March 12, 2019

Humans, young and old alike, have a positive response to music. When we hear something that makes our feet tap, it has the ability to release chemicals in our brain such as dopamine; these chemicals are released in the pleasure centers of the brain to make us feel good...

January 22, 2019

Seniors suffering from dementia can become upset very easily, and often times take out their anger on the ones who care for them. This anger can come out in many different ways like screaming, pacing around the room, or asking repetitive questions. In these sensitive s...

July 11, 2018

With summer temperatures hitting upwards of 100 degrees, elderly people run the risk of suffering from heatstroke and other health complications. In fact, a study done at the University of Chicago Medical Center found that 40% of heat-related fatalities in the U.S. wer...

April 30, 2018

Nearly 2 million Americans live in long-term care facilities, allowing neglect and abuse in these facilities to remain a national concern. Nursing Home Alert’s website informs us that Federal nursing home regulations state that “the resident has the right to be free fr...

January 12, 2018

Companionship is something we all want and need to lead a healthy life, but the reality is nearly 29% of the 46 million elderly community, lives alone. Living alone can cause high rates of depression, social isolation, and the need to become overly independent so they...

August 14, 2017

From the time we take our first steps until we’re shuffling around the house in our golden years, balance is an important part of our lives. But only after scrolling through Merriam-Webster dictionary’s seventh entry for the word “balance” will you find this definitio...

July 3, 2017

Humans are social beings. The majority of people yearn for some kind of daily face-to-face interaction or companionship. Later in life, relationships change or break off and loved ones begin to pass away. Losing a close friend or specifically a spouse can take a toll o...

May 29, 2017

If you have had chicken pox already, then you have a higher chance of developing

shingles. Chicken pox and shingles both come from the varicella zoster virus (VZV). Unfortunately, VSV stays in the body and does not go away, even after treatment. Once an individual catch...

May 1, 2017

Obesity in the elderly is a growing health issue. The effects of obesity in older adults are quite concerning and may cause a loved one to develop severe health complications.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that one-third of Americans adults...

April 1, 2017

There’s an important question always looming in the background when it comes to planning for the future: how will we pay for it? Coming up with the money to afford long-term senior care for your loved one can present a true challenge. Too often, this burden comes as a...

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