Alzheimer’s/Dementia Care Phoenix

Best Ways for Seniors to Avoid the Flu

It is flu season, and that means there is a good chance that almost everyone will eventually be exposed to the virus. While flu poses a problem for everyone, it is a serious threat to the elderly, who therefore must be exceptionally cautious to avoid catching the bug. Seniors should be especially careful around those who have the illness, should consistently wash their hands (as well as other surfaces), and should avoid direct contact with pets, who can spread the virus.

Key Takeaways:

  • It’s flu season – and that means that everyone needs to take precautions against the disease.
  • However, seniors are at special risk, as the illness often hits them disproportionately due to the state of their immune systems.
  • As such, seniors must be extra vigilant with respect to hand washing, avoiding others with the disease, and keeping up good hygiene.

“When someone with the flu spreads germs, those flu germs can hang around fo up to a full day and still make you sick.”

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Marrying again as a senior – When is a good time?

You should never deny the feeling of love if it truly is in your heart. Age is not something that should hold you back in the process. It really makes sense to marry again as an older person when you truly have your financial situation figured out.

You need to make sure that you are able to retire all debts, or at least as many of the debts as you can. Debt is not something that you want to saddle people with after you pass away.

Key Takeaways:

  • Mature dating sites are becoming the norm, as more and more recognize that dating and marriage are appropriate to just about any adult life period.
  • Many seniors have passed through difficult relationships, or divorces, and would tend to proceed slow!y with a new dating relationship.
  • Some that may be less inclined to move slow!y, may greatly miss the day to day contact of a partner.

“Whether you’re 21 or 61, love is love and no one can deny that special feeling you get when you’ve fallen for that special someone.”

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Neurology Questions

Rethinking Alzheimer’s Disease—How Opposite Thinking May Lead to a Cure

Neurology QuestionsThose of us who follow the latest research in Alzheimer’s disease are all too familiar with the troublesome amyloid plaques thought to be linked to Alzheimer’s. But is it possible that the buildup is, in fact, helpful? Read more

Kitchen Safety Tips for Seniors Receiving In-Home Care

While we all need a good kitchen space, it can be a dangerous room, especially for senior citizens. Fortunately, Visiting Angels has some great kitchen safety tips for caregivers who work with seniors. Keeping all drawers and cabinet doors closed is a simple way to prevent falls. Store heavy pots and pans where they can easily be reached. Remove any tripping hazards such as throw rugs. Make sure the flooring is non-slip tile or another material with some traction. Convert lower cabinets to pull-out drawers for easier access. Ultimately, taking measures to create a safe kitchen will prevent injuries in the home.

Key Takeaways:

  • The kitchen is one of the most injury-prone places in the entire home.
  • For seniors that are receiving in-home care, it is crucial to safety-prep the kitchen to ensure no harm.
  • Certain tips and best practices can help in providing a more safe and secure kitchen.

“Of course, the best way to keep seniors safe in the kitchen is to have a second set of eyes, ears, and hands to detect potential dangers and help your loved one with difficult tasks.”

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