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How Shingles Effects Seniors

[caption id="attachment_1564" align="aligncenter" width="493"] Image courtesy of WebMD[/caption]Shingles is a painful, burning rash caused by a viral infection. Although shingles can break out on any part of the body, it most often appears as a single stripe of blisters wrapping around either the left or the right side of the torso. Shingles is...

Is Home Care a Safer Option During COVID-19?

For many families, caring for older loved ones has become a major focus during the COVID-19 Pandemic.With nursing homes and assisted living facilities hit hard by the virus, family members are wondering what the best choice is to keep their loved ones safe. Being able to control the environment that your loved one is in is more important than e...

Helping Seniors Deal with Loss of Independence

As people age, they will find themselves depending on others for help with daily tasks. Loss of independence is a natural part of growing older, and it’s important to know how to cope with it. Some types of independence that seniors may lose include memory, sight, hearing, decision-making ability, social life, ability to clean or cook, mobility, ...

Benefits of Meditation for Seniors

Most of us at one time or another have thought about adding meditation to our daily routine. While we have good intentions, it’s sometimes difficult to find the time to sit still or clear our mind and keep it from racing. Though meditation benefits people of all ages; we compiled a list of benefits for seniors. (more…)...

2020 Flu Season

Flu season is here, and it is important that we not add a significant flu outbreak to the current pandemic outbreak. Because of COVID-19, reducing the spread of respiratory illnesses, like flu, this fall and winter is more important than ever. The flu is the only respiratory virus that is preventable by vaccination. It can cause mild to severe illn...

Elderly and Coping with Loss

Bereavement is a state of having suffered a tremendous loss. Grief is a natural response to that loss. Most people are eventually able to come to terms with their grief without help, but unfortunately, some are not. This is particularly true of the elderly and is a primary concern to physicians as it can lead to psychological illness and depression...

Senior Fall Prevention

Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries in older adults. Falls are not only costly in dollars and cents, but also in the quality of life. Through practical lifestyle adjustments, the number of falls among seniors can be reduced substantially.The following tips can minimize the risk of falls for your loved one:Review cu...

Lyme Disease in the Elderly

What is Lyme Disease? Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi and transmitted via the bite of a deer tick. These black-legged ticks usually reside in wooded areas. In most cases, a tick must be attached for more than 36 hours in order to transmit the Lyme disease bacterium. The problem is that these ticks are so tiny that they...