Ways to Prevent Dry Skin in Elderly Adults

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Ways to Prevent Dry Skin in Elderly Adults

As we age, our skin gets more dry and more delicate. As reported by Medscape, up to 75% of older adults endure dry, flaky skin, which is not only easily damaged (cut, scratched, or bruised), but also frequently results in uncomfortable itchiness. The most prevalent places for dry skin in elderly adults are the elbows,… Read more »

Top Tips for Caring for Challenging Alzheimer’s Symptoms

As Alzheimer’s disease progresses, a number of complex Alzheimer’s symptoms have to be carefully managed, the most difficult of which include hallucinations, illusions, and suspicions that others are out to cause the person problems or harm. False perceptions such as these occur most commonly in the advanced phases of progressive dementia because of changes within… Read more »

Navigating the Alternate Realities Created by Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease alters a senior’s mind so that recollections surrounding more recent incidents are lost or mixed up while those from the more distant past often remain intact. This can possibly cause the past to make more sense to an older adult with Alzheimer’s disease than the present. The senior’s alternate reality can be his… Read more »

What Payment Options Are Available to You for Elderly Home Health Equipment?

Could your older loved one benefit from more stability in the shower or tub? Does he or she require a walker or rollator to move around? Then it’s probable that you’ll soon be in the market for home health equipment. It’s also possible that you’re wondering how to cover the cost for these assistive devices,… Read more »

Durable Medical Equipment That Makes Life at Home Safer and Easier

Durable medical equipment can make everyday life around the house simpler and more comfortable for seniors. There are a plethora of assistive items for in-home care on the market nowadays to choose from, and it can be difficult to decide which is best for your situation. At Live Well at Home by Eskaton, we want… Read more »

Companionship and Social Activities for the Elderly Show Scientific Benefits

It appears intuitive to some that socializing with others promotes wellbeing by maintaining connections to other people’s experiences, beliefs, struggles, humor, points of view, and a number of other human occurrences. Now, scientific studies are revealing that socializing with other people actually may enhance the health of your brain and your body; and thus, encouraging… Read more »

Parkinson’s in the Elderly: What You Need to Know

Most common in men, and more widespread than muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, and Lou Gehrig’s disease combined, Parkinson’s disease strikes upwards of 7 – 10 million people globally, with another 600,000 Americans diagnosed each year. And while each person’s encounter with the disease may differ in severity, there are five stages of advancement that are… Read more »

Multiple Sclerosis Home Care 101: Living Comfortably with MS at Home

As the famous author Jane Austen said, “There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.” And for someone with a chronic condition, like multiple sclerosis, comfort is imperative, as is safety. If your loved one has been diagnosed with the illness, the first step in providing excellent multiple sclerosis home care should be… Read more »

The Keys Things To Know About Multiple Sclerosis in Adults

Although there is no cure for multiple sclerosis (MS), hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S. are living with it – approximately 400,000 people to be exact, and of that, 86 percent list fatigue as the number one symptom of their disease. The cause of MS is unknown; it is not contagious or known… Read more »

Helping Loved Ones Get Active in Senior Fitness Programs

Stepping into a routine exercise program is daunting at any age. Exercising is tiring. We don’t want to spend the time. We’re feeling sore from yesterday’s workout. We have all made excuses like these for not exercising; but frailty and advanced age make it even harder to stick to an exercise regimen. Live Well at… Read more »

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