Parkinson’s Disease in the Elderly: Understanding the 5 Stages

Parkinson's disease in the elderly

More common in men, and more widespread than muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, and Lou Gehrig’s disease combined, Parkinson’s disease strikes upwards of 7 – 10 million people globally, with another 600,000 Americans diagnosed every year. And while every person’s experience with the disease differs in severity, there are five stages of progression that are typical for all. In honor of … Read More

Living with MS: Staying Comfortable and Safe at Home with Multiple Sclerosis

Safe at Home

As the famous author Jane Austen said, “There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.” And for those living with MS, comfort is essential, as is remaining safe. If a family member has been diagnosed with MS, the first step in caregiving should be to make the necessary modifications so the home is a safe, comfortable sanctuary, and … Read More

How Much Do You Know About Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple Sclerosis

Although there is no cure for multiple sclerosis (MS), hundreds of thousands of people in America are living with it – approximately 400,000 people to be exact, and of that, 86 percent list fatigue as the leading symptom of the disease. The cause of MS is not known; it is not contagious or known to be directly passed down from … Read More

How to Overcome Roadblocks to Exercise for Elderly People

exercise for elderly people

Engaging in a routine exercise program is challenging at any age. Exercising is tiring. We don’t want to spend the time. We’re feeling sore from yesterday’s workout. We have all made excuses like these for not working out; but frailty and advanced age make it even harder to stick with many types of exercise for elderly people. Visiting Angels Senior … Read More

Staying Fit and Having Fun – Workouts for Seniors at Any Activity Level

workouts for seniors

The advantages of exercise don’t diminish as we age, and it’s extremely crucial for older adults to maintain as active a lifestyle as possible. Even if bedridden or wheelchair-bound, a full range of options of workouts for seniors is available to strengthen, enhance resistance and flexibility. The initial step is always to consult with the physician to get a recommendation … Read More

Bathroom Safety Tips for Seniors in Honor of National Bath Safety Month

Bathroom Safety Tips

How could something that’s so comforting and relaxing, like a nice, warm bath, be one of the greatest dangers to seniors? The truth is, combining slick surfaces, slippery shampoo and very warm water create a number of potential hazards to seniors, especially the danger of falling – one of the most severe risks to older people. January is set aside … Read More

To Have a Bath or Not to Have a Bath? – Bathing Solutions for the Elderly

bathing solutions

What feels finer than sinking into a warm, relaxing bath at the conclusion of a long, stressful day? While many of us relish the wonderful comfort that bathtime brings, for seniors, especially those struggling with the challenges of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, to have a bath is anything but blissful. For a variety of reasons, such as memory problems, feelings … Read More

Fremont Elder Care Tips on Making Family Memories This Holiday Season

Palo Alto Elder Care

Getting together with family during the holiday season can be wonderfully fun! It can also be quite eye opening. Sometimes, family members notice an ever-widening gap between generations, with the children hunched over their phones and iPads while Grandma sits by the sidelines just watching. If you’d like to get the whole family together and enjoy each other’s company, and … Read More

California Home Care Services Help Caregivers Keep Their New Year’s Resolutions

California Home Care Services

New Year’s resolutions: we love to make them, and can’t help but break them. Perhaps you’ve been motivated to eat better, lose those stubborn few pounds, quit a bad habit, or exercise more regularly; but life has a way of disrupting our intentions, especially for Californians providing home care services for a senior loved one. To improve quality of life … Read More

Exploring the Difference Between Asthma and COPD | Sunnyvale Elder Care

Palo Alto Elder Care

Unstoppable coughing. Shortness of breath. Wheezing. Sounds like an asthma attack, right? Before reaching for that inhaler or those OTC cough drops, though, it might be better to find out if another culprit – COPD – could be a factor. With a full 12 million people in the U.S. currently living with COPD (and just as many who probably have … Read More