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Helping Older Adults Manage UTIs in Huntsville, AL
Helping Older Adults Manage UTIs in Huntsville, AL
By Gleria Anderson, 9:00 am on August 9, 2018

A urinary tract infection occurs whenever bacteria infects the urinary tract in harmful levels and causes intense urges to urinate, pain while urinating, fever, and lower back pain. Even a very mild urinary tract infection can be uncomfortable, and if it becomes more severe, it can become a dangerous infection…

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Lowering Diabetes Risk in Seniors in Huntsville, AL
Lowering Diabetes Risk in Seniors in Huntsville, AL
By Gleria Anderson, 9:00 am on July 19, 2018

Diabetes can develop in older adults as the body becomes less sensitive to insulin and can no longer metabolize glucose properly. Excessively high levels of sugar in the blood can lead to nerve damage, slow healing, and a variety of other issues. Even when it is properly treated and managed,…

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Top 5 Parkinson’s Care Tips for Family Caregivers in Huntsville, AL
Top 5 Parkinson’s Care Tips for Family Caregivers in Huntsville, AL
By Gleria Anderson, 9:00 am on July 5, 2018

Caring for a senior loved one with Parkinson’s disease comes with certain challenges. Since this disease has no cure, caregivers can expect to provide ongoing care for their family member. Parkinson’s disease also becomes progressively worse, which makes it important to keep the following tips in mind.  1. Stay Organized …

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How to Help Seniors Prevent Diabetes in Huntsville, AL
How to Help Seniors Prevent Diabetes in Huntsville, AL
By Gleria Anderson, 9:00 am on June 21, 2018

When diabetes is not managed correctly, it can have devastating effects on the body, causing serious damage to the eyes, kidneys, feet, heart, and more. If your senior loved one is at high risk for diabetes, there are some things you can do to help him or her prevent it…

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7 Superfoods Seniors Should Include in Their Diets in Huntsville, AL
7 Superfoods Seniors Should Include in Their Diets in Huntsville, AL
By Gleria Anderson, 9:00 am on June 7, 2018

Eating healthy in the golden years is as critical as it is during childhood and adolescence. Because many older adults have a smaller appetite, it’s important that the foods they eat are rich in nutrients. Encourage your senior loved one to include the following superfoods in his or her diet…

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6 Tips to Lower Your Aging Loved One’s Risk of Alzheimer’s in Huntsville, AL
6 Tips to Lower Your Aging Loved One’s Risk of Alzheimer’s in Huntsville, AL
By Gleria Anderson, 9:00 am on May 24, 2018

Alzheimer’s is an incredibly complex disease, and doctors still have quite a bit to learn about it. This progressive disorder can be caused by many different factors, which is why seniors need to follow a comprehensive wellness plan that preserves their cognitive health. Here is a quick look at six…

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Traits to Looks for in a Professional In-Home Caregiver in Huntsville, AL
Traits to Looks for in a Professional In-Home Caregiver in Huntsville, AL
By Gleria Anderson, 9:00 am on May 10, 2018

Choosing a caregiver for your aging loved one is a big step, which is why you should take some time to find the perfect person. You will need to conduct interviews and allow your loved one to be involved in the process. While on the search for a professional caregiver,…

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What to Do If Your Elderly Loved One Falls in Huntsville, AL
What to Do If Your Elderly Loved One Falls in Huntsville, AL
By Gleria Anderson, 9:00 am on April 19, 2018

Family caregivers should do everything possible to help their elderly loved ones prevent falls, such as helping them build muscle strength, removing clutter from the pathways, and keeping the floors dry. However, seniors are more prone to slips and falls compared to other age groups due to their decreased bone…

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5 Early Parkinson's Symptoms to Watch For in Huntsville, AL
5 Early Parkinson's Symptoms to Watch For in Huntsville, AL
By Gleria Anderson, 9:00 am on April 5, 2018

Parkinson’s disease is difficult to diagnose because symptoms may also be present in other medical conditions. However, the symptoms produced by Parkinson’s disease are easier to control when it is diagnosed in the early stages. Certain signs appear when the disease process initially develops. Recognizing the changes can help seniors…

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How to Tell If a Senior Is Developing Dementia in Huntsville, AL
How to Tell If a Senior Is Developing Dementia in Huntsville, AL
By Gleria Anderson, 9:00 am on March 22, 2018

In its early stages, dementia can be difficult to recognize. Many of the first symptoms of dementia are hard to distinguish from the symptoms of ordinary aging. Here are a few warning signs of dementia that family caregivers should watch for.  Disruptive Memory Loss Memory loss is often the first…

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