Author: Sam Grant

How to Know if One Needs Hearing Aids

Some hearing loss is expected as we grow older. However, for some people, that hearing loss can interfere with everyday life. How does a person know when it’s time to get his or her hearing checked? The following are signs that a hearing check is in order: • Thinking that everyone sounds like they are[…]

Relaxation Tips for Caregivers

Caregiver burnout is when a caregiver experiences anxiety, fatigue, and physical ailments related to their caregiving duties. Caregivers of all varieties, from nurses to family volunteers, are at risk for having it. Burnout is usually the result of taking too little time to care for oneself. Caregiving for another is important, but it’s also important[…]

Things to Know Before Buying Hearing Aids

With age comes new challenges. A common one being hearing loss. Hearing loss can lead to decreased quality of life. Hearing aids are often sought out to help improve the situation. However, there are some things to consider before buying them. • You may have to buy more than one: We hear with both of[…]

Helpful Items to Bring for Chemo

Chemotherapy is not easy. In fact, it can be quite daunting. Hospital and clinical settings are unnerving for many people. However, there are items one can bring to his or her infusion session to help make the trip brighter and more comfortable. A blanket: Infusion clinics are often kept cold. Sitting in there for a[…]

Kitchen Safety Tips for Senior Citizens

Kitchen safety is important for anyone, but especially senior citizens. Kitchens rank behind bathrooms as the room that older Americans are most likely to experience accidents in. This is partly due to slower reflexes. The kinds of accidents that happen in the kitchen vary from burns to falls. We will outline some tips to keep[…]

Can Diet Help Improve Psoriasis Symptoms?

Psoriasis is an auto-immune disorder that results in patches of red and scaly skin, among other symptoms. Currently, there is no cure for it, only ways to help manage it. A recent study may have revealed a new way to treat psoriasis through diet. The study examined over 3,500 people with psoriasis. Researchers examined their[…]

Challenges Faced by Parkinson’s Caregivers

Parkinson’s is a progressive disorder, meaning symptoms get worse over time. Parkinson’s is also unpredictable with fluctuating changes in condition. At times, these changes can happen daily. This presents unique challenges to Parkinson’s patients and their caregivers. We will shed light on how to deal with some of them below. Feelings of exploitation: The unpredictable[…]

Preventing Falls: Some Steps to Take

With June being National Safety Month, this is a good time to discuss fall prevention. Falls are the biggest cause of injury among older adults. There are many factors that can lead to falls, thus there are many potential steps to try and prevent them. We’ll present an overview of what you can do to[…]

Promoting Emotional Well-Being in Seniors

Caregiving is not just about tending to physical health, there is an obligation to help with emotional and mental health as well. It’s important to know how to tend to emotional well-being to optimize overall health. We will go over some ways to do this below. • When possible, promote physical activity: Exercise has been[…]

Health Benefits of Watermelon

Watermelon is a favorite summertime treat. It’s a crisp, cool way to get some refreshment against the sizzling heat. Just how good for you is it, though? Below we’ll outline some health benefits of watermelon. • Hydration: Given the name, it’s not surprising watermelon is a good source of water. In fact, it’s over 90%[…]