With summer just a few weeks away, you may already be planning some of your favorite seasonal activities.
When you have an aging parent who lives across the city, the country or the world, it can be stressful trying to keep in touch. Are they doing okay? Do they need help? Are they lonely? If you’ve ever moved away from your hometown, you may start to understand how Mom or Dad might have felt at that time.
Rehabilitation medicine is one of the best-kept secrets in healthcare.
Alzheimer’s disease, a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking, and behavior, affects more than five million Americans. Often the first sign of Alzheimer’s is the inability to remember newly learned information.
Picturing myself on any given evening, sitting at a restaurant table alone surrounded by diners who are engrossed with each other and their meals instantly surfaces deep sadness and thoughts of being forgotten.
Elderblogging is about community, making and maintaining friendships, telling our stories and sharing our thoughts about everything life is made of.
For seniors and those with certain disabilities, remaining independent is more important than most of us understand. Many seniors wish to remain in their homes despite risks, such as falls or other emergencies. In order to feel safe and put caregivers and family members at ease, many seniors and people with disabilities opt to install a medical alert system, also called a personal emergency response systems (PERS).
Your doctor has probably told you to cut back on salt, especially if you have high blood pressure. For years we’ve understood that excess salt raises blood pressure and increases deaths from heart attack.
It has been over a year since Sorelei, Craig Feldman’s eighty-two-year-old mother, moved into an Assisted Living community in Plano, TX. Below, he shares his family’s experience and discusses her ongoing needs, additional services, and other information relatives of family members in Assisted Living communities should know.
Understanding diabetes is important because it is a disease which can cause life-threatening complications if uncontrolled but allows an almost normal life if managed well.