Every 18 seconds a senior is treated in an emergency department for a fall. Even beloved pets, which help improve quality of life, can trip up a senior. The following 10 suggestions reduce the risk of falls by improving vision, strength and balance.
Whether in the United States or abroad, seniors will be among the crowds traveling during the summer months. Medical clearances and travel with friends are among factors to be considered for the elderly.
She arrived to Florida from the Northeast in 2011 still vibrant but with memories fading and confusion a daily fact of life. At age 80, Mimi Pryor was the perfect candidate for an independent living facility in Lake Worth and she thrived there for several years.
Many of us experience emotional and physical changes that do not significantly interfere with our lives. However, if you or your loved one exhibit several of these warning signs simultaneously, ask your physician for help.
Most people think of long-term care planning in terms of an insurance policy that helps pay for a nursing home when someone can no longer live at home. Financial planning and insurance coverage are important, but they are only part of the solution.
Benign Forgetfulness begins in middle age. It is part of the normal aging process and does not interfere significantly with daily activities. Normal forgetfulness DIFFERS from dementia in the following ways: