As we age, our immune systems weaken, making us more susceptible to various illnesses and diseases. Vaccines for seniors and immunizations play a crucial role in protecting senior citizens from potentially serious health complications. While vaccination schedules might vary depending on individual health conditions and previous immunizations, there are several important vaccines recommended for
It is crucial to understand Alzheimer's and Medicare and what tools are available to help support individuals, families, and caregivers affected by this disease. Alzheimer's is a progressive neurodegenerative condition that affects memory, thinking abilities, and behavior. As the condition advances, it can significantly impact a person's daily life, requiring specialized care and support.
When providing care for an older adult, it’s easy to slip into a habit of taking over tasks instead of encouraging senior independence. After all, it’s often easier to do things yourself and to provide the senior with the opportunity to sit back and enjoy being pampered. While our intentions are certainly in the
Research shows that lifelong learning is crucial to maximizing brain functionality throughout aging. In fact, certain lifestyle factors, including maintaining an environment enriched with social, mental, and physical stimulation, are now known to enhance our brain’s natural resilience, and to allow us to tap into cognitive reserve (CR) – our brain’s ability to resist damage.
The warm summer months provide wonderful opportunities for older adults to celebrate with family and friends: graduations, picnics, pool parties, and enjoying the beauty of nature. Yet it’s important to be aware of heat-related dangers that can sneak up quickly on seniors, and to know what to do to help seniors in hot weather stay
Effective, compassionate communication puts patients at the center of their own healthcare journey, enabling follow-through with clinical recommendations and treatment plans. However, primary care physicians and advanced practice clinicians often have little time to communicate with their patients, families, and interdisciplinary providers, which has a measurable impact on outcomes – both for patients and a