Seniors are at high risk for serious falls The gradual physical changes of aging add up to increased fall risk for older adults. In fact, the CDC says that people aged 65+ have a greater than 25% chance of falling. And if someone falls once, their chance of falling again doubles, meaning there’s over 50% … Read more6 Age-Related Changes That Increase Senior Fall Risk
When problems arise, it is easy to hope that others will take care of them. And this is common practice in the human experience. We call it “diffusion of responsibility.”
Glial cells are the main type of brain cell besides neurons. Formerly thought to only play a supporting role, they are increasingly recognized as highly dynamic and interactive.
A POLST supplements a living will One of the main goals of planning for end of life is to help your older adult document their wishes. That way their preferences can still be carried out even if they’re not able to speak for themselves. A living will like the Five Wishes form helps with this. … Read moreHonor End-of-Life Wishes With a POLST Form
We Americans are proud of our individualism and self-reliance; selfishness is different. It implies that we care little about the life possibilities of other people.
How do I bring Max and Ben into my future (my aging) and help them become real carers—not caregivers, caring brothers—to their autistic brother Nat while living three hours away?
Why would someone with Alzheimer’s refuse medication? Getting someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia to take their medicine can be an ongoing challenge for many caregivers. Refusing to take medication could be a response to being confused or feeling afraid of what they’re being asked to do. Your older adult might also feel like they don’t … Read more11 Ways to Get Someone with Dementia to Take Medication
Customers want to give feedback but feel companies don’t care about their opinion. The trust and empathy gaps have created a vicious cycle, devaluing survey-based research.
COVID-19, for all its hardships, may have led to a reduction in mental health stigma and improved access to mental healthcare.
Widespread stigma against homeless people makes it more challenging to get them the support they need.