Tag: Nursing home

Men at Risk for Osteoporosis

By age 70 men begin losing bone at the same rate as women and are more likely to break a bone due to osteoporosis than they are to get prostate cancer, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation. Hip fractures are of unique concern. Of the nearly 300,000 total hip fractures

Preventing Bedsores: 8 Strategies to Help

Preventing Bedsores: 8 Strategies to Help

Bedsores—also known as pressure sores or pressure ulcers—are a big risk for people who spend an extended time either prone or in a wheelchair due to illness, frailty, injury, surgery, or disability.

Lying or sitting in in one position places pressure on certain areas of the body. This pressure reduces

Seniors With Dementia Can Benefit From Adult Day Care

As dementia progresses, it doesn’t just affect the memory—it also can result in agitation as a person with dementia tries to make sense of what is becoming an increasingly confusing world. Managing their distress is not easy, says Mount Sinai social worker Sheila Barton, LCSW. “While antipsychotic drugs can help,

Aging in Place and Aging in Community

If you desire to live at home as you age, or if you’re trying to help your mom or dad live independently, chances are you’re running into a few challenges. What should you do and where should you start to make this happen? Everyone’s circumstance is different, but there are

New Evidence: Mediterranean Diet Supports Healthy Aging

Like other healthy eating patterns, the Mediterranean diet is rich in sources of unsaturated fats, such as olive oil and nuts, and emphasizes whole grains, legumes, fish, fresh fruits and vegetables, and limits red and processed meat, refined grains and added sugar. Nutrition science has produced convincing evidence that this

MRSA Is a Drug-Resistant Bacteria Living in Your Environment

MRSA Is a Drug-Resistant Bacteria Living in Your Environment

MRSA, or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, is like an out-of-control freight train. It can be stopped, but not with the methods normally used to stop a freight train, and it may do a lot of damage along the way. MRSA is a staph infection that cannot be cured with the usual antibiotics.

Calcium, Vitamin D and Bone Health: Should You Take Supplements?

How many times have you heard the message that Americans—particularly older adults—need adequate amounts of calcium and vitamin D for bone health? Major fractures of the hip or spine, often as the result of a fall, can send people to hospitals and nursing homes and raise the risk of disability

Unlocking Dementia’s Role in Mental Illness

About one in five people over the age of 55 struggles with some type of mental disorder, such as depression or anxiety. And nearly two-thirds of nursing home residents display mental and behavioral problems.

Could brain changes that trigger dementia be fueling emotional and behavioral changes in some of these older

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