The Dangers of Pneumonia for Seniors in Dallas, TX
The Dangers of Pneumonia for Seniors in Dallas, TX
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on January 28, 2016

Pneumonia can be dangerous for those of any age, but seniors are more susceptible to pneumonia than other age groups. There are many causes for pneumonia including bacteria, viruses, and even fungi. Signs of pneumonia include a fever, chills, difficulty breathing, and cough with phlegm. But according Dallas live-in care provider, these symptoms often pose several complications for seniors. Vulnerable Immune System Due to natural aging, the immune system among seniors is already at a disadvantage. When pneumonia is added to the situation, it can be even more harmful because the risk of infection from other illnesses is increased. Lack of Symptoms When the immune system is compromised, seniors may…

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Telltale Signs of a Senior Eating Disorder in Dallas, TX
Telltale Signs of a Senior Eating Disorder in Dallas, TX
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on January 21, 2016

Eating disorders are commonly thought of as problems for young people, but that is a myth. People with eating disorders are found among various age groups and genders, including senior citizens. It’s important for families and providers of hourly home care in Dallas, TX to understand the signs of an eating disorder to maintain senior health and wellness. Significant Weight Changes Over a Short Time Significant weight gain or loss over a short time can indicate something is wrong with your senior loved one. If seniors lose a lot of weight, it may indicate that they have an eating disorder or their body isn’t getting what it needs to function…

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How to Tell if Your Senior Loved One Is an Alcoholic in Dallas, TX
How to Tell if Your Senior Loved One Is an Alcoholic in Dallas, TX
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on January 14, 2016

Many people enjoy an occasional glass of wine or beer without incident, but would you be able to recognize a drinking problem if your senior parent or family member one had one? It’s important to watch out for signs of alcohol dependency so you can address the issue with your loved one and get the necessary help. Dallas home care providers will highlight some red flags that family caregivers can watch out for. Needs Alcohol to Stay Calm  Have you ever heard your loved one say he or she needs a drink to calm his or her nerves? Many people say that as a joke, but if you notice your…

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How to Protect Seniors from Cold and Flu in Dallas, TX
How to Protect Seniors from Cold and Flu in Dallas, TX
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on January 7, 2016

With this year’s cold and flu season upon us, it’s important for caregivers for senior loved ones to learn how to protect the elderly from getting sick this winter. Seniors are more prone to developing a serious illness that may start out as a mere cold, so precautions are important. Get Vaccinated Many seniors never receive a flu vaccine, either because they put it off or because they consider vaccines to be inconvenient. However, seniors no longer have to make a doctor’s appointment to get a vaccine since many local health departments and even pharmacies are now offering flu shots. Another important vaccine to receive is a pneumonia vaccine, which…

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