Tai Chi for Seniors

Tai Chi for Seniors

Tai Chi also commonly referred to as ‘meditation in motion’ is a form of martial art first used in ancient China as a way of self-defense.  Chi is a Chinese word meaning life force or life energy so typically, tai chi is an exercise meant to make positive energy flow through someone. This exercise involves … Read more

Diarrhea in Elderly People

Diarrhea in Elderly People

According to Oxford Academic, 10-30% of the elderly patients with diarrhea also tested positive for Microscopic Colitis (MC). MC is an inflammation of the colon and has commonly been linked to diarrhea among seniors. Besides MC, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), a chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal, is the next common cause of loose stools among … Read more

Caregiver Stress Management and Burnout Prevention

Caregiver Stress Management and Burnout Prevention

Taking care of the elderly can sometimes be demanding. It gets worse when a caregiver encounters situations that are beyond his/her capacity to handle. Not just that, sometimes the thought of having to compromise work and time to take care of elderly parents can be draining. According to caregiver burnout statistics, two-thirds of family caregivers … Read more

Preventing Falls in the Elderly

Preventing Falls in the Elderly

According to research findings published by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the death rate resulting from falls has been on a steady rise in the USA. If urgent mitigation measures are not put in place, it is projected that an estimated 7 lives will be lost every hour by 2030. The report … Read more

Home Care for the Elderly in their Own Homes

Home Care for Elderly in their Own Homes

A report published by the US Census Bureau estimates that the American elderly population (aged 65 years and above) will have risen to above 80 million by the year 2030 representing a significant 15% of the population. This age comes with its fair share of challenges like cognitive disability, physical impairment, poor health, and some … Read more