Posts Tagged: elder care MA

Caring For Loved Ones With Dementia

Caring for a loved one with dementia poses many challenges for families and caregivers. People with dementia from conditions such as Alzheimer’s and related diseases have a progressive biological brain disorder that makes it more and more difficult for them to remember things, think clearly, communicate with others, and take care of themselves.   Improving your… Read more »

Top Five Reasons To Promote In Home Senior Care

If you have an elderly loved one, chances are you have spent more than one sleepless night worrying about their future. When faced with the daunting task of caregiving, many don’t know where to begin but, the answer may as simple as letting them stay put—helping them age comfortably at home. Home care is not… Read more »

Quick and Healthy Foods for Picky Eaters

By: Marlo Sollitto “Mom won’t eat.  She’s down to 85 pounds.” “Dad refuses to cook.  He’s withering away to skin and bones.” Getting seniors to eat a balanced diet can be challenging.  In fact, getting seniors to eat anything at all is a problem many caregivers face. There are many reasons why elderly people don’t… Read more »

Why Seniors Have Different Nutritional Needs

By: Dr. Lindsay Jones-Born Eating well is important at any age, but even more necessary for seniors because nutritional needs change as we age.  Adequate nutrition is necessary for health, vitality and quality of life.  Unfortunately, for a variety of reasons many seniors are not eating as well as they should, which can lead to… Read more »

7 Steps to Healthy Aging, Happy Aging

By Diana Rodriguez Getting older doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll have a slew of medical conditions or poor quality of life.  Getting older involves change, both negative and positive, but you can enjoy aging if you understand what’s going on with your body and take steps to maintain your health.  Many different things happen to your… Read more »

5 great Reasons to See a Geriatrician

By Chris Iliades, MD Geriatricians are specialists in senior health, trained in caring for an aging body.  Their knowledge can help keep you happy and healthy throughout your golden years. As the baby boomer generation enters its senior years, one in five Americans will be over 65.  In fact, seniors over age 85 are the… Read more »

7 Flu Myths You Shouldn’t Believe

By Mario Sollitto Myths about the flu are everywhere.  Here are some common myths, as well as facts about the flu: Flu Myth #1:  Getting a flu vaccine can give you the flu. According to the National Foundation for Infectious Disease, there is no way that the flu vaccine can give you the flu because… Read more »

How Much Sleep Do Seniors Need?

  By Diana Rodriques Getting enough sleep is important for everyone, but it’s especially vital for seniors. Follow these steps to a better night’s rest.   Many seniors deal with a number of health problems related to aging – one in particular is not getting enough healthy sleep. It’s not the advancing of age per… Read more »

Traveling with Dementia

(Alzheimer’s Association) If a person has Alzheimer’s or other dementia, it doesn’t mean he or she can no longer participate in meaningful activities such as travel; but it does require planning to ensure safety and enjoyment for everyone.   DECIDING TO TRAVEL Whether taking a short trip to see friends and family or traveling a… Read more »