Dehydration in Seniors

Introduction Dehydration in older individuals is a real problem and many times is the unrecognized cause of hospitalizations, morbidity and mortality. Dehydration is often linked to infections that can be fatal. It becomes an even bigger problem during the heat of the summer months or during a heat wave. Early diagnosis of this condition is […]

Insulin Could Improve Alzheimer’s Caregiving in Scripps Ranch

Individuals who have diabetes are very familiar with the need to take periodic insulin boosts in the form of shots or nasal sprays. A new study, however, shows that caregiving in Scripps Ranch for Alzheimer’s disease patients could be helped by insulin as well. Doctors have suspected for some time that some of the benefits […]

How Do I Select a Geriatric Care Manager For My Parents?

Introduction – Why not just rely upon the government to protect us through regulation? Most people believe that the state of California licenses and oversees professional Geriatric Care Managers (“GCMs”). After all, California regulates everything , doesn’t it? Well, not in the case of professional Geriatric Care Managers. California does not provide any type of licensing, […]

Decrease the anxiety of nursing home residents with dementia by playing their favorite music

Another great article at Aging in Action describes a study that concluded that a relatively inexpensive (and fun to implement) intervention may be useful for reducing anxiety among individuals with dementia. The authors hypothesize that the music contributed a sense of familiarity and stimulated pleasant memories for the participants, which is likely to ring true […]

Five Ways to Help Prevent Family Caregiver Burnout

Family members who are helping seniors to stay in their own homes or who have taken their older loved ones in to live with them are susceptible to stress and depression. Let them know that you notice their efforts – a little bit of appreciation may go a long way toward raising their spirits and may help to prevent caregiver burnout.

How Do I Select A Home Care Agency For My Parents?

WHEN YOUR PARENTS BEGIN TO NEED HELP AT HOME, you’d better know the most important questions to ask in order to help them select the best home care company for them. Every home care company promises that they are the best and that you will be happy with them if you choose them. If you […]