5 Things That You May (or May Not) Know About Dementia
Dementia is difficult to pin down. For some, its devastating effects come on gradually, while in other cases, they strike quickly and without warning, destroying their hapless victims in a matter of a few short months. These are a few things that our family learned after experiencing the latter.
Dementia: One Family's Struggle With This Merciless Killer
Most of us like to think that dementia is a slow process that progresses slowly. This is not always the case. This is the story of how my mother fell victim to this heinous condition out of the blue. It would, in only a few months, take everything from her, including her life.
Preventing Falls in Older Adults
Older adults are at higher risk for falls than their younger counterparts, but falls do not need to be a part of life. Read on to find out out to reduce your risk for falls through movement and exercise. These can be done with a physical therapist or at home on your own. Stay active everyone!
Aloysius Alzheimer: The Man Who Discovered Alzheimer's Disease
Aloysius Alzheimer was a German Neuropathologist and psychiatrist. He is credited with discovering the first published case of a condition that was known as “presenile dementia.” His colleague Emil Kraepelin would later refer to this condition as Alzheimer's disease.
25 Quotes to Encourage Relationships Among Older People
The following quotes encourage friendships and socialization among older people, in an effort to help them live happy, healthy lives. It is a proven fact that older people need people.
Growing Older and Stronger (a Christian Perspective)
We measure the strength of our spirit inside us by the progress in four main areas of our lives: purpose, faith, hope and love. Here, we look briefly at how we manifest these inner strengths.
Tic Douloureux (or Trigeminal Neuralgia) Facts
Trigeminal neuralgia (tic douloureux, TN) is an extremely painful disease that is usually caused by compression of the trigeminal nerve. The symptoms, causes, diagnosis and the treatments are each explained in this article.
Art Therapy and Working With Senior Citizens
Seniors often have more than just aging to deal with. With aging comes aches and pains they never had before plus the grief of loss. There are many ways for seniors to improve their days by keeping busy and creative paintings in watercolor.
40 Quotes About the Inner Strengths of Older People
Despite physical decline which signals aging, some older people maintain their inner strengths. The following 40 quotes are subdivided into four areas in which happy older people remain strong.
Reducing the Risk of Osteoporosis: What You May Not Know
Osteoporosis affects millions of people and it can be severely debilitating. However, many people have dangerous misconceptions about this condition that need to be cleared up.
16 Things That Change After You Reach Your Thirties
A list of 16 things that change as you reach your thirties: less partying, more staying in, more and more marriages, and children with less insecurity.
What It's Like to Experience Alzheimer's: A Virtual Dementia Tour
A virtual dementia tour stimulates the conditions of someone suffering from dementia so that others can better understand some of the reasons for the strange behaviors. It also promotes more empathy.
How to Minimize Falling Accidents in the Elderly at Home
Falling accidents increase with age since the elderly are susceptible to stumbling more often. Trips are alarming when impact causes very serious trauma such as a broken hip.
Chinese Checkers With Pegs, a Gift Idea for Less Nimble Fingers
Chinese Checkers with Pegs, a gift idea for less nimble fingers
Facts About Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye) in Older Adults
Tears remove bacteria and viruses from the surface of the eyes. Older people often produce fewer tears, which increases the risk of dry eyes and conjunctivitis.
Room Monitors for Elderly, Seniors, and Handicapped
Caregivers often use room monitors to make sure they have the situation under control when doing some house chores in another room. I review several room monitors and discuss their various features.
5 Tips to Reduce Nighttime Bathroom Visits
These are my top-five tips to reduce the need to visit the bathroom during the night. I've also included information on how to improve bladder control with exercise and information videos that will help you to reduce the need to get up to pee at night..
Help With Depression and Anxiety in the Elderly the Non Invasive Way
Depression is a geriatric problem facing seniors and older adults, which can be mistaken as a sign of aging but is actually an elderly illness. Learn to detect symptoms of depression and help elderly people the non-invasive way
Leg Swelling (Edema) in the Elderly: Causes and Treatment
Leg swelling, or edema, is a common manifestation among the elderly. In most instances, such swellings are harmless.
Gadgets, Devices & Independence Aids for the Elderly
Whatever your needs, there are probably ingenious gadgets, independence aids and devices that ease some of the limitations that arise as we age.
Tips for Improving Nutritional Intake of the Elderly
Problems maintaining sufficient and proper nutrition can become a problem for many elderly individuals. Here are some tips to help keep them healthy.