Link Between Fractures and Fatalities

Physical Therapy, Stretching, Senior Woman

You’ve probably heard how a hip fracture can change your life in the blink of an eye. In fact, nearly 1 in 4 people pass away within a year of fracturing a hip The International Osteoporosis Foundation reports more bleak numbers: 40% of hip fracture patients can no longer walk without help; a full 60% require assistance within a year, and 1 in 3 lose their independence and end up in an assisted living facility by year’s end. Yet the largest study of its kind shows any fracture after age 45 can mean the worst...   Scary Link Between Fractures and

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3 Steps to Relieve Knee Pain

Elderly woman suffering knee pain

The knees are complex and delicate joints that can become worn down if not properly taken care of. They play a major role in our daily lives from helping us walk, run, and sit down. With each step we take, we put some strain on the knee and with time, it catches up. This is why knee pain is one of the most common problems seniors face. There are numerous factors that can lead to knee pain in seniors, with aging and the added years of impact on the knees causing inflammation in the joints being top on the list.

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What to do if Depression Returns

Lonely senior woman

If you have lived through depression, it is normal to worry about symptoms returning. When you are wondering what to do if your depression comes back, know that there is help available. When Do Symptoms Return? Depression, anxiety, worrying and fear are experienced differently by different people. For some people, they can go through a difficult period and then recover. For others, there are relapses, periods where they feel fine—good, even—and then periods where symptoms return. There are times in life that are sad or upsetting. We all have days when we feel down and it is important to recognize

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How To Prevent Agitation In Dementia Patients

10 Tips to Reduce Caregiving Stress

  Statistically speaking, dementia risk is something that everyone should consider when a loved one is getting older. For adults over the age of 71, the amount of incidence is roughly 13.9%, rising to 37.4% for people above 90. One of the most common side effects of dementia in older patients is agitation. In some cases, this can be represented by just simple restlessness, in others, it can progress to combativeness that may make caring for them difficult. Here are some key points where it comes to understanding and mitigating this condition. The Facts Behind Dementia Patients and Agitation Part

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For better hearing work with an Audiologist

When it comes to startling health statistics, here are several you may not have heard: 36 million American have a hearing loss, yet only one out of every four people who could benefit from a hearing aid actually wears one, according to the National Institutes of Health's National Information Center on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. Millions of Americans "miss or misunderstand" much of everyday conversation. "People who experience hearing loss are often like Joni Mitchell's song 'Big Yellow Taxi,' " says Dr. Kathy Landau Goodman, chair of the Audiology Awareness Campaign. " 'You don't know what you've got till

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What’s the difference between Alzheimer’s and Dementia?

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViWdRDs207E[/embed] One of the most commonly asked questions in memory care is the difference between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Though they are quite often (and mistakenly) used interchangeably, there are key differences that will help distinguish the two. Since approaches to Alzheimer’s and dementia care can also vary, it’s even more crucial for medical professionals, patients, and families to understand the differences. Dr. Richard London, Medical Director of Silverado Oak Village Community explains how they differ: What’s the difference between Alzheimer’s and Dementia? Dementia is an umbrella term for the group of symptoms in which the human brain no longer processes

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4 Tips to Help Seniors Stay Free from Back Pain

4 Tips to Help Seniors Stay Free from Back Pain

Back pain is an extremely common problem for people of all ages with an estimated 80% of Americans expected to experience it at some point in their lives. And unfortunately, this pain becomes even more likely when you are approaching your senior years. Which is bad news as persistent back pain can have a massive impact on your health, well-being and overall quality of life. So, you need to box clever as you get older by making a few small lifestyle adjustments to keep your back healthy and happy. And the following 4 things will all help you to do

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20 Dementia-Related Words You Should Know

20 Dementia-Related Words You Should Know

When accompanying a loved one on the journey of dementia, new and unfamiliar words are encountered almost daily. Understanding these words and phrases is essential to navigating the road ahead and ensuring that the best care possible is provided. 20 Dementia-Related Words You Should Know The following list of 20 common dementia-related terms that caregivers and loved ones may find useful. Activities of daily living (often called ADLs):Personal care activities necessary for everyday living, such as eating, bathing, grooming, dressing and using the toilet. Alleles:One of the different forms of a gene that can exist at a single locus (spot on

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Mental Health Resources

Mental Health Resources

Depression, anxiety, and other mental illnesses carry deeply rooted stigma forcing people with a mental health challenge to suffer in silence. Stigma, a sensation that something is shameful. Mental Health Resources A 2014 study by the NIH (National Institute of Health) found significant differences between the stigma about seeking help for mental conditions felt by those in isolated rural areas compared to urban dwellers. Older rural residents with mental illness associate seeking help with a sign of weakness or an inability to be self-reliant. The Centers for Disease Control says depression is a true and treatable medical condition, not a normal

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