As a carer of an elderly loved one, your days are long and filled with responsibilities. Taking care of yourself is at the end of the list – and it stays there. You may feel run down, lethargic and like you are burning the candle at both ends. Thes…
What is Respite Care?
Respite care is a type of assistance that allows family carers to take a break from caregiving. This care focuses on helping family carers recharge, ease their stress, and avoid carer burnout. Rather than spending time attendin…
A pilot study at the University of California, Los Angeles, examined whether consuming grapes could help fight the effects of Alzheimer’s disease. In a double-blind, placebo-controlled study, researchers, led by Dr. Daniel H. Silverman, worked with…
Falls pose one of the greatest dangers to the elderly’s independence and self-sufficiency. Over one-third of people aged 65 and older fall each year, and those who fall once are two to three times more likely to fall again. Among older adults, falls …