Elder Care

Hypothermia and the Elderly


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 [...]

Hypothermia and the Elderly 2018-01-26T16:35:44+00:00

Flu Epidemic Alert!


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 [...]

Flu Epidemic Alert! 2018-01-26T16:36:15+00:00