Category: Senior Health

A COPD Diagnosis During the Pandemic Raises Questions. Here Are Resources

Seniors with a COPD diagnosis have had to remain especially careful since the COVID-19 pandemic started, as they are likely at both a much higher risk for contracting the virus as well as for developing more severe complications than others. A newly released study published by the European Respiratory Journal reported that COPD patients were more likely to be admitted to the ICU, require […]

continue reading

Tips to Help Manage Dementia Rummaging Behaviors

Looking through bins, cupboards, and closets, pulling out assorted items from drawers, and sorting repetitively through a plethora of items could be frustrating for anyone providing care for a member of the family with Alzheimer’s, but in fact these behaviors are fulfilling an objective. Rummaging can grant a degree of comfort for those with dementia, […]

continue reading

The Woman Who Can Smell Parkinson’s Is Changing the Way We Diagnosis It

You probably don’t recognize her by name, but you’ve very likely heard her story. Joy Milne has an extremely unique talent: uncovering Parkinson’s disease through her nose. Her gift came to light when she sensed what she explains as an “overpowering sort of nasty yeast smell” in her husband of 10 years. Subsequently identifying other changes in her husband, […]

continue reading

The Disease That Mimics Alzheimer’s in Older Adults: LATE

A senior who exhibits loss of memory, confusion, poor judgment, repetition, and difficulty with carrying out day to day activities has the telltale signs of Alzheimer’s disease, right? As a matter of fact, what seems like a clear-cut case of Alzheimer’s may in fact be a newly discovered dementia. 

continue reading