Entries by Harmony Home Health & Hospice

The Surprising New Way of Managing Hot Flashes for Breast Cancer Survivors

For quite a few survivors of breast cancer, managing hot flashes – sometimes as often as several times each and every day – makes daily life a challenge. And even though there are a variety of treatment solutions available, one surprising approach is starting to gain in popularity: acupuncture. Read More

Dementia Care From the Provo Home Care Experts

Although scores of senior loved ones are dealing with the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease, an even greater number of family members are trying to cope with taking care of them. Surprisingly, nearly 75% of family care providers are managing their older loved ones’ dementia care needs alone, with only 26% reaching out for professional care support. Read More

Elderly Care in Salt Lake City, UT Focuses On Cutting-Edge Alzheimer’s Treatment Options

The latest Alzheimer’s statistics are worrying. The disease is now the 6th leading cause of death, rising above both breast cancer and prostate cancer put together. And even though deaths from other chronic health conditions, including cardiovascular disease, are decreasing, those from Alzheimer’s have increased in excess of 100%. Read More

Alzheimer’s Risk Factors Now Include These Common Medications

They’re currently recognized to result in a number of short-term side-effects, such as memory loss and confusion, but new research suggests several of the stronger anticholinergic drugs (such as those prescribed for Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, depression, and overactive bladder) may now be Alzheimer’s risk factors. Read More

How Patients Are Being Empowered to Take Control of Chronic Condition Management

On the subject of chronic diseases, the elderly are the experts, hands down, with nearly 3 out of 4 older persons dealing with ongoing chronic condition management. With the constant barrage of bloodwork as well as other medical tests, doctors’ appointments and procedures, and medications, controlling chronic diseases usually takes both a physical and emotional toll, and can quickly become overwhelming. Read More

How to Help Older Adults Overcome Medication Non-Adherence

Medications can both improve and save lives, but there is a hidden danger that can lead to dire consequences — the risk of medication non-adherence.
Statistics show that as many as 125,000 people lose their lives each year as a result of prescription medication non-adherence, a number that’s twice as large as those who die from car accidents. Read More