The Topic No One Wants to Talk About

Incontinence is something that is rarely discussed and often ignored, even when it causes issues on a regular basis. Yet it is an everyday problem for many seniors at some point in their lives, so let’s bring it out into the open.  First let’s get rid of one of the biggest mistakes – we’re notContinue reading “The Topic No One Wants to Talk About”

With prediabetes, action is the best medicine

Diabetes is a disease we all know something about, but until it becomes personal, many of us don’t know enough. For most adults, Type 2 diabetes is the more common diagnosis when problems arise, and is a disease that we can control and many times prevent or delay with the right interventions. Prediabetes can beContinue reading “With prediabetes, action is the best medicine”

Does your loved one need help at home?

If you’re reading this, you may already know the mission of Interfaith Caregivers: Our mission is to help Older Adults living in our Community remain independent in their own homes for as long as possible. So how do we do this? and how do family members know at what point they or their loved oneContinue reading “Does your loved one need help at home?”

Improve your Immune System Health

It may seem that this article comes as we are reaching the end of the time where we are most concerned about health issues. For most of us, that concern is especially high during the winter months. However, keeping our immune systems healthy is just a good year around practice. If we work to keepContinue reading “Improve your Immune System Health”

Why Won’t They Listen to Reason?

For anyone who is a caregiver for their parent or parents, you have no doubt come across an experience where you had a really good idea (at least in your mind) for something you parent should do to improve their living situation. Then, to your great surprise they totally reject the idea. No matter howContinue reading “Why Won’t They Listen to Reason?”

Care for the Caregiver

Many caregivers who valued the pre-pandemic days when they could leave their loved ones for just an hour or two to go to coffee or lunch with friends, or lose themselves in the stacks at the library, attend a support group, book club or any other activity they’ve enjoyed are struggling to find a newContinue reading “Care for the Caregiver”

Anesthesia Can Be Risky Business

Statistics show that the need for surgery increases as we age. As much as 53 percent of surgeries are performed on individuals over the age of 65. Many surgeries require the use of general anesthesia which carries additional risks for older adults. One area that can be affected more severely in the elderly population isContinue reading “Anesthesia Can Be Risky Business”

Is It Risky for Older Adults to Take Multiple Medications?

It seems inevitable as we age that as the years increase, so does the number of pills or medications that we add to our daily regimen.  While aging or elderly adults may have several health conditions that require medications to manage them, it is a concern that as the list of prescriptions grows, so doesContinue reading “Is It Risky for Older Adults to Take Multiple Medications?”