Tag Archives: senior care
People over age 65 with high psychosocial distress face increased risk of stroke, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Stroke. Psychosocial distress is a broad concept that includes depression, stress, a negative outlook and dissatisfaction with … Continue reading
Many of us have heard the sad stories of older adults being scammed by unscrupulous salesman. I’ve always thought they may have fallen victim because they tend to trust people more because seniors tend to believe in the inherent goodness in others. … Continue reading
The following is a guest post by Dan Moratto, Marketing manager for Via Christi Hospitals in Wichita. My wife and I are really struggling with making decisions on the care of her 91-year-old father. First it was when to move … Continue reading
Jane Brand considers herself to be a classic member of the “sandwich generation” — baby boomers who are simultaneously caring for their children and their parents. She directs and manages the health care needs of her husband Tony, their six … Continue reading
According to a new report by the World Health Organization, nearly 35.6 million people live with dementia. This number is expected to double by 2030 (65.7 million) and more than triple by 2050 (115.4 million).
When Rhonda Hicks first realized her mother, Hazel Thomas, was suffering from dementia, she took over her care, but had little idea what she was getting into. Hazel had several different doctors due to her medical condition and her daughter … Continue reading