When being Obsessively Clean Saves Lives

By |2017-06-10T18:10:36+00:00September 19th, 2016|Senior Care, Making Life Better|

One of The Caregiver’s Voice readers writes: A healthcare professional who is obsessively clean may just save your or your loved one’s life! Being meticulously clean can make a big difference between life and death. I read an article about caregiving services for seniors and wanted to know if there are acceptable standards of care. [...]

Tips for Moving Seniors with Cognitive Disorders

By |2017-06-10T18:10:36+00:00September 16th, 2016|Senior Care, Health Care|

Guest article by Chris Semen There comes a time when our elder loved ones need to consider a home transition–whether it’s relocating to a smaller home or downsizing to an independent assisted living community. Late-life transitions are often perceived as a negative aspect of aging and can be rather stressful on relocating seniors and their [...]

How to Help People Who Don’t Know They Have Dementia

By |2017-06-10T18:10:36+00:00September 14th, 2016|Senior Care, Making Life Better|

Guest article by Sarah Schwarcz Memory loss, whether it’s from Alzheimer’s or dementia, is difficult for both those living with it and for those they love. Denial of the condition can make it even worse, but often denial is more than simple head-in-the-sand behavior. Anosognosia is a condition that makes it difficult, if not impossible, [...]

Transforming Healthcare through Connected Health

By |2017-06-10T18:10:37+00:00September 9th, 2016|Senior Care, Making Life Better|

Guest Article by Kimberly O’Loughlin Today’s health care environment can be confusing and complex for seniors and their families. As seniors age and their health conditions progress, often their adult children who step in as caregivers. Today, more than 43.5 million Americans provide help to an adult family member. More than 30 percent are also [...]

Are Your Prescriptions Safe?

By |2017-06-10T18:10:37+00:00September 7th, 2016|Senior Care, Safety|

Guest article by Charles Sipe The number of recalled drugs in the United States surged from 166 in 2004 to a staggering 1,225 in 2013. Last year is shaping up to be a big year in drug recalls with 836 recalls through August 11, 2014. The rapid acceleration in the number of recalls should be [...]

How Can Hearing Better Help Delay Dementia?

By |2017-06-10T18:10:37+00:00September 5th, 2016|Senior Care, Safety|

Guest article by EarQ Today, 48 million Americans report some degree of hearing loss. Meanwhile, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease, the most common type of dementia, every 67 seconds. Now, new research is beginning to show that the two conditions have more in common than you may think. When it comes to [...]

Encouraging Memory Sharing, One Photo at a Time

By |2017-06-10T18:10:37+00:00September 2nd, 2016|Senior Care, Making Life Better|

There are over five million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease today and it is the only disease in the top 10 causes of death that cannot be prevented, slowed, or cured. Alzheimer’s is unique, as it’s considered a family disease, impacting not only those with the disease, but also their caregivers – totaling more than [...]

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