ALS Awareness Month

May brings us amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) awareness month. This designated month is designed to gain awareness and encourage funding and research for this currently incurable disease. Also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, named for the famous baseball player that came down with ALS and brought it to national attention when he delivered his farewell speech at Yankee stadium. ALS destroys the nerve cells of the brain and spinal cord. These neurons are essential in transmitting information that helps control the muscles. ... Read more

Helping your Parent after a Diagnosis of Age-Related Macular Degeneration

A diagnosis of macular degeneration can leave a senior fearful of what lies ahead and their ability to lead an independent life. Depending on the stage of the disease, they may have no vision loss or their central vision may be diminishing at a rapid pace. There are lifestyle changes that may slow down the progression of this disease and ways to make your loved one’s home safer and easier to navigate so that they can live as independently as possible ... Read more

Is Senior Care Beneficial During the End-of-Life Transition?

Senior Care in Shelby OH The end-of-life transition is an eventuality that no family caregiver wants to think about, but that every caregiver needs to. This is because that while this transition might be extremely difficult to handle for your parent and for you, preparing for it and planning well in advance can help you to feel more confident as you move through this period in your care journey, and help your parent to maintain peace of mind as they go forward. One ... Read more

Helping Your Senior Loved One Cope with Chronic Pain

Senior Care in Shelby OH Chronic pain is not a normal part of aging.  Pain is considered a symptom of a disease or disorder, but is not an illness in and of itself.  While age increases the risk of health conditions that can cause pain, it is something that needs to be managed so seniors can continue to live with a positive quality of life.  Unfortunately, many seniors assume that pain is a normal part of aging and don't mention it to their physician because ... Read more