How to Prevent Senior Heat Stroke in Dallas, TX
How to Prevent Senior Heat Stroke in Dallas, TX
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on July 7, 2016

As the heat intensifies this summer, seniors become more prone to heat stroke. Here’s how Dallas at-home caregivers can prevent their loved ones from succumbing to the condition. Manage Prescription Drugs Certain prescription medication can increase the risk of heat stroke in elderly people. For example, diuretics are likely to cause dehydration and other symptoms that ultimately result in heat-related illness. Similarly, some antihistamines can make the body more sensitive to sun exposure and high temperatures. Live-in Dallas caregivers should monitor these medications closely and keep their loved ones in more mild temperatures after taking them. Keep Seniors Hydrated Regardless of age, a person who spends over an hour outside on…

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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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