Diabetes affects approximately 25% of people ages 65 and older in the United States. When a person has diabetes, their body is unable to process food into energy because the body does not make enough insulin or isn’t able to properly use insulin. There are two common types of diabetes, Type 1 and Type 2. Type 1 diabetes is usually diagnosed during childhood. Type 2 diabetes is generally diagnosed when a person is an adult and is the most common kind ...
Americans live busy lives. Many households have two working parents, kids in school, goal to pursue, and other demands. When an aging parent begins to need care, adult children may often find themselves stepping in to take on this responsibility as well. Although noble, caring for someone who may have suffered a stroke or who has dementia, for example, can be trying. That's why home care is available for aging parents who need care a few hours a week, everyday, or even ...
Your father, maybe in his 60s, 70s, or 80s, has recently been hospitalized. You’re concerned about him because, even though his doctor has recommended home care support, he doesn’t seem inclined to believe that’s necessary.
Right now, he’s outright refusing to even consider home care support services. This is causing you and the rest of your family a great deal of frustration and anxiety. You don’t want to see him back in the hospital before long.
A hospital readmission is technically any time ...
Most of the time illnesses and other health related challenges in life have a tendency to sneak up on us. On some rare occasions we may be hit with the full-blown flu, for example, and be completely caught a surprise. However, most of the time we are readily aware that there are various risk factors surrounding us, so when we do get sick or begin dealing with some serious health issue, we aren’t all that surprised. When you are a family ...
The theme for this year is “Put Your Best Fork Forward”. Designed to remind people that it is the little changes in life that can bring big results, they suggest making small changes in the diet “one forkful at a time”.
Helping your Elderly Parent Incorporate a Healthy Lifestyle
MyPlate offers easy solutions to busy schedules. Breaking up the plate into various portions helps keep both quality and quantity in check. The recommended distribution is as follows:
Half of the plate should consist ...
Gout is the result of uric acid needle-like crystals deposited in tissues and joints. It is the most common inflammatory arthritis among men and can produce severe pain in its acute phase.
Gout has several stages, some of which produce no outwardly visible signs and others that produce acute flare-ups accompanied by intense pain, redness and swelling of the affected area. It is commonly associated with the big toe, but may be found in other joints as well such as the knees, ...
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High blood pressure impacts approximately 1 in every 3 adults throughout the United States. This accounts for around 75 million adults in the nation, or 32 percent of the total adult population of the country. Only around 54 percent of those who are living with the condition actually have their condition under control, and manage it properly on a regular basis. As a family caregiver it is important that you understand not only the serious dangers that ...
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Arthritis affects approximately 21 million people, causing them to feel painful inflammation of their joints. The pain can sometimes become too much to handle, resulting in the elder living a more stationary life. What these seniors do not realize is that exercise can actually lessen the intense sensations they have in order to help them continue living their life without the constant worry that their arthritis will flare up.
With these exercise tips and the approval of their ...
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95% of hip fractures, the second leading cause of hospitalization among the elderly, are caused by falling. It’s understandable why loss of balance can be a frightening experience for an aging parent. In many instances, it is a slow progression from a sense of slight instability to the need for devices that provide support such as a walker.
Low Blood Pressure. The dizziness associated with low blood pressure is most common when an individual goes from a ...
Elderly Care in Rockville Center NY
One of the things that family caregivers may not think about right away is the potential need for outside help. Having other family members or even elderly care providers available to pitch in with general household tasks can make life so much easier for both you and your elderly loved one.
Your elderly loved one may enjoy getting out into the yard or garden and taking care of extremely light duties, but she may not be ...