Vision changes are something your aging family member might not be prepared to deal with at this stage of her life. It’s not uncommon for aging adults to lose their eyesight, but someone who has never experienced vision problems can find this to be an extremely uncomfortable situation.
Talk to Her Eye Doctor
If your senior is experiencing changing vision and hasn’t been to her eye doctor in a while, it’s time to set up an appointment. There may be more going on ...
Your child might have a condition that requires a tracheostomy in order to allow her to breathe. Sometimes a trach is a temporary situation, but it might have to be a permanent solution, depending on other details. That means that you need to know everything that you can learn about taking care of your child’s tracheostomy.
Practice Before Your Child Is Discharged
Before your child is discharged from the hospital, her doctor and nurses will give you a chance to practice cleaning and ...
There are so many variables about keeping your preemie healthy, especially during flu season. The thing to remember, though, is that some of those variables may be more controllable than you thought.
Don’t Smoke and Stay Away from Smoke
Tobacco smoke, especially secondhand smoke, can damage your baby’s lungs and make her more susceptible to lung infections and to possibly getting sick from other people’s germs. If you smoke, make sure that you keep smoke away from the baby. Smoke outside and put ...
Every two minutes, three people in the U.S. has a stroke. Every four minutes, someone dies because of a stroke. Many of these strokes are ischemic, meaning a blockage prevents blood from flowing. Catching the stroke as early as possible and seeking immediate treatment is critical. The chances of spotting a stroke improve if you are aware of some of the uncommon signs.
Most people know the basic signs of a stroke. One side of the face droops. The speech is slurred. ...
Have you ever heard of the health condition called sarcopenia? Learn more about what sarcopenia is and how it will affect your mom's physical and mental health. With the right care plan, sarcopenia doesn't have to keep her from enjoying her favorite hobbies and activities.
Understand What Sarcopenia Is
Sarcopenia is a medical condition that affects as many as 16 percent of the elderly. It's a condition related to getting older where muscle mass diminishes. It occurs in people who lead more sedentary ...
You may easily assume that your senior loved one is easily able to manage their type 2 diabetes care, especially if it doesn’t usually affect other issues like mobility or memory. However, there could be other problems that come along with diabetes care needed by your senior.
Luckily, senior care can help with lifestyle management while your loved one attempts to get used to living with diabetes. This can be difficult, especially as there are needed changes with things like diet, exercise, ...
Ovarian cancer is a type of cancer that most often occurs in women who are in their 50's or 60's. It starts in the ovaries, which are part of the female reproductive system. The ovaries are located on either side of the uterus. It is their job to produce eggs and hormones, like estrogen. They are tiny. Each is only about the size of an almond. This means that cancer in the ovaries often isn’t discovered until it has spread to ...
While one may not think of them as such, bones are living organisms that move through a constant cycle of growth, decay, and regeneration. With age comes the slowing of this cycle leaving un-replenished bones weakened and fragile, making them more susceptible to breaks and other severe injuries. This deteriorated state of bones due to loss of tissue is called osteoporosis.
What is osteoporosis?
The word osteo means “porous bone.” Osteoporosis is a disease that affects the process of bone regeneration, leading bones ...
Mindset matters a lot when it comes to managing arthritis symptoms and pain. But getting into the right mindset requires a great deal of behind the scenes education, changes, and assistance. Having the right mix makes a big difference for your senior.
Follow the Plan Set up by Her Doctor
After diagnosis, your senior’s doctor will lay out a plan for managing her arthritis symptoms. That plan is based on her current health, her needs, and the severity of her arthritis. Some of ...
Over 500,000 men and women took part in a health study in the United Kingdom. That field was narrowed down to 2,900 participants between the ages of 40 and 70. Of those, they found that 22 percent of the men and 10 percent of the women had a genetic condition called hemochromatosis.
These percentages were much higher than expected. It's led to concerns that hemochromatosis is happening more in people of European descent than originally believed.
What is Hemochromatosis?
Hemochromatosis is a blood disease ...