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Reasons Why Seniors Need to Maintain Good Sleep Hygiene in Grand Strand, SC
By Ashley DesMarteau, 9:00 am on May 15, 2017
Reasons Why Seniors Need to Maintain Good Sleep Hygiene in Grand Strand, SC

Sleep deprivation can affect a senior’s cardiovascular health, mental clarity, sex drive, weight, and mood. However, changes to sleep patterns are a natural part of aging, and many seniors have difficulty sleeping for even three or four hours. Family caregivers may find it challenging to …

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Things to Think About before Becoming a Family Caregiver in Grand Strand, SC
By Ashley DesMarteau, 9:00 am on April 24, 2017
Things to Think About before Becoming a Family Caregiver in Grand Strand, SC

When your loved one needs help, the urge to jump in and take over can be strong. However, becoming a family caregiver is a huge responsibility, and it is important to carefully weigh your options so you do not become overwhelmed. While you discuss becoming …

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Easy Ways Seniors Can Get More B12 in Grand Strand, SC
By Ashley DesMarteau, 9:00 am on April 10, 2017
Easy Ways Seniors Can Get More B12 in Grand Strand, SC

Water-soluble vitamin B12, also known as cyanocobalamin, is necessary for proper adrenal gland function, nerve tissue health, and red blood cell production. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the findings of a National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey from 2004, which indicated …

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How To Maintain the Dignity of an Elderly Person with Dementia in Grand Strand, SC
By Ashley DesMarteau, 9:00 am on March 27, 2017
How To Maintain the Dignity of an Elderly Person with Dementia in Grand Strand, SC

Caring for a senior with dementia may feel like you are caring for a minor. However, it is important to make sure you treat your loved one with dignity. If you are the primary caregiver for a senior family member and are looking for professional …

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Different ways in which Tinnitus Affects Seniors in Grand Strand, SC
By Ashley DesMarteau, 9:00 am on March 13, 2017
Different ways in which Tinnitus Affects Seniors in Grand Strand, SC

Approximately 400,000 adults in the United States have multiple sclerosis (MS). Although the chronic disease can develop in men, women are more likely to develop this autoimmune disorder. Women are also more likely to endure a cycle of remission and flare-ups. Multiple sclerosis develops when …

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How to Help Seniors with Taxes in Grand Strand, SC
By Ashley DesMarteau, 9:00 am on February 27, 2017
How to Help Seniors with Taxes in Grand Strand, SC

With the ever-changing tax rules and whole range of exemptions and deductions, tax season can become overwhelming for some older adults. However, a few simple measures can help make tax planning and filing easier for your loved one. Georgetown elderly care professionals suggest the following …

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Importance of Japanese Diet in Grand Strand, SC
By Ashley DesMarteau, 9:00 am on February 20, 2017
Importance of Japanese Diet in Grand Strand, SC

More people live to be 100 or older in Japan than in any other country in the world. Scientists believe it has to do with their diet. Pawleys Island elderly care professionals discuss the reasons seniors should adopt a Japanese diet. 1. Smaller Portions Many …

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Benefits of Water for Seniors in Grand Strand, SC
By Ashley DesMarteau, 9:00 am on February 13, 2017
Benefits of Water for Seniors in Grand Strand, SC

Seniors are often advised to drink more water, as it helps them stave off a number of health issues. Georgetown senior home care experts discuss four reasons why hydration is so important for older adults and why seniors should increase their water intake. 1. Enhances …

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Identifying Alzheimer's Molecular Roots in Grand Strand, SC
By Ashley DesMarteau, 9:00 am on February 6, 2017
Identifying Alzheimer's Molecular Roots in Grand Strand, SC

Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative condition that is still not fully understood by the medical community worldwide. Scientists continue to conduct ambitious research to find effective treatment options for this common form of dementia. Pawleys Island in-home senior care professionals would like to share a …

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Common Spine Injuries in the Elderly in Grand Strand, SC
By Ashley DesMarteau, 9:00 am on January 30, 2017
Common Spine Injuries in the Elderly in Grand Strand, SC

Back problems in the elderly are not uncommon. Spinal problems occur as a result of several degenerative processes. Injury or congenital defects may also cause problems. Proper diagnosis and treatment helps alleviate the discomfort and prevent further injury. However, the risk of many spine injuries can be reduced with a healthy diet and exercise. As a leading provider of home care, Georgetown Home Care Assistance believes it is important for seniors and their families to be aware of the risks of possible spinal injuries. Here are 5 of the most common spine injuries among the elderly population. 1. Osteoporosis This condition …

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