What Elder Care Can Do for Seniors with Diabetes

Diabetes is a complicated disease. It requires a balance of food, medication, and lifestyle to ensure blood sugar levels remain in the targeted range. That can be a lot for family caregivers to take on in addition to the rest of the responsibilities in their lives, like work and children. Because of the demands of the disease, it can be especially useful for families to enlist the services of elder care. Elder care can offer non-medical disease management that can make ... Read more

Promising Statistics to Know on World Cancer Day

It used to be that the word “cancer” meant a slow decline. With medical advancements, new medications, and less invasive treatments, times have changed. It's World Cancer Day February 4, 2020. Read these promising statistics to see just how much has changed over the decades. Cancer Death Rates Have Dropped Between 1999 and 2016, deaths from cancer have declined. The decline has been almost 2 percent per year for men and women and just over 1 percent for children. This decline covers all ... Read more

Elderly Women: Silent Symptoms for a Heart Attack

When you are caring for an elderly woman, there are certain things that you must know. One of the things you should focus on today is the fact that there are certain silent symptoms of a heart attack when it comes to elderly women. Knowing more about the symptoms can help you to save your loved one’s life is they experience a heart attack. Many people believe that a heart attack is only chest pain and left arm pain, but it ... Read more

Managing Diabetes in the Elderly

While anyone who has diabetes should be seen by a doctor regularly, there are some things that can be done at home to manage diabetes. If you are in charge of taking care of your elderly loved one, there are some tips that can assist you in helping them to manage their diabetes. These tips are extremely important. You must also remember that many elderly people won’t be able to remember how to manage their diabetes on their own. They need ... Read more

Four Ideas for Improving Your Senior’s Heart Health

Keeping your senior’s heart as healthy as possible is an urgent proposition as she ages. But talking about heart health might also make your senior’s eyes glaze over from boredom and frustration. In reality, heart health doesn’t have to be boring or difficult. Together you and your senior can put together a plan she can stick to and that she can love. Work Closely with Her Doctor The first step in managing any sort of health issue, but especially ones to do with ... Read more

Heart Surgery and the Elderly

You or your senior loved one probably know another senior who has undergone some sort of heart surgery in their life. This is because elderly patients are the fastest growing part of the US population and those aged over 85 undergo heart surgery in the greatest increase of numbers. Because the elderly population is more likely to experience chronic medical diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, and more, it is not hard to understand why an increasing number of elderly people are now ... Read more

Pneumonia in the Elderly

What is Pneumonia? Pneumonia is an infection that causes inflammation of the air sacs of one or both of the lungs, which may fill up with fluid or pus, causing symptoms including cough, fever, chills and trouble breathing. It is caused by a variety of organisms including bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Who is most at risk? Adults that are over the age of 65 are most at risk of developing pneumonia, as well as people with underlying health problems or weakened immune systems, such as ... Read more

Does Your Parent Need a Measles Booster?

You’ve likely heard that measles cases in the United States are on the rise. Measles is mostly thought of as a childhood illness, but it can affect people of any age. Although once nearly eradicated, 764 cases of measles have been reported in the United States this year. You may think that your elderly parent isn’t at risk for getting the measles because they were vaccinated as a child. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say that certain groups ... Read more

Does Drinking Alcohol Increase Stroke Risk?

If your aging parent enjoys the occasional glass or wine, beer, or other type of alcohol, you may wonder if it could negatively affect their health. While some research shows that small or moderate amounts of some kinds of alcoholic beverages are safe or may even have health benefits, a recent study indicates that even small amounts could increase the risk of stroke. The Alcohol and Stroke Risk Study Researchers from four organizations (Oxford University in the UK, Peking University, the Chinese Academy ... Read more

How to Tell if Dad Has Shingles

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that there are approximately one million shingles cases every year in the United States. Shingles are caused by the same virus that causes chicken pox, the varicella zoster virus. If you’re not familiar with shingles, knowing what the symptoms are can help you to identify the condition in your aging relative. About Shingles After a person has chicken pox, the varicella zoster virus remains dormant in their body. Later in life, the virus reactivates ... Read more
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