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Category: Senior Safety

Isolation and Loneliness in Seniors – Is it Time to Venture Out of the House?

After months of isolating, quarantining, and distancing from friends and family, stay-at-home orders have been relaxed this summer. However, for older adults in particular, is it safe to head out? Unfortunately, there’s no cut-and-dry answer, and a number of criteria need to be taken into account to arrive at the best decision for each individual. For […]

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Tips for Managing Dementia and Incontinence

Dementia care requires both compassion and creativity to manage a variety of complicated behaviors and effects, and that’s especially true when it comes to dementia and incontinence, something that is extremely common in Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. These tried-and-true strategies can be effective in minimizing the impact of incontinence and preventing an escalation […]

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5 Tough (But Normal) Caregiver Emotions – and How to Manage Them

If you’re feeling a bit discouraged in your role as caregiver, take heart; you’re in good company. Providing care for a loved one is perhaps one of the most complex roles we can hold: highly rewarding on one hand, while simultaneously frustrating and ever-evolving, often leading to caregiver emotions and feelings of doubt about whether […]

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The Importance of Hydration in Seniors and How to Help Maintain Optimum Fluid Intake

Did you realize…approximately 50% of all older adults are chronically under-hydrated, as reported by a new scientific study conducted at UCLA? Not only that, but seniors over age 65 account for the highest category of hospital admissions due to dehydration.    Dehydration can easily sneak up on older adults, who often have a decreased sensation of thirst, who […]

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Research Now Links These Common Prescriptions as Risk Factors for Dementia

They’re already understood to cause various short-term unwanted side effects, such as memory issues and confusion, but new research links some of the stronger anticholinergic drugs (such as those prescribed for Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, depression, and overactive bladder) to an increased risk factor for dementia.

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The Latest Approach to Chronic Care Services: Empowering Patients to Take Control

Regarding chronic diseases, seniors are the experts, hands down, with as many as 3 out of four seniors affected by several conditions that are on-going, necessitate extensive treatment, and put limitations on activities. With the continuous barrage of bloodwork along with other medical tests, doctors’ appointments and procedures, and medications, controlling chronic diseases can take […]

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Make the Most of Your Next Visit with Your Primary Care Doctor

On any given day, a physician usually has approximately 20 patients to see – combined with phone calls, paperwork, and other administrative duties. It leaves precious little time spent with each person, which explains why it’s crucial to optimize that time and ensure you clearly understand the results of each visit. At Midnight Sun Home […]

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Research Shows Top Senior Care Fear: Making a Mistake

“Of course Grandpa can move in with me!” Increasingly more family senior care providers are making this noble choice every day, signifying the beginning of lifestyle changes they may only fully understand when immersed in them. And while the rewards of providing care for an older family member are immeasurable, they are not without a […]

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Finding Purpose and Embracing Positivity in Everyday Life as a Senior Citizen

Think about a typical day in the life of a senior citizen. Hopefully, it provides a number of positive and enriching experiences: enjoying breakfast, engaging in a favorite hobby or interest, visiting with a relative or friend, watching a popular television show. However, there’s a difference between positivity and purpose; and the need for a […]

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Understanding the Wandering Behavior of Alzheimer’s Patients and How to Keep Them Safe

Of the numerous effects of Alzheimer’s disease, probably one of the most concerning is the person’s propensity for wandering and also the potential dangers that could develop in the event that the senior becomes disoriented or lost. Wandering may occur if the older adult is:

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