Preventing Falls in Seniors with Alzheimer’s

This page has been reviewed by a medical professional. Reviewed by Dr. Phil Mitchell, MD, MS Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive form of dementia that affects the brain and a person’s cognitive abilities. Symptoms include memory loss, confusion, and difficulties with problem solving, communication, language, and thinking. One of the worst consequences of this unforgiving […]

Caring for Seniors Who Have Recently Broken a Bone

This page has been reviewed by a medical professional. Reviewed by Dr. Phil Mitchell, MD, MS Once upon a time, we lived in a world where drinking a tall glass of milk every day was enough to keep bones strong. Since then, research has shown otherwise. Broken bones, are a common phenomena that affect millions […]

The Most Common Skin Infections Found in Seniors & How to Prevent Them

Flashback to Biology 101: What is the body’s largest organ? If you guessed right, then give me some skin. Your skin protects you from exposure to germs and bacteria that could otherwise cause serious harm to internal organs. While skin is a super barrier against most irritants, like any organ, it’s still susceptible to infection. […]

The Spread of the Flu in Senior Communities

It’s a widely known fact that adults over the age of 65 are at a much higher risk for serious complications related to the flu. If just one person in a senior community gets sick, the flu can rapidly spread through the whole group, causing untold illnesses and even deaths. There are ways to protect […]