What Causes Bell’s Palsy?

What Causes Bell’s Palsy?

Bell’s palsy is a condition that causes muscles in the face to suddenly become weak. It makes one side of the face droop so that the corner of the mouth turns down and the eye is difficult to close. It can be disconcerting as some people may mistake it for a stroke....
Can Head Injuries Affect the Senses?

Can Head Injuries Affect the Senses?

Scientists have known for a while that when a person has a severe concussion, their senses can be temporarily affected. However, a new study now shows that problems like an impaired sense of smell and anxiety can occur even when a concussion is mild. Head Injuries and...
Preventing Falls Can Also Prevent Eye Injuries

Preventing Falls Can Also Prevent Eye Injuries

July is Eye Injury Prevention Month. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, more and more older adults are suffering from eye injuries due to falls. A study that looked at hospital inpatient admissions due to eye injuries found that 82 percent of people...
Is Your House Safe for a Senior with Dementia?

Is Your House Safe for a Senior with Dementia?

Many seniors with dementia move in with their adult children for safety reasons. As the disease progresses, it’s certainly wise for someone to be with the older adult at all hours of the day. However, do you know if your house is safe for someone with dementia? There...
Five Solutions for Being Better Prepared

Five Solutions for Being Better Prepared

Those situations that you didn’t anticipate can be some of the ones that give you the most problems as a caregiver. Even if the situation isn’t an emergency, the inconvenience alone can be nerve-wracking. Keep Digital Copies of Important Papers Paperwork is the bane...
What Can You Do to Help an Anxious Senior?

What Can You Do to Help an Anxious Senior?

Anxiety doesn’t always have a defined cause. Especially when your senior’s health is getting worse, she may experience anxiety about not knowing what’s going to happen next. She might also be anxious about driving, about visiting her doctor, or over things she can’t...