How to Manage Sleep Problems Related to Alzheimer’s

According to the Mayo Clinic, sleep disturbances may affect up to 25 percent of people with mild to moderate dementia and 50 percent with severe dementia. This group of symptoms affect memory, language, problem solving skills and social abilities. As these cognitive functions continue to deteriorate, sleeping patterns also worsen with disease progression. Changes in…

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Walker Safety Tips for Seniors

Mobility devices, including walkers, electric scooters and canes, have become increasingly popular among adults over age 65. These mobility aids can help older individuals stay balanced, coordinated and decrease risk of potentially dangerous falls. If you or a loved one is losing strength, endurance or experiencing other age-related restrictions, a doctor may recommend a walker…

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How Seniors Can Maintain a Quality Hygiene Routine

Personal hygiene is important at all stages of life. Taking care of your body is essential for keeping yourself clean and healthy. Unfortunately, it’s common for older adults to forget or neglect their personal hygiene – especially those with a loss of cognitive functioning. Establishing a step-by-step routine can help prevent illness and also be…

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Common Sleep Problems for Seniors

While you may have heard we need less sleep with age, that’s actually a myth! Adults of all ages should strive for at least 7 hours of sleep per night. Seniors over 65 are advised to get 7 to 8 hours of sleep to keep their bodies and minds healthy. Unfortunately, it’s common for seniors…

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