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Avoiding Food Poisoning in Hot Weather: Keeping Our Seniors Safe In Summer Months

The outside temperature is increasing and the days are getting longer, which sends more and more of us outside to enjoy the nice weather. Seniors especially find a reprieve from the cold and chilly days of winter in the summer, and caregivers are all too happy to bring more activities outside so everyone can enjoy the day.Hot Weather and Food: ...

Summer Activities for Seniors with Dementia

Summer brings along longer days and endless warmth, a welcome change from the frigid air of the winter months that finds a way to penetrate even the deepest layers. For seniors who get cold more easily due to thinning skin, low blood pressure, and various other conditions, summer offers a break from constant shivering. Not only that, but it also op...

Anemia in Seniors: What Caregivers Should Watch For

It’s estimated that one in every ten people over the age of 65 have anemia, and the older someone gets, the more common anemia becomes. If left untreated, anemia can cause severe symptoms such as shortness of breath and extreme fatigue, making the caregiver’s role in identifying anemia symptoms all the more important.Let’s delve deeper in...

Signs of Vitamin D Deficiency in Seniors

Vitamin D is an essential vitamin for promoting a healthy body and immune system. While there are multiple sources of Vitamin D, it’s still very common for some people (especially seniors) to still suffer from deficiencies, which can have a negative impact on their health.Vitamin D plays an essential role in bone health and immunity, and as s...

The Benefits of Being a Caregiver to Seniors

The benefits provided by a caregiver to a senior cannot be denied or understated. In addition to assisting with personal care and assistance with medication reminders, meal preparation, dressing and grooming, a caregiver is also a companion for a senior who may otherwise suffer from minimal social contact. (more…)...

How Singing Improves Memory and Mood in Dementia Patients

Singing is a powerful tool that can immediately transport you to another time and place. How many times have you sung a song only to remember a moment, even from many years ago, recalling everything that happened in perfect clarity?These benefits are especially appealing for dementia patients, with numerous caregivers noticing how singing impro...