Without requiring extensive modifications, caregivers can use thoughtful design to transform an elderly relative's home space into a supportive environment that optimizes independence and allows for senior occupants to safely age in place.
The premise behind homeopathy is that it can stimulate the body's own self-healing responses. Thousands of people swear by it, but there are some things you should consider before opting for these treatments. Use this guide to decide if homeopathic medicine is right for you or your loved one.
The guidelines for normal and high blood pressure aren’t always black and white, especially for older adults. Caregivers should take an active role in helping seniors monitor their blood pressure to ensure hypertension is detected and treated promptly.
High blood cholesterol on its own does not cause symptoms, so many people are unaware that their cholesterol level is too high. Learn what affects cholesterol levels in the blood and how you can control this health threat.
A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye that affects vision in elderly people. Left untreated, cataracts can greatly impact vision, making driving, walking and other daily activities dangerous for elders.
Although no treatment has been proven to stop or slow the progression of AD, some prescription drugs have been shown to help minimize behavioral symptoms for some patients over a limited period of time.