Discussing Long-Term Care Plans with Parents

Discussing Long-Term Care Plans with Parents

As your parents continue to age, it is critical to have a conversation with them to discuss their wishes for long term care, and to discuss what plans they may already have in place. Many Americans have to scramble to figure out proper care for their loved ones when...
Identifying Signs of a Stroke

Identifying Signs of a Stroke

Stroke is the 5th leading cause of death in the US, killing about 130,000 Americans a year. Risk of one occuring increases as you age. For the safety of your elderly loved one, it is important to know the signs of a stroke, so that you can better help protect your...

Elder Care During Blackouts

After the recent Hurricane Isaias left thousands without power, it is important to ask “What could happen to Grandma during the next blackout?” Rolling blackouts during extreme heat or cold can occur in New York, and major storms can sometimes leave people without...

Polypharmacy in the Elderly

As you age, you may notice that the amount of prescriptions you have are increasing. This plethora of pharmaceuticals is part of a large and ongoing issue in American medicine known as polypharmacy. Polypharmacy is when you are prescribed a large number of different...

Common Myths About Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease can be a scary and confusing fate for many elderly people in America. Unfortunately, there are a lot of misconceptions about the disease. In this article, we will look at some of the common myths about Alzheimer’s disease and explain why they are...
Lifestyle Factors that Effect Brain Health

Lifestyle Factors that Effect Brain Health

Much of the reason our bodies weaken as we age is because we don’t use them as much. But, this can be just as true for the brain. Your cognitive function can lessen with age with less use. Deteriorating brain health can lead to the development of dementia and other...