A stroke is a very serious and potentially life-threatening medical condition that happens when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off. Strokes are a medical emergency, and need to be treated at a hospital as soon as possible. Quick medical treatment will reduce the risk of brain damage and other complications… Continue reading Stroke warning signs & prevention tips
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