Category: Senior Injuries

Why Do People with Alzheimer’s Have Higher Risk of Falls?

Are you aware of the relationship between Alzheimer's disease and falling? About one-third of older people over the age of 65 will fall four times per year. For people with Alzheimer's disease, the percentage of falls increases by 50%. The most significant risk for falling is cognitive problems; mai [...]

Strokes and Sauna Use For Seniors

As we age, our immune system gets weaker, and we become much more susceptible to health problems. Did you know that strokes are the fourth leading cause of death in the United States? It causes more significant long-term disability than any other disease, and older people are at higher risk for s [...]

Why Professional Guardians Are NOT Protecting The Senior Community

There's a massive problem in our senior community, and it has to do with professional guardians. These professional guardians are not related to seniors and elderly individuals; these professional guardians attempt to get guardianship over a senior and do so relatively quickly and with no pushback f [...]

The Four Elements of a Medical Malpractice Case

Here is a disturbing statistic: medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States. You heard that right; it is right up there with heart disease and cancer. A recent study done by Johns Hopkins medical experts revealed that over 250,000 individuals in the United States died du [...]

Avoiding Financial Exploitation as a Senior

There is nothing more despicable than the exploitation of the aging population, let alone any age group. Elder abuse occurs in many forms, including financial exploitation. Financial elder abuse and exploitation accounts for more than $36 billion in losses to seniors. It is considered a form of elde [...]

Managing Diabetes for Older Adults

The Three P’s Of Diabetes

Diabetes often goes underrecognized because people can live with diabetes and have little to no symptoms. There are three P’s when it comes to diabetes: polydipsia, polyuria, and polyphagia. Polydipsia is an increase in thirst. Someone who is experiencing poly [...]

Avoiding Legionnaires’ Disease As A Senior

The Dangers of Legionnaires’ Disease

Legionnaires’ Disease is a severe form of bacterial pneumonia; it is much more severe than other bacterial pneumonias out in the community. It’s severe because 98% of the people that get this form of bacterial pneumonia end up hospitalized. Plus, [...]

Archives

Categories