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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
These common meds may now be Alzheimer’s risk factors.

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
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If You Provide Senior Assistance at Home, Beware of These Common Injuries!

Even though the ultimate goal is always to increase safety and health for the aging adults they love, those providing senior assistance at home, unfortunately, sometimes end up diminishing their very own health in the process. Read More
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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
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Albuquerque Home Care Service Experts Provide Tips on Relieving the Pressure of Bed Sores

Impacting as many as one in every ten older adults, and even more prevalent in those who smoke, suffer from chronic conditions such as diabetes, or whose skin is much more fragile, bed sores (also called pressure sores or pressure injuries) are not merely extremely painful – they can quickly progress to infections that can spread to the bloodstream and even become life-threatening. Read More
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Bruising Easily Is Common Among Older Adults

Of the many changes that occur in aging, bruising easily is one that may be frightening for family members to observe in senior loved ones. While it’s important to consult with the senior’s doctor whenever there’s a concern with his or her health, it is also beneficial to realize that bruising in older adults is fairly common, resulting from the thinning of the skin and a reduction of fat experienced in aging. Read More