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By AH Potomac, 9:00 am on June 7, 2024

The rise in hospital readmissions among seniors may be related to early discharge, lack of education prior to discharge, or the presence of comorbid or complicated medical conditions. If your aging loved one has certain risk factors or illnesses, his or her chances of hospital readmission may be high. Here are some of the most …

By AH Potomac, 9:00 am on May 24, 2024

A high percentage of seniors develop diabetes each year, and this number is likely to increase with the next generation of seniors. However, new developments have been made to help seniors address this disease. Here are a few of these developments.    The SmartMat  Due to lack of circulation in the feet, some seniors face the …

By AH Potomac, 9:00 am on May 10, 2024

While eating disorders are generally thought of as a problem only young people experience, they’re increasingly becoming an issue for seniors as well. To prevent your senior loved one from developing an eating disorder, it’s important to recognize some of the common causes. 1. Depression & Anxiety Incidences of depression and anxiety in seniors have …

By AH Potomac, 9:00 am on April 19, 2024

Parkinson’s disease may develop in older adults at various points in their lives. The way the disorder affects seniors is as different as the individuals themselves. However, Parkinson’s symptoms do progress, which necessitates the assistance of a caregiver at some point. Having a guide for reference provides a little enlightenment as to what lies ahead.  …

By AH Potomac, 9:00 am on April 5, 2024

According to the National Alliance for Caregiving, more than 34 million people in the United States provide care for senior loved ones. While assuming the caregiver role provides a rewarding experience, caring for a loved one living with Alzheimer’s presents several additional challenges. Regardless of the pleasant or trying times that occur each day, caregivers …

By AH Potomac, 9:00 am on March 20, 2024

Grieving the death of a loved one is ranked among one of the most stressful life events, regardless of age. However, seniors may have more difficulty during the grieving process than their younger counterparts. It isn’t uncommon for seniors to experience higher levels of apathy and depression, which often have a direct impact on their …

By AH Potomac, 9:00 am on March 8, 2024

Most aging adults are eager to maintain as much of their independence as they can for as long as possible. Whether your senior loved one is adamant about never entering an assisted living facility or is currently staying with you in your home, having the right technology on hand can greatly increase everyone’s peace of …

By AH Potomac, 9:00 am on March 6, 2024

The signs of depression in aging adults aren’t always evident to families. Most people know withdrawn behavior and a sudden lack of interest in favorite pastimes are general warning signs of depression. However, not all seniors will exhibit such behaviors. As a matter of fact, there are a handful of symptoms that point to depression …