Ray “Doc” Tutolo was 20 when he was assigned to the first Marine division Delta 1/7 (First Battalion 7th Marines) in 1967 and went on to serve as a combat medic in the Vietnam War. He was a 24-year-old man when he thankfully came back home, but didn’t receive much of a welcome compared to other soldiers in wars before his tour of duty.
Eliza Jennings understands that recovering from a surgery, major illness, or injury can be a difficult time for both patients and their families. The rehabilitation process varies from person to person, whether recuperating from joint replacement surgery, or adapting to life changes caused by a stroke, heart attack, or accident. Comfort, care, and communication are top of mind concerns for everyone during the transition from hospital to home.
As fall foliage in Ohio comes into full color, STEADY U Ohio, the state’s comprehensive older adult falls prevention initiative, reminds all Ohioans that, while leaves are supposed to fall, people aren’t. Falls are not a normal part of aging, and most falls can be prevented by knowing the risk factors and making simple changes to your home, health and habits to reduce or eliminate them.
For many years, researchers have been studying the link between people aging with and without hearing loss and people aging with dementia. Although there is still no clear cause between the two, the research findings indicate there is a definite connection between those with untreated hearing loss and those with dementia.
While winter finally arrived, you may be planning ahead to find the perfect camp, man of which have wonderful outdoor activeties. This means you need to be mindful of the risks that are associated with the great outdoors. Knowing your risks and how to reduce them are your best bet for a safe summer.
Long-term care will be needed for many aging loved ones. While nursing homes, assisted living centers and other care options are available, they are an expense and could drain your assets unless good planning is undertaken. In fact, the U.S. Department of Labor views long-term care expenses as the greatest uninsured risk Americans face today. There are viable alternatives that help ensure assets are preserved for a loved one in need of such care. Here are some examples:
Exercising the brain can have some important health and disease-prevention benefits.
In fact, a 2014 study conducted by the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center found that participants who reported playing memory games at least every other day performed better on standard memory tests compared to those who played less frequently. The study assessed 329 older adults who were free of dementia, but at increased risk of Alzheimer’s based on family history.
If you are planning a trip with an older loved one this summer, you’re probably building a checklist to make sure everything goes smoothly. While transportation, accommodations and what to do once you get there are probably at the top of your mind, don’t over-look the details that can make travel difficult for seniors — especially those with mobility issues or chronic conditions.