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By Manpreet Singh Dhalla, 9:00 am on January 7, 2020
Your senior loved one may get more set in his or her ways with age. Seniors sometimes cause themselves to become isolated when they suddenly stop trying to do new things or meet new people. While your loved one may balk at the idea of going to a party, there…
By Manpreet Singh Dhalla, 9:00 am on December 17, 2019
Heart disease is the top medical condition affecting aging adults, according to the American College of Cardiology. It’s also the leading cause of death for seniors and a frequent reason for hospital visits and stays for individuals 65 and older. These are just some of the more compelling reasons lowering…
By Manpreet Singh Dhalla, 9:00 am on December 3, 2019
Being a family caregiver can certainly be a rewarding experience in many ways. It’s also a role that can present some challenges along the way, especially since there’s no how-to manual for caregiving. Still, there are some basic things most family caregivers do on a regular basis. Assist with Personal…
By Manpreet Singh Dhalla, 9:00 am on November 19, 2019
If you have a senior loved one who has recently survived a stroke, it can be helpful to know specifically how strokes affect the brain so you can have a better idea of what to expect during recovery. The damage from a stroke occurs because a blood vessel bursts or…
By Manpreet Singh Dhalla, 9:00 am on November 5, 2019
Nobody wants to see an elderly loved one go back to the hospital, so it’s important for family members to understand the risk factors that tend to contribute to readmissions for older adults. Here’s a closer look at six of the more common reasons for readmission along with some tips…
By Manpreet Singh Dhalla, 9:00 am on October 22, 2019
Approximately one third of all stroke survivors develop aphasia, which is a condition that occurs when the language center of the brain is damaged, inhibiting the ability to communicate. There are a number of devices available that help stroke survivors regain the ability to communicate. 1. Pen and Paper Many…
By Manpreet Singh Dhalla, 9:00 am on October 8, 2019
Caring for a senior loved one with Alzheimer’s can present many challenges, but developing a proper care plan could prepare you for the road ahead. You need to remain optimistic yet realistic and seek assistance from others. Continue reading and find out what new family caregivers should do when caring…
By Manpreet Singh Dhalla, 9:00 am on September 17, 2019
Education is a powerful tool that solves many problems in the world, and it’s now being recognized as one of the most effective ways to lower hospital readmission rates. Seniors in hospitals should never have to return to the medical facility for preventable issues that arise after discharge. These strategies…
By Manpreet Singh Dhalla, 9:00 am on September 3, 2019
Keeping senior stroke survivors actively engaged is vital. The stimulation could prevent a recurrent stroke and help seniors restore many of the skills they lost due to their brain attacks. Below are some cognitive exercises for senior stroke survivors and the benefits of each activity. 1. Chess Brain workouts are…
By Manpreet Singh Dhalla, 9:00 am on August 20, 2019
Strokes often cause older adults to have aphasia, which affects the ability to communicate. While this is a challenging time during recovery, it doesn’t have to be so frustrating. These five apps are all designed with stroke survivors in mind so they can benefit from using technology to talk to…