The Most Common Signs of Dehydration in the Elderly

Some symptoms of health issues come on suddenly: severe pain, shortness of breath, and fainting, to name a few. Others are slow and sneaky, creating serious health complications before you can even recognize the problem. The biggest culprit? Dehydration. Dehydration is the most common electrolyte and fluid concern among seniors thanks to its often-undetected symptoms. […]

The Best Ways to Prevent Dehydration in Seniors with Alzheimer’s

It’s a common misconception that dehydration is easy to detect and easy to prevent. Many assume the body has a foolproof early warning system that alerts us when we need to increase our fluid intake—thirst. While this is the primary mechanism to prevent dehydration, it’s not the fail-safe people think it is. Truth be told, […]

Why Are the Elderly More Vulnerable to Food Poisoning?

It might start with a general feeling of weakness and a lack of energy, what some people call “a case of the blahs.” As the hours pass, you experience additional symptoms such as chills, fever, and a headache. You wonder if this is the start of the flu as you sit in your recliner, shivering […]

Healthcare Cost Confusion Magnified for Seniors

One of life’s great mysteries is the cost of healthcare. In many cases, it can feel like giving a health provider a blank check and letting them fill in the amount. Only then does the patient know the price. It’s confusing and frustrating. For seniors, concerns can be amplified. As age increases, so does the […]