Elderly UrinaryTract Infections

If a 30-year-old woman experiences painful burning when she urinates, it’s almost certain she has a urinary tract infection (UTI). But an elderly urinary tract infection rarely causes such clear symptoms and might not involve pain or discomfort at all. “As you get older your immune response changes; it’s part...

Sundown Syndrome: Triggers & Management

For most of us, sunset is an occasion we celebrate. It’s a time of transition from the often frenetic energy of the day to the more subdued and relaxing nature of evening. But for many elderly people who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia, it can be a time of...

Cholesterol & Senior Heart Health

High cholesterol is not something we come down with, like the cold or the flu. Nor is it merely part of the food we eat. Rather, it’s a condition that arises from the complex interaction between how we eat and live and how our bodies react to those choices. HOW...

Memory Care Checklist

When you are considering a memory care community for a parent or loved one, you should try to make sure that the care that’s provided is closely aligned with your parent’s needs. You should find the answers to these questions before you make a final decision about memory care: QUESTIONS...

Elderly Insomnia

Causes & Treatment Everyone experiences an occasional restless night. But for those who toss and turn regularly, the inability to sleep can be a source of intense frustration and may even have serious consequences. Sleep is just as essential as air, water or food. We need continuous, uninterrupted sleep to...

Why Family Relationships are Important for Seniors

Family relationships are important at every stage of life. But they’re important for different reasons at different ages. As we grow older, our circumstances change and the things we need from our family change with them. Strong family relationships give seniors a much-needed support system as age makes them increasingly...

Wear Your Years With Pride

You’ve probably heard the saying “Getting old is not for sissies.” But, did you know who is credited with originating that sentiment? It was the actress Bette Davis. If that’s a new fact you’ve just learned, then it’s a good example of why getting older is so wonderful. We keep...

Memory Loss: Tips to Remember

Memory loss often means losing priceless life stories and information important to a family’s history. Sometimes, though, many of our ‘lost’ memories can be retrieved with a little help. One way to awaken dormant memories is by stimulating our senses with reminders from our past. With one memory recalled, it often...

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