Senior Living Care Blog

Acute and Chronic Bronchitis in Older Individuals

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Jan 17, 2019 9:00:00 AM
 

Chronic bronchitis is the more severe form of bronchitis and is a type of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In 2016, 8.9 million people were diagnosed with chronic bronchitis and about three-fourths of all cases involved people over the age of 45. Acute bronchitis, sometimes called a chest cold, is the less severe form of the problem and affects about 5 percent of the adult population.

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Topics: Senior Health

What is Arthritis?

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Jan 16, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

According to data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, arthritis affects 54.5 million American citizens and is a major cause of disability in the United States. It is one of the most common chronic conditions in the nation. The CDC believes that arthritis diagnosis will increase as the population grows and ages. They estimate that there will be 78 million people suffering from arthritis in 2040.

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Topics: Senior Health

What is Sun downing and How to Minimize it

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Jan 15, 2019 11:00:00 AM

 

Dementia is an umbrella term that refers to a group of symptoms related to memory and cognitive problems. The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease. According to to the National Institutes of Health, Alzheimer’s affects more than 5.5 million Americans.

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Topics: Alzheimers

How to Reduce Stress For Caregivers

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Jan 11, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

According to Mayo Clinic, about one in three adults in the United States provides care to other adults as informal caregivers. A caregiver is defined as anyone who is providing help to another person in need. This includes an ill spouse, partner, disabled child, or an aging relative. Unfortunately, being a caregiver is not an easy thing and many will experience an emotional or physical stress related to care giving.

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Topics: Caregiving

Characteristics of Frontotemporal Dementia

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Jan 10, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

Frontotemporal dementia is an umbrella term that is used to encompass multiple types of dementia that affect the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain. The frontal and temporal lobes in the brain are commonly associated with personality, behavior, and language. When affected by FTD, people will see portions of these two lobes shrink and atrophy. Signs and symptoms carry depending on each case and person.

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Topics: dementia care

New Year's Resolution Ideas for Seniors

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Jan 9, 2019 11:00:00 AM

 

The new year is here, a perfect opportunity to reevaluate the way you live and make some healthy changes to your life. New year’s resolutions are a way for you to improve your lifestyle and for seniors it is a way to ensure that the later chapters of your life are spent living healthy and happily.

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Topics: Senior Tips

Preventing Falls for Seniors

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Jan 8, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

According to data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, millions of older individuals fall each year. One in three people aged 65 years or older falls each year and over 800,000 patients a year are hospitalized because of a fall injury. One out of five falls causes a serious injury such as a broken bone or head injury and the deaths rates of falls from 2007 to 2016 have increase by 30 percent.

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Topics: Senior Tips

Fitting Exercise Into A Caregiver's Schedule

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Jan 4, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

Being a caregiver is a tough and can take a toll on your physical and mental health, it can be a difficult task for even the strongest people. It is a time-consuming job and it may time away from your ability to do other things. However, making sure that exercise remains a priority in your life is important for maintaining your own personal health.

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Topics: Caregiving

Why Seniors Should Get Tested For Dementia

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Jan 3, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

One of the most common questions posed by seniors struggling with memory and cognitive related functions is “Do I have Dementia?” After all, you may be having symptoms of dementia, but it could just be related to nutrition or mental state. At the same time however, it could also be related to dementia. Alzheimer’s disease and dementia related problems can be incredibly frightening to deal with, especially until we develop further research into how to stop it.

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Topics: dementia care

ALS and Life Expectancy in Seniors

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Jan 2, 2019 11:00:00 AM
 

As we age, we become more susceptible to health risks and other dangers. Some diseases are more prevalent in older individuals. One serious condition that seems to pop up more as we get older is Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), a disease that affects muscles and physical capabilities.

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Topics: Senior Health

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