How Can I Help My Elderly Relative After Surgery?

It’s never easy to see an aging relative go in for surgery, but as a family caregiver, you can do a lot to help them after the procedure is over and they are ready to come home. Most seniors will … [Read more...]

How Dangerous is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is getting a great deal of attention in the medical world lately and with good reason. According to an article posted on the AARP website, people who are aged 65 and older are at an … [Read more...]

GERD, Digestive Health and Elderly Relatives

It’s common for elderly adults to struggle with digestive issues as they grow older. As the body ages, the digestive system slows down and doesn’t work as efficiently. This can lead to a decline in … [Read more...]

Elderly Care Providers Assist Seniors After Heart Attacks

When a heart attack happens, the blood flow is blocked from reaching the heart muscle. The lack of a blood supply can damage the muscle. In some cases, the heart attack is fatal but not always. If an … [Read more...]

5 Things Home Care Can Do for Seniors When They Have a Cold

Having a cold may seem like nothing more than a nuisance for most people, but for older adults who are also dealing with other medical conditions, having a cold can be miserable. With the temperatures … [Read more...]

Help! My Elderly Parent Has Seasonal Affective Disorder

When the weather turns chilly and gray, many Americans feel worse inside for reasons they can’t explain. Many suffer from a form of depression known as Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD. This is a … [Read more...]

Tips for Helping Your Senior Cope with Neuropathy

Neuropathy is one of the potentially serious complications that can occur as a result of diabetes. It is also one of the most common complications. Experts estimate that half of all of those living … [Read more...]

Home Safety Tips for Alzheimer’s Disease

One of the things that many family caregivers for older adults with Alzheimer’s disease struggle with is how to keep the person safe. People with Alzheimer’s disease may do unsafe things, like wander … [Read more...]

Tips for Reducing the Risk of Pressure Ulcers for Your Senior

Bedsores also referred to as pressure ulcers, can be very painful and potentially dangerous conditions for your senior. These open wounds are caused by pressure placed on a particular part of the body … [Read more...]

What Foods Help Keep the Nervous System Healthy?

The nervous system plays the key role in signals going from one cell in the body to another. It's with the nervous system that messages go to and from the brain to signal nerves to painful stimuli. … [Read more...]