and her mother spending time together
27 Feb

Senior Home Care in Dallas Helps Manage Aging’s In-Between Stage

The earliest signs can be so subtle that many people wouldn’t even recognize that anything is amiss. Mom is extroverted, friendly, and conversational when visiting your family and while running errands. However those closest to her have begun to pick up on concerns: forgetting about the soup cooking on the stove, leading to a scorched […]

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Senior woman checking label on medication
20 Feb

Alzheimer’s Disease Care in Dallas: Understanding the Two Main Medications

The latest Alzheimer’s statistics are worrying. The condition is currently the 6th leading cause of death, rising above both breast cancer and prostate cancer combined. Even though deaths from other chronic conditions, such as heart disease, are decreasing, those from Alzheimer’s have jumped in excess of 100%. The toll the illness takes on family caregivers […]

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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 holiday depression - senior care university park
16 Nov

Overcome Senior Holiday Depression with These 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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trip to the ER - home health plano
06 Nov

Turkey, Pumpkin Pie, and… a Trip to the ER?

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 ER. The fact is, statistics illustrate that emergency center visits for older adults increase an astounding 10% […]

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