Prescription Medicine

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
Aging patient discusses medication with nurse

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
Home caregiver helping an elderly man out of bed

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
hospice Ogden

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
home health agencies in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Top Medication Management Tips for Seniors

With more than 10,000 prescription drugs available in the United States, it’s no wonder that so many seniors – approximately one in three – are taking at least five of them each and every day. Read More
home care Albuquerque

How to Discuss End-of-Life Issues with Your Loved One: Hospice Tips from Harmony Home Health & Hospice

When a loved one has been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness, it may feel as though the best thing to do is to talk about anything and everything EXCEPT that diagnosis, to maintain a positive, upbeat atmosphere to keep the person’s spirits lifted. Read More
hospice Salt Lake City

6 Things You Need to Know About Hospice Care

When someone you love enters into hospice care, it’s often an overwhelming and emotionally charged time for the family, raising a number of questions. What exactly does hospice care mean? Who provides care for your loved one throughout this time? Read More
Salt Lake City home health care

Managing Relationship Challenges Following a Traumatic Brain Injury

Along with the many life changes after a traumatic brain injury (TBI), intimate relationships are impacted in a variety of ways due to: Read More
home health aide Salt Lake City

12 Strategies to Ease Traumatic Brain Injury Care

Taking care of a loved one who’s undergone a traumatic brain injury can be easier to manage when armed with education and insight. The recommendations below, courtesy of the Provo home care professionals at Harmony Home Health & Hospice, can minimize stress and frustration for both family caregivers and traumatic brain injury survivors. Read More