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Navigating Forgetfulness in Seniors: Recognizing Signs and Taking Action. Picture of a young black female nursing aide talking with an older caucasian male.

Navigating Forgetfulness in Seniors: Recognizing Signs and Taking Action

As we age, it’s natural to experience occasional memory lapses. However, distinguishing between normal age-related forgetfulness and cognitive decline or dementia can be challenging. For seniors and their family caregivers, understanding when to be concerned and taking appropriate action is crucial for maintaining quality of life. This article aims to provide valuable insights into recognizing […]

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When to Get Help with Senior Care

Knowing when to seek help with senior care depends on the individual’s specific needs and circumstances. There are some indicators that may suggest it is time to consider getting assistance: Decline in physical or mental health: If the senior is experiencing a decline in physical abilities or cognitive functions, such as difficulty with mobility, memory […]

Nurturing Senior Health and Wellness: A Guide to Thriving with Home Care. Picture of an older black male and female sitting on a loveseat together .

Nurturing Senior Health and Wellness: A Guide to Thriving with Home Care

As we age, our health and well-being become even more precious. It’s important for seniors to prioritize their physical and emotional health, allowing them to enjoy a vibrant and fulfilling lifestyle. With the support of a trusted home care agency, seniors can embrace the comfort and familiarity of their own homes while receiving the personalized […]

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Is It a Heart Attack?

A heart attack happens when the blood supply to the heart is cut off. Cells in the heart muscle that do not receive enough oxygen-carrying blood begin to die. Having high blood pressure or high blood cholesterol, smoking, having had a previous heart attack or stroke, or having diabetes can increase your chance of developing […]

Smells Like Memory Loss. Picture of an older black man with a puzzled look on his face.

Smells Like Memory Loss

Someday, doctors may be able to screen for Alzheimer’s using a simple scratch and sniff test, according to researchers at Columbia University. Dysfunctions in major olfactory functional domains, including odor detection, identification, and discrimination, appear prior to cognitive decline in patients with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD).1 Therefore, olfactory function tests may have potential to help identify […]

Exercises for Sciatica. Picture of a young caucasian female sitting at a desk at work and holding her lower back as if in pain.

Exercises for Sciatica

Irritation of the sciatic nerve causes sciatic pain. The pain typically starts from the lower back and goes down to the knee. Usually, sciatica affects only one buttock and leg: it is rare that both legs experience pain. This pain is usually constant and may come with weakness and numbness in the affected areas. A […]

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Caregivers Need Care

Every day, millions of people across the United States give care to people with mental and physical challenges. They range from family members to trained aides to nurses. No matter which category they are in there is always the risk for mental and physical exhaustion. Fortunately, there are steps and strategies one can use to […]

Falls in Older Persons: Risk Factors and Prevention. Picture of a young black female aide assisting an older black female getting up after a fall.

Falls in Older Persons: Risk Factors and Prevention

Falls are a marker of frailty, immobility, and acute and chronic health impairment in older persons. Falls in turn diminish function by causing injury, activity limitations, fear of falling, and loss of mobility. Most injuries in the elderly are the result of falls; fractures of the hip, forearm, humerus, and pelvis usually result from the […]

UCLA Loneliness Scale. Picture of a large question mark with hands holding a phone with a question mark on the screen.

UCLA Loneliness Scale

Loneliness increases with age, and it is connected with a surprising number of health effects such as high blood pressure, heart disease, a weakened immune system, anxiety, depression, cognitive decline, Alzheimer’s disease, and even mortality. When it comes to loneliness, we all feel it in different ways. Some people feel lonely when they are by […]

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Safely Independent

Some patients with dementia and Alzheimer’s can live in the community with some help from family or home care providers.  Below are  tips to help people live with safety and confidence. These steps are great building blocks to help persons with Alzheimer’s disease, but being flexible and capable of adapting to individuals will help deal […]