What is a Podcast? Think of a Podcast as radio on demand. A podcast is essentially a radio show that you can get on the Internet, so you can listen anytime you want. Podcasts really aren’t that different than any other kind of radio program. The only difference is that [...]
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The cold hard facts about hypothermia is that our aging parents face this danger every winter. by Diane Berardi, Gerontologist Older adults are especially vulnerable to hypothermia because their body's response to cold can be diminished by underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, some medicines including over-the-counter cold remedies, and aging itself. As [...]
Prevention Of Pressure Sores Due To Incontinence By Diane Berardi, Gerontologist Incontinence is a common risk factor for pressure ulcers, especially in bed-bound and elderly. Urine and feces are caustic to the skin. Warm, moist skin is the perfect breeding ground for disease and can lead to rapid skin breakdown and the development of [...]
Remember how Mom could tell you were sick... just by looking at you? Scientists are now discovering our mothers might have been on to something… A new study published by the Royal Society observed that humans can spot signs of illness just from a brief glimpse of someone's face, even just hours after [...]
Click Here to Listen to Related Episode Post Intensive Care Syndrome. What is it? How can you avoid it? By Diane Berardi, Eldercare Expert and Parents Are Hard To Raise Talk Show Host Millions of patients are admitted to intensive care units (ICUs) each year, one third of who will need a machine to [...]
A Gift Guide for the Angels: Gifts for Caregivers By Beverly Nelson, standupforcaregivers.org Caregivers carry a heavy weight on their shoulders: they care for those that need help or cannot care for themselves. They soothe and comfort our loved ones: fathers, mothers, and grandparents. The job however is not easy; it requires a tremendous [...]
Caregiver Alert: Experts say this year’s flu season could be really bad... and that means potentially more elderly deaths from the illness. The flu is spreading unusually fast this year, and could be the worst in recent history. Experts site two reasons for this: First— an accidental mutation in the virus used to [...]
The true measure of any society can be found in how it treats its most vulnerable members~ Gandhi In January of 2017 81-year-old Catherine Wicker was killed outside of her apartment complex in Raleigh by an assailant who tried to take her purse. Here is how the official police statement described what happened next: “The suspect got back into [...]
Adult daycare centers can be a really good alternative to home health care, or with proper planning really stretch your homecare dollar, and provide some much needed socialization for your loved one and a break for you, the caregiver. But all adult daycare centers are not alike. Our Medex Consultant Gerontologist, Diane Berardi is a [...]
Here’s a little fun fact for children of aging parents… Seniors have the highest crash death rate per mile driven, even though they drive fewer miles than younger people. In almost every industrialized country in the world, people are healthier and living longer than ever before. As a consequence, [...]