Safe Healthcare is as Simple as These Quick Questions

Giving and receiving safe care is a goal that is shared by healthcare providers, patients and families. For many people, it can be hard to keep track of all the health information you hear during medical visits including diagnoses, tests, medications, and other instructions. But it’s important to make sure you have the information you … Continue reading Safe Healthcare is as Simple as These Quick Questions

7 things to remember about your loved one with Alzheimer’s

Coping with Alzheimer’s disease can be a gradual and disheartening process. As you watch your loved one slowly lose function, it can take a toll on you emotionally. Alan Stevens, PhD has special emphasis in geriatrics, and says this disease is due to buildup of plaques and tangles in the brain that trigger inflammation and … Continue reading 7 things to remember about your loved one with Alzheimer’s

“I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up!”—Tips to Avoid Falls

“I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” These are words we never want our elderly parents or grandparents to say. Yet the likelihood of their falling is high. One-third of adults age 65 and older falls each year. For our elderly population, falls result in moderate and severe injuries, including: Lacerations Hip, spine, leg or … Continue reading “I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up!”—Tips to Avoid Falls