According to researchers from the University of Illinois, subconscious training may be the “vaccine against falls” elderly people are looking for. The team, headed by physical therapy professor Clive Pai, is currently working on a custom treadmill that may be used to implicitly train seniors how to not fall by tripping them on purpose, while they’re rigged to a safety harness. Headlines & Global News takes a closer look at this study, which aims to improve senior care: Continue reading
Taking care of an elderly mother or father is never an easy job. Besides the physical burden the task puts on a family caregiver, the emotional toll of watching your loved one age and waste away can be difficult to deal with, at best.
However, on the positive side, being a family caregiver can also be immensely rewarding. By caring for an elderly loved one, you return the care and affection you received from them when you were younger, resulting in strengthened emotional ties. Additionally, the pride you get when you see how much your loved one appreciates your time and attention can also leave you feeling gratified. Continue reading
Working can be very satisfying as it offers people the opportunity to become financially secured and feel good about contributing to the general welfare of society. For some, these reasons are enough to keep on working as an employee or as a manager of their own business even beyond the normal retiring age prescribed by the government. A perfect example to this is current U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg who, according to Paige Lavender’s report for The Huffington Post, intends to keep her job as long as she thinks she can still perform her responsibilities well: Continue reading
Over the next twenty years, people aged 65 and older would represent 20 percent of the United States’ population which will, no doubt, open up problems on how the government and family members will take care of the aging citizenry. Writer and blogger Arlene Nisson Lassin gives us a glimpse into the troubles and hardships many will soon face in her article for The Huffington Post: Continue reading
Compared to individuals without cognitive impairment, dementia patients are more likely to receive a pacemaker prescription. That’s according to a study recently published in JAMA: Internal Medicine. The retrospective analysis of information on the National Alzheimer Coordinating Center Uniform Data Set provides the foundation of the report. Writing for Medscape, Steve Stiles, seasoned reporter on cardiovascular medicine, has more on the story: Continue reading
If you think seniors are too old for exercise, a study featured in Harvard Health Publications begs to disagree. Published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the trial called Lifestyle Interventions and Independence for Elders (LIFE) concludes that regular exercise and walking can help the elderly in avoiding physical disability. Continue reading
Senior care in Chicago is facing a sea change. In the past, people often sent the elderly to nursing homes. However, with the changes brought on by the Affordable Care Act, people are thinking more and more of home care rather than moving their elderly loved ones into nursing homes. A blog post by Levin & Perconti, Attorneys at Law in Illinois, explains: Continue reading