Tai Chi for Seniors

Tai Chi for Seniors
Updated on November 23, 2018

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 moreTai Chi for Seniors

6 Best Swimming Pool Lifts for Elderly and Disabled

Swimming Pool Lifts for Elderly and Disabled
Updated on November 23, 2018

Swimming pool lifts are a valuable investment in the lives of the disabled, the elderly, or people with limited mobility. This is because they enable the elderly and the disabled access to swimming pools and spas, same as others. It is also a great option for those intending to engage in aquatic therapy from the … Read more6 Best Swimming Pool Lifts for Elderly and Disabled

How to Talk to Someone with Alzheimer’s or Dementia

How to Talk to Someone with Alzheimer’s or Dementia
Updated on September 16, 2018

The National Institute of Health estimates that over 5 million people in the U.S are affected by Alzheimer’s disease. In a different study by the National Institute of Aging, Alzheimer’s has been confirmed to be the sixth most fatal illness in America with women being more susceptible to the disease compared to their male counterparts. … Read moreHow to Talk to Someone with Alzheimer’s or Dementia

6 Best Shower Gurney Beds for Elderly and Disabled

Best Shower Gurney Beds for Elderly and Disabled
Updated on September 16, 2018

Gurneys have often been considered to be mobility aids used in healthcare institutions. Today the functionality of gurneys extends to home use to move patients who require medical care. The standard gurney comes with an adjustable height, wheels, head or leg rest to offer optimal comfort making it a very convenient mobility aid around the … Read more6 Best Shower Gurney Beds for Elderly and Disabled

How to Deal With Stubborn Aging Parents?

How to Deal With Stubborn Aging Parents?
Updated on August 28, 2018

A study conducted by Penn State University, the New Jersey Institute for Successful Aging, and Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine revealed that 77% of grown-up children indicated that their aging parents were not cooperative when it came to taking advice or getting assistance with the challenges they faced. This led to caregivers feeling like … Read moreHow to Deal With Stubborn Aging Parents?

Diarrhea in Elderly People

Diarrhea in Elderly People
Updated on August 28, 2018

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 moreDiarrhea in Elderly People

Caregiver Stress Management and Burnout Prevention

Caregiver Stress Management and Burnout Prevention
Updated on August 27, 2018

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 moreCaregiver Stress Management and Burnout Prevention

Home Care for the Elderly in their Own Homes

Home Care for Elderly in their Own Homes
Updated on August 13, 2018

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 moreHome Care for the Elderly in their Own Homes