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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...

The Health Risks of Sleep Apnea

In addition to the effect that chronic loss of sleep has on someone’s mental, physical, and emotional health, untreated sleep apnea also raises the risk of certain cardiovascular conditions, such as heart attack, high blood pressure, stroke, and heart diseases. Read on to learn what you can do to help your loved one sleep restfully.What To Do...

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in Seniors

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a disorder in which an individual experiences recurring, unwanted thoughts, sensations, or ideas that can cause them to complete compulsions. While OCD is generally considered less common among seniors, several studies suggest that a third peak of OCD onset occurs after the age of 65. OCD onset in seniors can ...