Over 18 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea. And more than 5 million Americans, mostly seniors, are afflicted with Alzheimer's disease (ALZ). But is there a connection between the two conditions? Here are a few things to consider.
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If you suffer from gout, you know all too well the importance of staying away from bread and alcohol. With a little creative substituting, you can enjoy the same meals without launching a full-fledged assault on your body. Try these scrumptious pumpkin pancakes this Thanksgiving. You can eat them for breakfast or as a substitute for pumpkin pie. The best part is that a serving size is only 90 calories. Here's how to make them:
Multi-generational housing is making a comeback in its popularity and the reason for that is not simple. There are many reasons that people are choosing to live in multi-generational housing today. While many people may see multi-generational housing as a crowding problem and a nuisance, the truth is that it has many benefits for everyone involved in the situation.
Are you hearing more and more about how senior homeownership is on the rise? Of course, you wonder if that's true or just an anomaly. When home ownership rates begin to rise, people start looking for explanations. They need to understand what is driving the purchases and this section of the economy. So, here are a few facts and reasons why home ownership is on the rise among seniors.
As seniors age, they may be more susceptible to illness and injury. Sometimes they may get better with a short hospital stay and outpatient care, but sometimes more intensive therapy may be needed after they leave the hospital. They may need Skilled Rehab/Skilled Nursing services. Sometimes seniors will be sent to Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF) to recover and receive necessary therapies on an inpatient basis. Unfortunately, this can be very costly and many families are not prepared to cover the cost, as the need for skilled nursing care is often unexpected. Medicare does pay for SNF, but there are several conditions that need to be met for the patient to be eligible for these services.
Wandering is one of the behaviors that you can expect from a senior who suffers from Alzheimer's or another form of dementia. There are many ways that you can help a senior who is prone to wandering as well as to stop the wandering behavior when you feel it's dangerous.
Sometimes, seniors get very set in their ways as they get older. So they might want to get a pet but they might also be very resistant to the idea. They may get anxious and worried about taking care of the pet. Little things such as the pet’s grooming or taking the pet to the vet might stress them out.
It seems as if summer is so short and suddenly it's back-to-school! Time to get ready for school to begin in late summer or fall, and your list of things to do has doubled. If you are taking care of a senior at home, getting your kids ready for school can completely upset your routine. Being part of the sandwich generation, sandwiched between caring for an elderly relative and your children, can be overwhelming. To help you cope with a busy schedule, here are some back-to-school tips for stay-at-home caregivers.