Elder Health

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Understanding Sundowners Syndrome

by Dan Bailey
sundowners syndrome

Suppose you know an elderly person afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease or some other type of dementia. In that case, you may have noticed that they may be increasingly confused, agitated, restless, or even angry when the sun is about to set. Add to that; there is increased memory loss at sundown, too. Unfortunately, this makes […]

Understanding Vascular Dementia

by Dan Bailey
vascular dementia

As our parents and grandparents age, many of us cannot help but think of what conditions may affect them. Among those that prompt the greatest amount of concern is vascular dementia. Being fearful of a condition that affects the mind is understandable, but we cannot afford to be overwhelmed by that sense of dread. To […]

The Best Foods That Fight Dementia

by Dan Bailey
foods that fight dementia

At this point in time, there is still no known cure for dementia. However, there are ways to prevent it, and one thing worth trying is to eat more foods that fight dementia. Before diving into how eating certain types of food can help in the fight against dementia, it’s worth taking the time to […]

Dealing with Depression in Seniors

by Dan Bailey
depression in seniors

Depression can affect us all. You may initially develop the illness during your teenage years, or it could pop up later in life as depression in seniors is well-documented. To gain a better sense of how prevalent depression is, consider some of the facts provided by the WHO. According to the WHO, over 264 million […]

Beware of These Early Signs of Glaucoma

by Dan Bailey

The world we live in is beautiful beyond words and is truly one worth marveling at. Unfortunately, not all of us will continue to admire the world around us, especially if we fail to recognize the early signs of glaucoma. How many of us are at risk of potentially losing our vision due to glaucoma? […]

Hip Surgery Do’s and Don’ts

by Dan Bailey

Hip fractures in the elderly are a significant healthcare problem. Hip surgery is often recommended by doctors depending on the patient’s mental and physical capacity. With more than 90% of hip fractures occurring in people over the age of 65 years, conditions like osteoporosis and dementia often enter into the equation. People with dementia are […]

Fall Prevention Tips for the Elderly

by Dan Bailey

Each year, thousands of elderly people experience falls with more than half resulting in injuries. The high risk of serious injury and even death make teaching fall prevention vital to their well-being.  Mobility problems, along with vision and balance issues, are often blamed for the high statistics. While these all contribute to the overall numbers, […]