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Keeping an Eye on Glaucoma

Those with glaucoma have an advancing vision loss. There has been no cure discovered for glaucoma and there are no techniques for reversing the damages. Here's what to look out for.

Falls In and Around the Home

More than 31,000 people died in America in 2017 alone from injuries resulting from a fall! That is a number that has doubled in the last ten years. Here's what you can do.

Underweight or overweight you can still be malnourished!

Malnutrition in our older adult population is more common than you might think. Did you know that 1 out of every 2 older adults is at risk of becoming malnourished or is already malnourished? One-half.

"It Was a Good Day"

Deputies discovered the elderly woman in the deep woods approximately 100 yards away from her home.

PTSD — Post Traumatic Stress and Aging Seniors

PTSD is a mental problem that can take a serious toll on an individual’s physical health and wellbeing as well as their state of mind. Post-traumatic stress disorder can happen to people of all ages and can manifest more frequently in aging adults. The prevalence of PTSD in individuals over 60 years of age ranges from 1.5 to 4%. The percentage of those over 60 who exhibit symptoms but may not meet full diagnostic criteria are as high as 15%.

Searching for Answers

They sound worried, and maybe even frightened when residents of the Wheeling and Morgantown areas make their phone calls to Right at Home offices for the very first time.

Respite Care for the Soul

It is refer to as, “a break,” because it’s a chance to care for yourself instead of a loved one who depends on you for nearly every aspect of their life.

A Blurry Eye Opening

He had heard the word, “Alzheimer’s,” but never thought twice about the cognitive decline. He’s a young man, his memories are fresh, and no one in his life has been affected.

Onset Indications of Dementia-related Diseases Can Vary

Many American adults are familiar with the signs for which to watch when visiting elderly loved ones, but what they may not realize is that the onset indications of a dementia-related varies from individual to individual.

Senior Depression

Loneliness…It's Deadly

There are so many more “seniors”. How can we be so alone in such a crowd? According to the US Census Bureau 11 million seniors – that is 28% of all those 65 and older - live alone.

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