Reports of abuse and neglect in nursing homes have been prevalent in our newspapers and magazines and other media for years now. Perhaps in your very own neighborhood.Perhaps you have heard some of th...
The American population is on a whole staying healthy and therefore living much longer. There is no question that the number of drivers that are above 55 is on the rise. We find that more and mor...
Statistics show that "10 to 15% of the population over 65 suffer from alcoholism," according to Zimberg (1996, p. 45). However, in reviewing available research, it appears that most practitioners hav...
It is suggested that nearly 70% of people with Alzheimer's disease will wander away from home and get lost. Wandering is one of the biggest risks for individuals with Alzheimer's disease and is a comm...
Elderly care is an event that most children do not wish to think about. No one wants to think about his or her parent growing old. We look to our parents for guidance and support, but there comes a ti...
Exercise and fitness are very important for elderly people, and regular exercise regimes will improve quality of living for them in a variety of ways. Fitness for the elderly is great for resolving ...
Have you heard stories of "the old days"? You know, back when family members all lived together? Generation after generation?If you were lucky you heard these history lessons from grandparents or grea...
When your elderly family member reaches the point of needing assistance, it�s a very emotional time for both you and your family member. In many cases your elderly relative may not look at the...
When declining energy requirements are not matched by decreased caloric intake then total body fat increases. The Atkins diet leaves your body shy on some important nutrients, such as vitamin B, and ...
Neuromuscular Therapy is a form of Physical Therapy. It is drug-free and predominantly hands on non-invasive manual medicine that focuses on the effective treatment of pain and changes in sensations t...