Posts Tagged ‘activities for daily living’
A New Drug to Treat Alzheimer’s Disease?
There are currently no drugs on the market to treat the mental decline associated with Alzheimer’s disease. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 5.8 million Americans are living with the disease, and it’s the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. Therefore, the possibility of a new drug to treat Alzheimer’s is creating quite…Read More
Help for Caregivers of Dementia Patients
Caregivers of dementia patients have a tough job. Not only is their loved one lost in their own world with significant memory loss and decreased cognitive ability, he/she often states inappropriate or untrue facts. Karen Stobbe developed, In the Moment, an educational program for caregivers to help them better relate to their care receiver.…Read More
Weather and Joint Pain
Weather and joint pain. Is there really a connection? Many older adults think so. In fact, in some cases, you’ve heard them predict the weather better than the meteorologist. However, the scientific evidence is inconclusive and is sometimes contradicting. Those that suffer report flare-ups when the barometric pressure decreases, the temperature drops, or rain…Read More
Preventing Infection in Older Adults
Infection is the leading cause of death in older adults age 65 years and older. It’s easy to guess why. Older adults tend to have a more impaired immune system and the existence of comorbid chronic diseases like diabetes mellitus and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). But with caregiver awareness and proactive health measures,…Read More
Five Questions to Consider When Opting for a Short Term Rehab Facility
Entering into the world of short term rehab can be uncomfortable for people who don’t know much about it. Searching for the right short term rehab facility can certainly take a lot of time, and people want the best for their loved one. Here is a shortlist of questions you should consider as you make…Read More
SHIP – Medicare Education in new Jersey
Entering the world of Medicare and Medicaid can be very daunting. These programs are exactly meant to help those who are poor and elderly, and these are the precise populations that may have difficulty gaining access to information about programs. The various regulations can also be very challenging to understand, and for the elderly, who…Read More
Getting the Best Post Stroke Care for Victims of Stroke
Today, October 29, is World Stroke Day, and it’s an important occasion to stop and think about stroke prevention and what to do about one the world’s deadliest killers. For patient who are victims, and for anyone who might be susceptible or helping someone who is, it’s a great opportunity to talk about post stroke…Read More
Medications That May Help Alzheimer’s Care
Millions of dollars are raised every year to research ways to combat the devastating symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. An up and coming solution may come in the form of basic anticoagulants, which are normally used to treat people with blood problems, but in an innovative use of the medications may also help with Alzheimer’s care.…Read More
When do You Need Vascular Care?
Healthy people often have no idea what the vascular system is. Unless people are medical professionals or very informed about health, why would they? It’s often only when it’s too late, and people haven’t lived a healthy lifestyle, that they learn about vascular care and what they’ve been doing wrong. While it’s not possible to…Read More
Can an Online Platform Help Caregivers give Better Dementia Care?
Caregiving is never easy, and providing dementia care can come with a lot of difficulty and confusion. The physical and emotional aspects of caring for dementia patients requires a lot of time and effort, and caregivers are usually untrained, so they don’t always know what to do in challenging situations, making the process even more…Read More