Food Insecurity and Nutrition in Senior Citizens

Food Insecurity and Nutrition in Senior Citizens

Food insecurity is a growing problem in America, where many communities have limited access to enough nutritious food to live a healthy lifestyle. For senior citizens, this is becoming more and more problematic. Defining Food Insecurity Food insecurity is less about...
AFib in Elderly Individuals

AFib in Elderly Individuals

Atrial fibrillation, otherwise known as AFib, is a heart condition where an irregular or quivering heartbeat occurs. This can lead to blood clots, heart failure, stroke, and other complications. This can be a serious medical issue that requires immediate treatment. It...
CDC Guidelines for Fully Vaccinated Individuals

CDC Guidelines for Fully Vaccinated Individuals

As COVID-19 vaccinations become more readily available to the public, many elderly individuals are receiving their doses. As we take the steps to overcome this pandemic, the CDC has released public health recommendations for those who have received their vaccines....
In-Home Care vs Nursing Homes

In-Home Care vs Nursing Homes

As your loved ones age, it becomes harder and harder for them to fully care for themselves independently. When deciding how to best provide care for your loved one as they age, many families try to figure out whether or not to take their loved one out of their home....
Discussing Long-Term Care Plans

Discussing Long-Term Care Plans

When you feel that it is time to begin discussing long-term care plans with your elderly loved one, it can be important to understand the gravity of that decision. Most elderly individuals will not want to have that conversation. For many, accepting that they need...
Improving Communication with Loved Ones With Dementia

Improving Communication with Loved Ones With Dementia

When caring for a loved one suffering from dementia, it can be difficult to fully communicate with them. Communication can become increasingly challenging for those with dementia. It jumbles the brain’s judgment, memory, and reasoning; which can make it especially...
Combating Loneliness at an Older Age

Combating Loneliness at an Older Age

As you age, it can become increasingly difficult to fight off loneliness. It is easy for elderly people to become isolated from the rest of the world, unless they try to improve it themselves. There are plenty of ways that you can make a change in your life that can...
Oral Hygiene Problems in the Elderly

Oral Hygiene Problems in the Elderly

A major part of caring for oneself is proper oral hygiene. For many elderly individuals, maintaining good oral health can become increasingly difficult. Usually, a number of factors contribute to this difficulty. This article will look at the overall issues many...
Moving Parents In With You: Is It the Right Choice?

Moving Parents In With You: Is It the Right Choice?

When an elderly parent is struggling in their own home, it is common for families to question whether or not they can stay there alone. For some families, this may mean moving grandma in with them. This could solve some issues, but it often creates many more. This...
Anger and Dementia

Anger and Dementia

Many elderly individuals suffering from dementia are prone to angry outbursts. It is common for those with dementia to have outbursts in frustration, especially as their memory continues to deteriorate. Families often see this anger as distressing, and it can be hard...