Posts filed under: Health and Medications

What is a Concierge Doctor in Eldercare?

Concierge medicine and the use of a concierge doctor is the current rage. So what is concierge medicine? Concierge Medicine is a contractual, professional relationship between a patient and a primary care physician in which the patient pays an annual... Read More

Coffee: warding off mild cognitive impairment?

A recent study shows that drinking one to two cups of coffee a day can help reduce the rate of developing mild cognitive impairment. This study was done on 1,445 individuals ages 65-84. In this study, researchers found that people... Read More

Is it Depression or Dementia–knowing the difference

Dementia and depression are common in some older adults and the elderly. The two diagnosis share many similar symptoms such as thought and processing delays, excessive sleeping, and lack of motivation and poor personal hygiene. This can make it difficult... Read More

Alzheimer’s and Weight Gain late in life

A new study found that mid-life weight gain not only boosts your risk of developing Alzheimer’s, but can also speed the onset of Alzheimer’s. This study was conducted by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and recently published on... Read More

Depression Alert

Depression during the Holidays   While the holidays are often a joyous time for most people, some older adults struggle during the holidays. The constant festivities may remind older adults of lost loved ones, shed light on new illnesses, and/or... Read More

Should I get a flu shot?

Fall is here, flu season is just around the corner, and everyone is being asked to get their flu shot. Here are 4 reasons why senior citizens and disabled persons should get the flu shot. 1. It is cheaper: The... Read More

Preventing Delirium after surgery

Delirium is a sudden change in mental function that can cause an older person to behave differently. Some can become aggressive and agitated, others can become sleepy and inactive. Some can experience a combination of both. A person experiencing delirium... Read More

Exercises for Seniors

Balance exercises can help prevent falls as we age. Poor balance can be the result of medications, fatigue, or simply the body aging.  It is important to safety and independence that balance exercises are a part of every aging person’s... Read More

Laughter Can Help Seniors Beat the Post-Holiday Blues

With the hustle and bustle of the holidays over, the month of January can often be something of a letdown. That is doubly so for older adults or those with a disability who have trouble getting out during the cold... Read More

Is It Time for a Senior Loved One to Have a Medical Alert System?

As the new year begins, adult children who visited an aging parent in Missouri or Illinois during the holidays may be reflecting on the changes they witnessed. For some family members, seeing the decline in a senior loved one’s health... Read More