HOW TO CARE FOR SENIORS LIVING WITH AMNESIA

Amnesia is when a person has difficulty memorising or recalling information that is stored in memory. A form of memory loss where someone is unable to recollect facts or past experiences. The seniors are mostly prone to memory issues. As we grow older, we experience...

SENIORS AND EXERCISE : BENEFITS AND SAFETY TIPS

As we age, we should make exercising a part of our daily routine.Exercise is essential for all age groups. Hence, seniors should be as active as possible through exercising in order to live a longer and healthier life. A lot of important health benefits are associated...

THE SENIORS AND INSOMNIA: SYMPTOMS, CAUSES AND CARE

Insomnia is a sleeping disorder that can make it hard for one to fall asleep or cause one to wake up too early and not be able to get back to sleep. Insomnia is one of the most common sleep disorders in the seniors. It occurs more frequently in persons over the age of...

HOW TO CARE FOR SENIORS DURING PANDEMIC: COVID-19

COVID-19 is a pneumonia-like disease caused by a new coronavirus, named SARS-COV-2, that is similar to the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) virus.  Since the pandemic broke out, it has been discovered that the seniors are at higher risk of contracting the...

HOW TO HELP SENIORS LIVING WITH GERIATRIC DEPRESSION

Depression is a mental and emotional disorder that involves a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. It is different from the mood swings that people regularly experience as a part of life. When a senior is suffering from depression, it is called...

WHAT IS HOSPICE CARE?

Hospice care is for people who are nearing the end of life. Hospice care is a type of health care that concentrates on the palliation of a terminally ill patient's pain and symptoms and attending to their emotional and spiritual needs at the end of life. Hospice care...

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HOSPICE CARE AND PALLIATIVE CARE

Considering the differences between hospice and palliative care, can really be confusing. You might have even heard them used interchangeably. But palliative care and hospice are not the same. Despite the fact that they have a lot in common, there are some important...

ELDER ABUSE: TYPES, SYMPTOMS, COMPLICATIONS, PREVENTIONS

When an inadvertent act causes a risk of harm to an elderly person, it is called Elder Abuse. Older adults can be maltreated by having detrimental things done or said to them or by withholding necessary things from them. Abuse usually becomes more frequent and intense...