How to Recognize and Treat Aphasia in the Elderly

Know Symptoms and Treatment for Aphasia

What is Aphasia? Have you noticed changes in the way your elderly loved one speaks or communicates? Perhaps he or she has trouble putting words together, remembering the names of things, or comprehending what you say. If so, the problem could be aphasia. Aphasia involves the inability to communicate normally due to a brain dysfunction […]

When Home Care is Better Than Hospital Care for Seniors

Home Based Primary Care Options for Seniors

Should Your Elderly Loved One Be in the Hospital? Hospitals provide wonderful care for acute medical problems such as a heart attack, stroke, or necessary surgery. But for the chronic issues faced by many elderly people, the hospital may not be the best care option. As people age, they often develop multiple chronic issues such […]

How to Manage Senior Care Costs Without Going Broke

Tips for Managing Senior Care Costs

Senior Care Costs Are Rising Caring for an elderly loved one can be an emotionally taxing prospect. As your loved one’s health begins to decline, he or she may need round the clock care, special kinds of assistance, or a special diet. Watching a family member navigate difficult changes is never easy, but it’s even worse […]

How Seniors Can Benefit from the Help of Social Workers

Geriatric Social Workers Offer Help for Aging

Geriatric Social Workers Help Protect the Elderly Most people know that social workers assist with family interventions and oversee issues like foster care and child protection. You may not realize, however, that they also assist with care for the elderly. Geriatric social workers specialize in helping people over the age of 65 by addressing challenges associated […]

Critical Issues for Seniors Dealing With Divorce

Considerations For Divorced Seniors

Divorce Rates Rising Among Seniors Divorce rates among seniors have taken a sharp upturn in the last 25 years. Reasons for the rise in senior divorce rates may include a greater emphasis on the individual in recent years, encouraging people to seek out happiness wherever they might find it. In addition, women have become more independent, […]

How To Protect Dementia Patients During Hospital Stays

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Hospitals and Dementia – What You Need To Know If you have an aging parent or other loved one with dementia there are a few things you really need to know about hospitals and dementia. Mom went into the hospital with what I would call mild dementia. She was still pretty self sufficient and lived […]