Sundowning in The Elderly

While most people are “winding down” or relaxing as the day comes to an end, those with sundowners syndrome are becoming increasingly active. Late afternoon and early evening can be difficult for some people with Alzheimer’s disease. Sundown syndrome, or “sundowning” as it’s often called, can produce a range of Read more…

Keeping a Food Journal

What exactly is a food diary? A food diary or journal is a record of foods that are eaten on a meal-by-meal, daily, or weekly basis. The diary can include nutrition, carbohydrates, calories, fat content, sugars, or other dietary information to help organize and track foods by group, and so Read more…

Ballroom Dancing for Seniors

One nostalgic activity is dancing with a partner in an elegant setting to a band playing romantic classical music. Seniors can relive these memories by doing ballroom dancing in their homes as an exercise to improve health. Being an activity that requires two people, both individuals can take advantage of Read more…

Shoes for Fall Prevention

Falls are common and costly, especially among Americans age 65 and older. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every second of every day, an older adult suffers a fall in the U.S. – making falls the leading cause for injury and injury-related deaths. Older adults often Read more…

Is Expired Medicine Safe?

Imagine a headache that has you searching the medicine cabinet in hopes of finding some Tylenol, only to discover it expired a year ago, now what? What do expiration dates for over-the-counter and prescription drugs really mean? Medicines have expiry dates so people know when to use them. Drug manufacturers Read more…