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Elderly Bruising

Posted on September 7, 2016



We expect our skin to change as we age. Though we may take strides to postpone changes like age spots, lines and wrinkles, most of us eventually accept these changes, even coming to see them as the badges of honor that we gain for a life well lived. Easy bruising, however, is a change that catches many older adults by surprise. Alarming though it may be

Seniors and Strokes: What You Need to Know

Posted on August 31, 2016



According to the CDC, strokes are the fifth leading cause of death in the United States. Each year, nearly 800,000 suffer from a stroke, and nearly three quarters of those people will be over the age of 65. In fact, between the ages of 55 and 85, the risk of having a stroke doubles every decade. Strokes are responsible for more long

Preventing Social Isolation in Seniors

Posted on August 24, 2016



For many seniors, continuing to live in their own home provides them with the privacy and freedom that they feel that they would give up if they moved to a senior living community. Unfortunately, according to a recent study, nearly half of seniors who age in place experience social isolation. Social connections are important at every stage of life, and loneliness is

Memory Loss: What is Normal?

Posted on August 17, 2016


These days, we’re bombarded with information from every direction. With so much to keep track of, it’s no wonder that we all experience forgetfulness, especially as we grow older. How do you decide if your loved one’s memory loss is a normal part of aging or indicative that something more serious is going on? Keep reading to learn about the differences between normal age-related



According to the FTC, 76% of the people who reported being the victim of a scam between January and August of last year were over the age of 50, and 56% of them were over the age of 60. While everyone is at risk of being the victim of fraud, seniors are often directly targeted. Today, you’ll find a wide range of

Choosing an Adult Day Services Center

Posted on August 3, 2016



Adult day centers provide a wonderful service to both seniors and their caregivers, but choosing the right one for your needs and lifestyle can be a challenge. With so many factors to consider and so many options available, selecting an adult day services program in Southern Maryland requires some research. Keep reading to learn how to choose an adult day services center.

Why Choose Adult Day Services?

Managing Sundowners Syndrome

Posted on July 27, 2016



If you’re like most people, you greet the evening hours with a sigh of relief. The hard work of the day is over, and it’s time to relax. For millions of people suffering from dementia, however, the later hours of the day bring on agitation and confusion. This phenomenon is called “sundowning,” and it most commonly affects those who have mid-stage and advanced dementia. By following



Summer is in full swing, and as you’re enjoying the beautiful weather, it’s important to remember to practice safety. Seniors are especially vulnerable to the heat; factors such as a decreased ability to notice changes in body temperature, medications that contribute to dehydration and underlying health conditions can all make a day in the sun more dangerous. Fortunately, following a few simple precautions are all

Granddaughter helping her disabled grandmother walk with the aid of a walker.

If you have an elderly loved one who is losing their ability to safely live independently, then you’re no doubt researching senior care options. Two common options for senior care include assisted living and home care. Keep reading to get an overview of both Assisted Living and Home Care and a guide for choosing

Coping with Dementia

Posted on July 6, 2016

Coping with Dementia

Helping a loved one cope with dementia is a challenging experience. During this season of sadness, anger and confusion, you may notice a variety of unexpected behaviors, such as depression, hallucinations and even aggression. Continue reading to learn more about helping your loved one cope with some of the feelings and behaviors that may accompany Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

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