It has long been shown that yoga has positive effects on the mind and body. However, two recent studies showed that older women who practice yoga might be able to boost activity within their aging brains. In fact, with the…
Did you know that interior design can play a vital role in everyday life? With the right decor, you can bring harmony, beauty, and positivity to your elderly loved one's room. In fact, with a few simple tips, you can…
As a primary caregiver, it can be easy to focus all your attention on your loved ones. However, as you take on the challenge of administering medication, feeding, preparing meals, and taking care of your loved ones, it is easy…
Caring for the elderly is a simultaneously fulfilling and challenging task. As your loved one ages, it can be stressful to see them lose their independence. At times, you might be tempted to continuously put their needs ahead of your own; however, you must take moment to remember that self-care is as important as the loving care you provide your loved ones.
Caring for a family member with Alzheimer’s disease can lead to numerous stressful questions. You might wonder how you can keep them mentally and physically active without adding stress or creating potentially unsafe scenarios. While there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to coping with Alzheimer’s disease, the following three pieces of advice from Alzheimer’s caregivers can help you find tactics that will benefit both you and your loved one.
A recent study found that more than 80 percent of caregivers are worried that they would be unable to convince their elderly loved ones to use new devices or gadgets. However, this same study also showed that once older adults are comfortable with new technologies, they quickly become avid users. For any elderly adults who want to live at home, the following three technologies make it easier to stay in the same place, enjoy a higher quality of life, and remain independent.
Every year, millions of Americans provide in-home care to their aging parents. While in-home care can often be the best option for aging adults, it is important to note that your home must first be made into a safe environment.
The Building Our Largest Dementia (BOLD) Infrastructure for Alzheimer’s Act is the latest attempt by the federal government to address the growing health crisis that is Alzheimer’s disease. Currently, Alzheimer’s costs more to treat than any other disease in the country at an estimated $277 billion in 2018 alone, including $186 billion in Medicare and Medicaid costs.
Let’s face it: Medicine often taste vile. It’s hard enough behaving like an adult and taking your own medicine. For children, it’s even worse: Children have greater sensitivity to bitter tastes, and many meds, such as penicillin and antihistamines, are quite bitter.
The most effective medication for your sick 5-year-old is the one he or she will take: It isn’t going to do a bit of good otherwise. It’s impossible to reason with a sick child about why he or she needs to take her medicine. Yes, you probably could force it down, threaten them with a timeout or sneak it into a treat as you would with a pet, but why do that when there’s a better way?
It’s hard to believe it, but cold and flu season is in full swing. When noses are running and coughs are wreaking havoc, patients often want to relieve their symptoms quickly without waiting for their health care provider. However, picking the right non-prescription product can quickly become overwhelming due to the wide variety of potential options.