UTIs Cause Unusual Behavioral Symptoms in Elders

Too often, UTI’s (Urinary Tract Infections – also known as bladder infections) in our elder loved ones go unnoticed. The symptoms the rest of us are familiar with are not necessarily the symptoms experienced by older adults.  This article from AgingCare gives information that can help to understand and notice the warning signs of aContinue reading “UTIs Cause Unusual Behavioral Symptoms in Elders”

Diagnosing Alzheimer’s Disease

If you’ve identified that your loved one is showing signs of memory loss or from the list of 10 signs of Alzheimer’s Disease that were mentioned in a previous post, it’s time to make an appointment with your loved one’s health care provider and talk with them about the changes you are noticing and haveContinue reading “Diagnosing Alzheimer’s Disease”

Vision concerns for people with Parkinson’s

When was the last time you were in to see your optometrist? For most seniors, medical providers recommend annual exams, and that’s a good chance to see if your glasses prescription needs tweaking. They will probably also check for any changes in your eye health, screening for glaucoma, cataracts, or even macular degeneration. If youContinue reading “Vision concerns for people with Parkinson’s”

Loneliness and Caregivers

I’m a Minnesotan, and I’m tough. I can handle sub-zero temperatures, icy roads, and another year the Vikings weren’t in the Super Bowl. And if I’m a caregiver, I may even be tougher – I can juggle a job, kids in whatever version of school they’re having now, and still check in on Dad, who’sContinue reading “Loneliness and Caregivers”

10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s

The changes in someone with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia tend to happen gradually over time. It becomes noticeable that they repeat comments or questions in a 10 minute conversation or forget names of family/friends they’ve known for years. A loved one may not be able to retain new information or they mayContinue reading “10 Early Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s”