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Signs and Symptoms of UTIs in Elderly Adults

For younger adults, a urinary tract infection (UTI) is merely an inconvenience. But for those aged 65-and-above, a UTI can be dangerous. UTIs in elderly adults usually target women over men, and tend to also occur more frequently in those with limited mobility, diabetes, kidney stones, incontinence, or who have recently undergone bladder surgery.

By |October 14th, 2019|Categories: Senior Care Advice|Tags: , , , , , |

Humor and Laughter – Good Medicine for Seniors

There’s an old saying that “laughter is the best medicine”, but will laughing more also benefit those with serious medical conditions like cancer, dementia and heart disease? Many studies have shown that humor and laughter are beneficial for people with chronic illnesses- notably those aged 65-and-over.

By |October 7th, 2019|Categories: Quality of Life|Tags: , , , , , , |

How to Protect Seniors from Financial Scammers

Over 90% of elderly financial fraud victims are preyed upon by their own relatives. Tactics used by those financial scammers include sharing a bank account with a retired family member, outright theft, or falsely promising to deliver care or services in exchange for money.

By |September 30th, 2019|Categories: Senior Care Advice|Tags: , , , , |

5 Nutritious High-Calorie Foods for Seniors with Loss of Appetite

Millions of aging in place older Americans don’t get the daily nutrition their bodies so desperately need to stay healthy. And, one of the main reasons why is a loss of appetite. Unfortunately for many “appetite-challenged” at-home seniors, not taking in enough nutrients eventually starts threatening their freedom and independence.

By |September 16th, 2019|Categories: Senior Care Advice|Tags: , , , , , |

Caregiver Burnout: What is it? And, How to Avoid it?

For months now you’ve been taking care of your aging in place elderly mother by yourself. At first everything was going well, but lately you’ve felt tired, rushed and irritable. Mom has noticed the change, and so have your spouse and kids. Now your job performance is suffering, and your boss is starting to lose patience. Is it possible that you’ve got a case of “caregiver burnout”?

Tips for Caring for a Senior with Diabetes

Roughly one-fourth of the U.S. population has diabetes, including millions of Americans aged 65-and-over. Although there’s no cure, a senior with diabetes can still enjoy a good quality-of-life through diet, exercise and medications. But if their diabetes isn’t managed, it can cause more serious health conditions like heart problems, kidney failure and blindness.

By |August 19th, 2019|Categories: Senior Care Advice|Tags: , , , , , , |