Posts Tagged: home health care south shore MA

How to Protect Elders From Frigid Winter Weather

  Anne-Marie Botek  Chilling temperatures and treacherous snow and ice can terrorize the elderly and their caregivers during the winter months. Here are a few things to keep in mind to help keep seniors safe during the frigid season approaches:   Hypothermia- Each year, half of Americans who die from hypothermia are at least 65… Read more »

Safety Tips for Seniors

A recent study conducted for the National Institute of Aging found that about 22 percent of elderly Americans age 71 and older – about 5.4 million people – are already experiencing some degree of decline in their mental facilities. The problem may not be severe enough to prevent taking care of their daily activities, but… Read more »

Help For Sundowners

sundowners and sleep: “tips for finding balance” as noted in the 12/3/13 article from “A Place for Mom”. Sundown syndrome is a term that describes the onset of confusion and agitation that generally affects people with dementia or cognitive impairment and usually strikes around sunset.  Many people, though, use the term to loosely describe increased… Read more »

The Benefits of Animal Therapy

  …how animal therapy helps dementia patients by Madeline Vann, MPH for Everyday Health “Even people with Alzheimer’s recognize a dog and they see that the dog is someone new in their environment. I think they see it as someone with whom they can interact without any worry,” explains Mara M. Baun, DNSc, a coordinator… Read more »