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Learn the Benefits of the Flu Vaccine for Seniors

By |2021-08-31T14:55:56-04:00September 17th, 2021|Senior Health, Vaccines / Immunizations|

Learn how to choose the best flu vaccine for seniors. While COVID-19 still dominates our overall health concerns, it’s important to remember that other illnesses can be just as problematic, particularly for seniors. Flu season is here, and it is time to make sure the older adults you love are protected. There are several different flu vaccines available, but the following are the most frequently recommended flu vaccines for seniors: High-dose vaccines Adjuvanted vaccines Intradermal vaccines Nasal spray vaccines Generally, adults age 65 and over are encouraged to receive either an adjuvanted or high-dose shot, but consult with a doctor for his [...]

Is it Dementia or Medication Side Effects in Seniors?

By |2021-08-31T14:43:53-04:00September 9th, 2021|Medication Management, Safe Practices, Senior Health|

Learn how medication side effects in seniors can be similar to dementia symptoms. Confusion. Disorientation. Memory loss. While these are definitely symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease as well as other types of dementia, they can also be triggered by medication side effects in seniors. Before automatically assuming an inevitable diagnosis of dementia, review the following list of prescription medications that can cause similar side effects. Pain Medications Opioids specifically are reported to cause short-term memory loss. The good news is that the problem is typically resolved once pain remedies are no longer being taken. Acetylcholine Blockers Prescribed by doctors for insomnia, IBS, urinary [...]

How Setting a Daily Routine Can Help Seniors

By |2021-08-23T14:38:44-04:00August 26th, 2021|Dementia Care, Quality of Life, Senior Health, Senior Issues, Senior Mental Health|

Charter Home Health suggests helping seniors by setting a daily routine. Life, especially although not just during the pandemic, can be filled with uncertainness. For seniors who are feeling less in command of particular aspects of life, such as losing cognitive or physical functioning, concentrating on exactly what can be controlled is empowering.  An excellent place to begin is by setting a daily routine, customized to an older adult's particular interests and needs. Keep in mind the senior’s routine is not intended to be a strict schedule to be adhered to, but merely the foundation for predictability and structure. [...]

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