Geriatric Emergency Units Opening at U.S. Hospitals – NYTimes.com

Following up on a story that we highlighted last week:  There is a growing trend of hospitals trying to cater to the medical needs and sensibilities of aging baby boomers and their parents. Mount Sinai opened its geriatric emergency department, or geri-ed, two months ago, modeling it in part after one at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical […]

Astounding Theories about Lou Gehrig’s Disease

Senior Care near Poway Isn’t Sure What to Think about ALS Findings We often hear about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, which afflict the mind but leave the body largely healthy. Lou Gehrig’s disease (also known as ALS), on the other hand, weakens the body gradually without touching the mind. Senior care near Poway recently learned […]

Four Things Seniors Need to Know About Scleroderma

Photo by Sami Keinänen -(cc) What is Scleroderma? Scleroderma is a hardening of the skin and tissue that may range from mild, localized cases to systemic cases that affect major organs. Symptoms may vary depending on the severity of the condition and which parts of the body are involved. They may include: Hard, tight, or […]

Caregivers For Elderly Parents near Encinitas – Training is Important!

Trained Caregivers For Elderly Parents near Encinitas  If you hire a company to provide care for your elderly parents near Encinitas or other cities, you expect the caregiver to be trained in all the tasks he or she will perform—in fact, you might assume that is the case. That’s a mistake, as numerous recent studies have […]

Keeping Secrets

Keeping illnesses and concerns to yourself, particularly if you are older, if you live alone, or if you live with children or elders that you provide care for is…stupid. I could think of other words that demonstrate the wrongness of that kind of secrecy as well, but they all boil down to the same definition: stupid.