Midnight Sun Home Care Blog

Category: Senior Safety

Wake Up to the Dangers of Sleeping Drugs for Older Adults

Is there anything better than getting up well rested after a great night’s sleep, completely energized and ready to face your day? For most older adults – as much as a third of them – getting enough sleep only occurs inside their dreams. And sadly, it is a common assumption that inadequate sleep is just […]

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Is It Just a Case of Senior Blues? Or Could It Be an Elderly Mental Health Concern?

They’re common concerns in older years: fatigue, sleeping problems, lack of appetite. And often, they’re written off as just that. Yet for nearly 8 million elders over age 65, these signs and symptoms are indicative of something significantly more than normal aging – they’re signs and symptoms of elderly mental health problems. And only a […]

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Solo Agers: Do You Have a Designated Senior Planner?

If you are a baby boomer without children, the new term "solo ager" applies to you. This strong and self-reliant group faces some distinct concerns in aging, chiefly who to designate as guardian and decision-maker in the event that they become unable to do so themselves. Inside her book, Essential Retirement Planning for Solo Agers, […]

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Know the Risks Before Trying Alternative Supplements for Alzheimer’s Disease

As the saying goes, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. That could very well pertain to the recent influx of corporations touting alternative supplements, dietary programs, and herbal concoctions in order to cure, or at the very least minimize, the ramifications of Alzheimer’s disease. The Alzheimer’s Association would like to […]

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Can Surgeries Lead to Cognitive Impairment in Seniors?

Undergoing surgery for seniors always involves some inherent risks, but there is a little-known effect impacting a significant number of seniors following surgery that we all must be aware of: POCD (postoperative cognitive dysfunction). POCD takes place in more than 25% of seniors in the days and even weeks just after non-cardiac surgery, and may […]

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Steer Clear of This Latest Senior Fraud Danger

  Telephone scams aimed at the elderly aren't anything new, with an astounding $36 billion lost every year to financial abuse. And the current senior fraud danger circulating is hard for most seniors to recognize until it’s too late. Center for Elder Law and Justice attorney Nicole K. Parshall explains, “There is always a new […]

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