• Published On: April 3rd, 2024|Categories: Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care, Family Caregiving, Older Adult Issues|

    Caring for someone with Alzheimer's can be challenging, but there are several strategies you can use to help calm them: Remain Calm Yourself Your own demeanor can have a significant impact on the person with Alzheimer’s. Speak slowly and calmly, and try to maintain a relaxed posture.

  • Published On: February 6th, 2024|Categories: Older Adult Issues, Senior Health|

    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

  • Published On: January 14th, 2019|Categories: Older Adult Issues, Senior Health|

    It’s common, and even normal, for some degree of vision loss to be experienced as we age. We learn adaptive techniques – using reading glasses or a magnifying glass, holding a book slightly farther away from the eyes, and utilizing stronger lighting. Yet when a condition such as glaucoma, retinal detachments, or macular degeneration is

  • Published On: August 8th, 2018|Categories: Hospice, Older Adult Issues|

    How informed are you about informed consent? It’s important for all of us to know the criteria used to determine a person’s ability to make important health care choices, and how that ability can impact their quality of life. This is especially true for individuals receiving hospice care. Learn more here from THE MEDICAL TEAM.

  • Published On: July 9th, 2018|Categories: Older Adult Issues|

    Age-related macular degeneration can come on all of a sudden, with little warning signs or symptoms noted until the disease has progressed. While there is not yet a cure for the nearly 11 million people it impacts in the U.S., it’s encouraging to know there are steps that can be taken to slow the progression

  • Published On: June 28th, 2018|Categories: Older Adult Issues|

    Once 80% of seniors age 65 and older are diagnosed with at least one chronic condition, and nearly 70% living with two or more, it’s important to learn the best ways to manage the chronic diseases that are impacting the older adults in your life. THE MEDICAL TEAM’s in-home care experts are skilled and experienced in helping