Where is your thyroid gland and what does it do?
The thyroid is a butterfly shaped gland and is located in front of your neck. When it does not produce enough thyroid hormone the condition is called hypothyroidism. Generally the condition develops slowly over a number of years. Older women are more at risk than men.
Did you know that cranberries are very nutritious
The holiday season is approaching and fresh, frozen and canned cranberries take a prominent display position in the supermarkets. Did you know that researchers are now classifying cranberries as a super phytonutrient fruit right up there with blueberries? So if you are not crazy about cranberries,
What is a caregiver?
Caregivers help people do the things they can no longer do for themselves. This loss of function may be due to accidents, illness, or just the aging process. Caregivers work 24 hours seven days a week and all hours in between. Many caregivers assist the elderly as they are experiencing physical and mental limitations.
What should I be aware of when planning a trip with an elderly companion?
Planning for a trip with an elderly person you are providing care to can be a logistical nightmare. The elderly with physical and mental limitations can enjoy a trip away from home. The key to ensuring a smooth and happy trip is preparation.
Are Activities Important For People With Dementia?
Scheduling routine activities can provide meaningful tasks for people who have dementia. Activities should be categorized as those that focus on work related tasks that people engaged in prior to dementia. These activities can be either job related, leisure, socialization, or home maintenance activities.
What are the three main preventable reasons elderly get hospitalized?
There are three primary reasons the elderly are taken to hospital ER; falls, dehydration, and medication errors. In the past month I have attended two Conferences, one in the U.S, and the other in Canada. The aforementioned have been cited as the top three preventable reasons elderly are hospitalized.