Is it normal aging or dementia?

Many older adults worry about the subtle changes taking place in their memory recall as they age.  Memory processing in older adults does slow with aging.  There may be increased difficulty concentrating or focusing with distractions and less efficient processing or storage of new information.  Multi-tasking will be more difficult.  Many older adults have experienced … Continue reading Is it normal aging or dementia?

What Your Feet Say About Your Health

Want to make a simple, ten-second check on the state of your health? Sneak a peek at your feet. "You can detect everything from diabetes to nutritional deficiencies just by examining the feet," says Jane Andersen, DPM, president of the American Association of Women Podiatrists and a spokeswoman for the American Podiatric Medical Association. The … Continue reading What Your Feet Say About Your Health

Dehydration – The Most Common Diagnosis in Hospital Admissions

Getting seniors to drink water is very difficult.  Tea, Coffee and sodas do not count.  As a Geriatric Care Manager, I have accompanied many seniors to the hospital and watched multiple staff members try to draw blood out of a dehydrated senior.  The veins are flat and it ends up being a painful experience. Seniors … Continue reading Dehydration – The Most Common Diagnosis in Hospital Admissions