Month: March 2022
Do you drink enough water on a daily basis? What about your elderly loved ones? Many of us don’t! And because we lead busy lives and have dozens of things to worry about on a daily basis, we often forget to hydrate properly. When you’re younger you can sometimes get away with not drinking enough… Continue reading What are the signs of dehydration in seniors?
When a loved one is diagnosed with dementia, the diagnosis affects the entire family. Depending on how severe their dementia is and how quickly it progresses, you may need to start making plans for full-time care for your loved one. As a parent, your natural instinct is to protect your child from things that may… Continue reading How to explain dementia to children
Gardening is a favorite pastime for many older adults, especially for our residents at UMC at Pitman. Hobbies are a huge part of retirement and being able to continue doing what you love is important to anyone’s overall health. That’s why it’s important for us to highlight proper safety tips for seniors to take while… Continue reading 5 Safety Tips for Seniors Who Garden
If you’ve been caring for your senior parent with dementia, you have probably come to realize that your relationship will be different from now on. One of the major, most noticeable changes is how you communicate. Altering and adapting the ways in which you communicate with your loved one is essential to maintaining a strong… Continue reading Tips on How to Explain Dementia to Grandkids
Hearing loss is a common effect of aging, affecting over 33% of Americans over the age of 65 and over 50% of Americans over the age of 70. Unfortunately, there is some resistance against getting a hearing aid amongst people with moderate to severe deafness. Loss of hearing has a much greater impact on quality… Continue reading Sound Advice on Hearing Loss in Older Adults