Category: Senior Health

Vision and Dementia: Visual Misperception Stress and How to Help

The complicated steps needed to enable us to see are mind-boggling. In the blink of an eye, our brains can easily take transmitted details on the world all around us, interpret that information based on input from other senses, memories, and thoughts, and then shape a perception of that information to help with making us […]

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Symptoms of Dehydration in Seniors and How to Help

Did you know…dehydration in seniors impacts as many as half of all older adults, based on a new scientific study conducted at UCLA? Not just that, but seniors over age 65 account for the highest category of hospital admissions as a consequence of dehydration.  

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The Questions You Need to Ask Senior Care Physicians

Of the many responsibilities a family caregiver faces, perhaps one of the more daunting is managing health conditions. The National Council on Aging reports that nearly ¾ of all older adults are clinically determined to have a minimum of two chronic illnesses, and are seeing an average of four senior care physicians.  

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Dementia and Communication Strategies: Nonverbal Techniques

It can be frustrating dealing with dementia, and communication strategies may not always be successful, particularly in the middle and later stages of the disease. Brain changes impact the ability to hear, process, and respond effectively to conversations, and it’s up to us, as caregivers to implement new approaches to communicating to more successfully connect […]

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