For younger adults, falling might result in a bruise, skinned knee, or just injured pride. But for seniors, a fall can cause serious injury. Falls are the leading cause of head trauma, hip fractures, and even death from injury. And they’re much more prevalent in seniors – 25% more likely in those age 65 and […]
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It often begins with the feeling that something just isn’t quite right; small but noticeable signs that a senior loved one may require some assistance to maintain safety at home. She may seem a bit more forgetful, or is walking more slowly and cautiously. Perhaps you’ve reached into the fridge for a drink and noticed […]
Growing older naturally leads to a variety of changes that can be chalked up to normal aspects of aging: hair, skin, vision, and metabolism changes, for instance. It’s even normal to experience some degree of memory impairment in later years. Yet it can be hard to discern typical cognitive functioning changes and those that could […]
Alzheimer’s disease: hearing that diagnosis for a senior loved one can be life-changing for both the senior and his or her family. While the disease progresses uniquely for each individual, there are some commonalities, such as behavioral issues, that are difficult to manage and can cause family members an unprecedented level of stress. As the […]