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Tips to Help Aging Adults Living with Multiple Health Issues in Boca Raton, FL
By Meredith LaPira, 9:00 am on April 23, 2019
Tips to Help Aging Adults Living with Multiple Health Issues in Boca Raton, FL

More than one health condition, or comorbidities, can pose a challenge to both senior and caregiver. Seniors who have several health conditions may need to take more medication, have multiple dietary restrictions, and have both physical and psychological deficits. Here are five ways to help …

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Symptoms of Parkinson's and their Progression in Boca Raton, FL
By Meredith LaPira, 9:00 am on April 9, 2019
Symptoms of Parkinson's and their Progression in Boca Raton, FL

A Parkinson’s diagnosis often comes with many questions and fears. Right now, one of your biggest questions is how severe you can anticipate your senior loved one’s symptoms to get. Although everyone is unique, it helps to understand how Parkinson’s typically progresses so you can …

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How to Cater Older Adults With Dementia-Related Hallucinations in Boca Raton, FL
By Meredith LaPira, 9:00 am on March 26, 2019
How to Cater Older Adults With Dementia-Related Hallucinations in Boca Raton, FL

Hallucinations are a symptom your aging loved one may experience as dementia progresses. Although it may be upsetting to see your loved one experience something that isn’t real, hallucinations are usually manageable. Now that your loved one is moving to the next stage of dementia, …

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Tips for Aging Adults to Combat Age-Related Muscle Loss in Boca Raton, FL
By Meredith LaPira, 9:00 am on March 12, 2019
Tips for Aging Adults to Combat Age-Related Muscle Loss in Boca Raton, FL

As seniors grow older, their muscles naturally become weaker, a biological phenomenon known as sarcopenia. This weakening of the muscles isn’t dangerous, but it could negatively impact a senior’s quality of life. Sarcopenia makes it difficult for older adults to get out of their homes …

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Why You Should Join a Caregiver Support Group in Boca Raton, FL
By Meredith LaPira, 9:00 am on February 26, 2019
Why You Should Join a Caregiver Support Group in Boca Raton, FL

Caring for a senior parent can be an excellent opportunity to bond and create lasting memories, but at times it may also be challenging and stressful, which is why family caregivers need to find positive people—such as a support group—to turn to for advice, encouragement, …

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Common Age-Related Disease in Boca Raton, FL
By Meredith LaPira, 9:00 am on February 12, 2019
Common Age-Related Disease in Boca Raton, FL

As people age, they may be more likely to develop certain diseases. Fortunately, many age-related diseases can be managed so elderly people can enjoy their golden years. Here are some common diseases of old age and treatment options that are effective in minimizing the symptoms. …

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Conditions That are Similar to Dementia in Boca Raton, FL
By Meredith LaPira, 9:00 am on January 29, 2019
Conditions That are Similar to Dementia in Boca Raton, FL

Dementia is a medical condition characterized by a loss of memory and cognitive thinking skills. However, seniors don’t necessarily have dementia just because they misplace their car keys or forget the names of old acquaintances. Dementia is a complex disorder that can share some similarities …

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How Strokes Affect Different Brain Regions in Boca Raton, FL
By Meredith LaPira, 9:00 am on January 15, 2019
How Strokes Affect Different Brain Regions in Boca Raton, FL

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that each year nearly 800,000 people living in the United States experience strokes. Approximately 66 percent of these individuals are 65 years of age or older. Strokes claim the lives of approximately 140,000 U.S. citizens each year. …

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By Meredith LaPira, 9:00 am on January 1, 2019

For families in Boca Raton, FL, it’s important to have a good understanding of the challenges the seniors in their community face so they can plan for their loved ones’ future care. The friendly and reliable staff at Boca Raton Home Care Assistance suggest taking a look at this handy infographic, which features some key statistics related to the local senior population.  

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Symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes in Older Adults in Boca Raton, FL
By Meredith LaPira, 9:00 am on December 25, 2018
Symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes in Older Adults in Boca Raton, FL

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition that impacts many seniors and disrupts their daily lives. Family caregivers should know as much about the condition as possible, including the warning signs to look for. Knowing these symptoms can help your elderly loved one control the …

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