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Recognizing Depression in Seniors

People of all ages, including seniors, can suffer from depression, a prevalent mental condition. However, because it's symptoms might be mistaken for those of other medical disorders or typical aging changes, depression in seniors is frequently disregarded or misunderstood. In the United States, depression affects roughly 7% of seniors, but only ab...

Senior Eye and Ear Care

As we grow older, our bodies change in many ways, affecting the function of different organs and systems. Vision and hearing are two sensory processes that can be affected by the aging process. Home healthcare providers can collaborate with patients and their families to develop and implement interventions and routines that may help promote healthy...

Sneezing and Coughing and Wheezing…Oh My!Developing Seasonal Allergies As We Age

Several factors can cause older adults to be susceptible to allergic reactions when exposed to elements such as mold, pollen, dust mites, pollution, and many other substances, whether irritants or not. While a senior may not have had allergies during their younger years, a weakened immune system, other health conditions, medications, a more sedenta...

Memories of A Life Well Lived Creating a Memory Book For Loved Ones With Early-Stage Dementia

When a loved one or senior you provide home care for has dementia, a memory book can give them a sense of security and peace and can also assist the caregivers who interact with them.What is a Memory Book? For seniors with symptoms of dementia, losing precious memories is a symptom that often causes anxiety. These symptoms can be frightening o...

Maintaining Healthy Skin In Later Years

As people grow older, their skin goes through many changes. It becomes thinner as the layer of fat just below the surface begins to break down. They may also experience dry skin that feels almost paper-like. Cuts and other wounds may take longer to heal. Diagnoses like kidney diseases or diabetes can affect skin health. Certain medications may also...

Caring For Someone With Lewy Body Dementia? Helpful Tips to Benefit Both Patient and Caregiver

Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) is a degenerative neurological condition that affects older adults and seniors. It is the second leading cause of dementia after Alzheimer's Disease (AD) and has characteristics of both Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease Dementia (PDD), sometimes making it more challenging to diagnose.Allcare Home Health Agency, In...

Understanding Alzheimer’s Aggression

What is Alzheimer’s?Alzheimer’s is a progressive, degenerative disease that affects the brain and causes cognitive deterioration. Eventually, dementia sets in, which can sometimes lead to aggressive behavior in certain situations. There are many resources for family caregivers of individuals suffering from dementia, such as in home Alzheime...