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How to Add Joy to Everyday Activities for Seniors

When caring for an elderly loved one, it can be easy to slip into a humdrum routine of slogging through one mundane task after another. However, with just a little creativity, even the most monotonous of activities can become an enjoyable and anticipated event. While there are an unlimited number of ideas for planned activities [...]

10 Treatments That May Do More Harm Than Good

If your doctor prescribes a specific medication or procedure for you, you’re probably likely to follow his or her advice without questioning it. According to the American Geriatrics Society, however, it’s wise to be informed and to question treatments which may not only be unnecessary, but potentially harmful. Choosing Wisely, an initiative founded by the [...]

2017-08-11T17:01:21+00:00 Categories: Elder Care Topics|Tags: , |

As Little as 15 Minutes Can Change the Life of a Stroke Victim

Every minute counts when it comes to getting help when a stroke occurs. The American Heart Association reports that stroke survivors may lose a month of healthy life for every 15-minute delay in treatment before receiving the clot-busting drug tissue plasminogen activator (tPA). According to the lead author of the study, Atte Meretoja, M.D., Ph.D., [...]

2017-08-11T17:01:21+00:00 Categories: Stroke|Tags: , |

Is Alzheimer’s Disease in YOUR Future?

The ability to see into the future has long been a fascination; now, it may have become a reality, thanks to a new blood test touted to determine up to three years in advance of symptoms whether someone will be afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease. But would you want to know if the disease was impending? [...]

A Step Towards Better Diabetes Health

Diabetes is becoming a nationwide epidemic that causes major health complications for millions of Americans each year. For those hoping to reduce complications with diabetes, it all starts with a simple step: caring for your feet daily. For diabetics, issues with the legs and feet are the primary cause of hospitalizations. However, doctors claim that [...]

2017-08-11T17:01:21+00:00 Categories: Diabetes|Tags: , , |

Why Becoming Your Parent’s Parent Is a Bad Idea

Caring for an aging parent often creates a complex relationship between the parent, who is used to advising and assisting the child, and the adult child who now feels as though she is in a parent-like role caring for her own parent. According to Forbes contributing writer Howard Gleckman, however, the worst advice for a [...]

Surprising Reasons San Francisco Seniors Struggle to Meet Nutritional Goals and Simple Solutions to Help

Age changes many things about a person, including his or her appetite and eating habits. Some normal aspects of aging, like chewing issues and the effects of certain medications, can make it difficult for seniors to get the nutrition they need. Luckily, the Food and Drug Administration offers some solutions to several common problems that [...]

2017-08-11T17:01:22+00:00 Categories: Diet & Nutrition|Tags: , , , |

Reliable Caregivers’ Tips for Helping Seniors Get the Nutrition They Need

We all know that after a certain age, eating unlimited amounts of pizza will take on the adage “a moment on the lips; a lifetime on the hips”. Simply put, older adults have lower caloric requirements due to increased body fat and a decrease in calorie-burning activity. Reliable Caregivers understands that the key to helping [...]

2017-08-11T17:01:22+00:00 Categories: Diet & Nutrition|Tags: , , , |