Top Symptoms of Mental Illness in Elderly Individuals

One out of every five older adults is impacted by some type of mental illness, and a third of those seniors remain undiagnosed and untreated. Reasons for this vary and include: the stigma associated with mental health concerns, the isolation that’s all too common with older adults, transportation difficulties, financial concerns, and more. May is

2019-05-14T10:06:41-04:00May 14th, 2019|Senior Health|

Pain in the Neck: Conditions that Mimic Rheumatoid Arthritis

Those with rheumatoid arthritis (or RA) know all too well about the pain, stiffness, and deformity that it brings. What they may not know, however, is that those symptoms could be reflective of an entirely different condition that closely mimics rheumatoid arthritis. For instance: Psoriatic arthritis causes similar joint pain and stiffness; yet unlike RA, the

2019-04-17T16:32:56-04:00April 17th, 2019|Senior Health|

How to Recognize Isolation & Depression in Caregivers

=Caring for a loved one is a great honor and provides a wealth of rewarding benefits. Yet it can also become overwhelming for caregivers who are trying to maintain a healthy life balance, meeting all of their own needs in addition to those of their loved one. And for many caregivers, because they’re so focused

2019-04-12T08:29:46-04:00April 12th, 2019|Family Caregiving|

What’s Next After a Parkinson’s Diagnosis?

When a patient is diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, it’s the beginning of a number of life changes to come, and can leave the person feeling uncertain as to how to move forward and meet the challenges ahead. Maintaining a sense of control is important, and can be accomplished by putting together a plan of action

2019-03-22T07:15:11-04:00March 22nd, 2019|Senior Health|

Q&A About Speech Therapy for Adults

While speech therapy is of course beneficial for children to correct any communication problems early on, it’s just as helpful for older adults challenged by a variety of conditions: cognitive problems, brain injury, stroke recovery, and more to overcome language and swallowing obstacles. The professional in-home speech therapists at THE MEDICAL TEAM have provided answers

2019-02-19T14:09:35-05:00February 19th, 2019|Senior Health|

How Can Medicare Help You Care for Your Heart?

We only have one, so it’s important to take care of it! Thankfully there are a number of steps we can all take to keep our heart healthy: staying physically active, making wise dietary choices, and staying up to date with regular checkups. This is especially vital for older adults as heart disease is the

2019-02-08T09:59:58-05:00February 8th, 2019|Senior Health|
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