How Stroke Risks Differ for Women

Senior Care in Gastonia NC: Both men and women can be affected by stroke, but women may be more at risk than their male counterparts.

How Can a Stress Test Help Your Loved-One?

Elder Care in Matthews NC: Did your elderly loved-one’s doctor order a stress test? Here’s what you can expect.

Are There Mental Signs from Your Loved-One that Signal Trouble for Her?

Homecare in Charlotte NC: Sometimes your elderly loved-one needs more help than she’s willing to admit to you. These changes to her mental state are signs you can look for as your senior goes about her daily life.

What is a Silent Stroke?

Caregiver in Waxhaw NC: Experts say that between 8 and 11 million people in the United States have silent strokes each year—and many don’t even know it. Silent strokes are so common, and so often undiagnosed, that researchers believe they account for 97 percent of all strokes suffered in the U.S. per year.

Caregiver-Drugs on the Horizon for Those with Alzheimer’s

Elder Care in Waxhaw NC: The National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s was released in 2012. It allocates $50 million to support Alzheimer’s research. The goals are to prevent and treat the disease by 2025 as well as optimize care, expand support, increase awareness and track progress.

Home Care-Helping your Parent Maintain Their Balance

Balance is the ability to maintain the body’s position whether moving or remaining still. It is essential to one’s safety. Considering that falls are the leading cause of injury in the elderly and that one-third of adults age 65 and older fall every year, helping your loved one retain their balance as they age is vital to their well-being.

Keeping your Eyes Healthy as you Age

Elder Care in Charlotte NC: Some changes in the structure of the eyes are normal as one ages. There are, however, diseases of the eye that are more likely to occur that are not normal and can be prevented. Here are some tips for you to follow to help keep your senior’s eyes healthier.

How to Choose the Right Mobility Device

As people get older, sometimes they have difficulty getting around as well as they once did. Mobility issues can be caused by pain from conditions like arthritis, loss of balance, or weakness. If your parent is experiencing mobility problems, you should start with a visit to the doctor or a physical therapist who can make […]

Caring for a Parent Following a Heart Attack

A heart attack can be a life altering event, for both better or for worse. It can help one realize the goodness that resides in one’s community and family, and remind someone about the importance of appreciating the beauty of daily life. For some, it begins the development of a “bucket list.” For others, it […]

Are You Actively Engaging Your Loved One in Wellness Activities?

Wellness isn’t something that just happens, especially as your loved one grows older. It takes keeping up with some specific activities and tasks. Here are some that you and your loved one can try together. Work Closely with Her Doctor. Your first step is to work closely with your loved one’s doctor. You’ll want to […]