A new trend is growing in popularity among hospitals that have a special concern for serving the elderly: Emergency rooms that are specifically designed to serve seniors and accommodate their special needs. Prompted by the confusion and inefficient service that prominent hospital officials have observed in their own facilities, these special emergency rooms aim to […]
Cannabis Displays Surprising Results for Alzheimer’s Patients The increase in attention given to marijuana in the medical field has led to all sorts of controversies, myths, and legitimate reports of beneficial qualities. Sorting out the hype from the facts is hardly ever easy, but you can find a few sufferers from nearly every disease imaginable […]
Could Your Elderly Loved One Be at Risk for Stroke? Strokes present frightening possibilities to seniors and their loved ones. Ranging from mild to severe, strokes can cause a wide variety of symptoms including loss of speech, dizziness, weakness, headaches, and even death. The severity of the stroke depends on numerous factors, some of which […]
If national grocery store chains and discount stores made more money from products that improve senior life, would we plan more (and better)? If you walked into your store of choice and down an aisle set up for “You (or Your Parents) Are Getting Older” season, would you check to see what was on sale? Would you start noticing what’s available and what you might need?
In-home Caregiver in San Marcos: Take Scams Seriously It is easy for us to laugh at scams that promise us thousands of dollars if we simply hand over some personal information or make a small investment. But for seniors, scams are no laughing matter. The combination of financial pressure, decreasing mental sharpness, and an unfamiliarity […]
It’s summertime, and the living is easy. That is, except in warm climates where dehydration is a real concern. As we age, declining kidney function and our inability to recognize thirst both contribute to increased risk of dehydration. Not only that, but those who have a difficult time getting around are a lot less likely […]