Health Issues and Falls

Memory Care Series Introduction

Hello: This is an intro to a series on Memory Care. Topics covered include: * Dementia - Maybe it's time to consider an assisted living or memory care? * Memory Care Placement - Evaluating a Memory Care facility. * Homecare - Activites for home care.assistance.     About Senior Home Transition - I recently did the math, and we've helped more than 500 families find the right situation for their senior loved one! What a legacy...I have a wall of thank you notes from families who were overwhelmed by the process of finding assisted living [...]

Urinary Tract Infections Can Be Very Serious for Seniors

My father was in his upper 80's and I stopped by to see him at his condo. At the time, we were in the process of convincing him to move to an Assisted Living facility, since he was having memory issues and getting weaker. However, I wasn't prepared for what I found. He was lying in his bed and completely out of it. He also had a broken hip. We're still not sure how he got back into bed. So Dad was rushed to the hospital. After being examined, we discovered he had a urinary tract [...]

Heart Attacks and Water

Drink more water and reduce your risk for a heart attack. According to a study in the American Journal of Epidemiology, researchers found a direct correlation between the amount of water intake and reduced risk for heart attacks. These researchers looked at coronary heart disease and fluid intake statistics in 8,280 male and 12,017 female participants. Overall, these participants had 246 “coronary heart disease events” (128 in men and 118 in women) over the six-year follow-up period. More than any other factor in this study, water intake was the determining factor in heart disease risk. [...]

Fall Risks Myths vs Reality

Many people think falls are a normal part of aging. The truth is, they are not! Most falls can be prevented - and you have the power to reduce your risk. Exercising, managing your medications, having your vision checked, and making your living environment safer are all step you can take to prevent falls. Myth 1: Falling happens to other people, not to me. Reality: Many people think, “It won’t happen to me.” But the truth is that 1 in 3 older adults-about 12 million- fall every year in the US. Myth 2: Falling is something [...]