Sarah loves to spend time with her friends talking about her grandchildren and going to exercise classes with neighbors. But she’s started to have a problem that keeps her from getting out. . . .READ THE REST
What is a heart attack?
A heart attack happens when the flow of oxygen-rich blood to a section of heart muscle suddenly becomes blocked and the heart can’t get enough oxygen.READ THE REST
Managing safety issues when caring for older adults
Safety is an important issue in caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease. Even with the best-laid plans, accidents can happen. . . .READ THE REST
Older people and depression
Depression is more than just feeling sad or blue. It is a common but serious mood disorder that needs treatment. . . .READ THE REST
Considering long-term care
Long-term care involves a variety of services designed to meet a person’s health or personal care needs during a short or long period of time. . . .READ THE REST
Sleep and aging: Addressing the inevitable changes
We all look forward to a good night’s sleep. Sleep allows our body to rest and to restore its energy levels. Without enough restful sleep, not only can we become grumpy and irritable, but we can also be inattentive and more prone to accidents. Like food and water, adequate sleep is essential to good health and quality of life. . . .READ THE REST
Quitting smoking when you’re older
If you’re older, you may wonder if it’s too late to quit smoking. Or you may ask yourself if it’s even possible to quit at your age, especially if you’ve tried more than once and haven’t been successful. . . .READ THE REST
Considering hip replacement?
Hip replacement is an operation in which a damaged hip joint is removed and replaced with an artificial joint. . . .READ THE REST
Alcohol and older adults
Adults of any age can have problems with alcohol. In general, older adults don’t drink as much as younger people, but they can still have trouble with drinking. . . .READ THE REST
What is delirium?
For elderly adults who have dementia, feeling confused may be expected. But when confusion comes on suddenly or if the senior becomes difficult to arouse, this could be a condition called “delirium.” This type of sudden confusion may be the first sign that the person has another illness and needs medical help right away. . .READ THE REST