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By Chris Cruse, 9:00 am on October 22, 2021
According to the CDC, around 315,000 hip replacement procedures are performed every year, and most of the people undergoing these surgeries are over the age of 60. Hip replacement surgery has a very high success rate, but there are some important pre-op and post-op instructions to follow. Here are a…
By Chris Cruse, 9:00 am on October 15, 2021
Without proper dentition, seniors with no teeth may develop nutritional deficiencies, and it’s important to feed them nutrient-dense foods that are easy to chew. Here are some foods to feed seniors who have no teeth that can help them maintain optimal nutrition, energy, and strength.  Pureed Meats Consuming lean sources…
By Chris Cruse, 9:00 am on October 8, 2021
Surveys suggest more than 25 million people in the United States have type 2 diabetes. However, many are undiagnosed because some of the symptoms are similar to other less serious medical conditions. If left untreated, the disorder progresses and can cause many health complications. Family caregivers should watch for common…
By Chris Cruse, 9:00 am on September 24, 2021
After your senior loved one has been discharged from the hospital, you should do everything in your power to make sure he or she doesn’t need to head back. Being readmitted to the hospital could expose your loved one to more germs and increase his or her recovery time. Luckily,…
By Chris Cruse, 9:00 am on September 17, 2021
Scientists have known the effects of stress on the human body for years. However, recently, a group of researchers from the University of California, Irvine, were determined to learn how stress affects the brain. The group was particularly interested in the effects stress has on the brains of people with…
By Chris Cruse, 9:00 am on September 10, 2021
According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, nearly 20 percent of the causes of dementia are reversible. After dementia has been treated and reversed, seniors may still have difficulty with at least a few cognitive issues, but their overall quality of life should increase by quite a…
By Chris Cruse, 9:00 am on September 3, 2021
There may come a point in your senior loved one’s life when he or she needs more help than you can provide. If this sounds like your situation, it might be time to take a closer look at in-home care. Hiring a caregiver can provide your loved one with a…
By Chris Cruse, 9:00 am on August 27, 2021
Seniors may slow their activity to the point where they no longer engage in physical activity. Living a sedentary lifestyle poses many different health risks. Seniors who remain sedentary for extended periods throughout the day are at greater risk for developing the following health conditions.  Cardiovascular Disease Sedentary behavior often…
By Chris Cruse, 9:00 am on August 20, 2021
When dementia caregivers provide care for their senior loved ones, it’s essential to know what medications their loved ones need. Below is a list of commonly prescribed medications for aging adults with dementia.  Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitors Acetylcholinesterase is a complex enzyme that breaks down a neurotransmitter known as acetylcholine. People with…
By Chris Cruse, 9:00 am on August 13, 2021
As seniors age, their risk of slipping and falling may increase due to lack of energy, limited mobility, and cognitive impairment. Falls can lead to serious injuries for seniors, including fractures and broken bones. Take a look at some of the most common fall-related injuries experienced by seniors. 1. Head…