Heat Stress in the Elderly

Heat Stress in the Elderly

Reading Time: 3 minutesElderly people (people aged 65 years and older) are more prone to heat stress than younger people for several reasons: Elderly people do not adjust as well as young people to sudden changes in temperature. They are more likely to have a chronic...
Caregiver Basics: Dental Care

Caregiver Basics: Dental Care

Reading Time: 4 minutesAs we age, oral health problems like plaque buildup, dry mouth, cavities, tooth decay, gum disease, and oral cancers can trigger pain, swelling, sensitivity to hot and cold foods and drinks. Neglected teeth also detract from an older adult’s...
What You Should Know About Prostate Cancer

What You Should Know About Prostate Cancer

Reading Time: 4 minutesProstate cancer kills one man every 16 minutes.  Caregivers – talk to the men you care for! What is Prostate Cancer? The prostate is part of the male reproductive system, located below the bladder and just in front of the rectum. It is a...
Understanding the Nutrition Facts Label

Understanding the Nutrition Facts Label

Reading Time: 5 minutesHelping the person you care for make healthy dietary choices can be a real challenge.  Better nutrition can help older adults feel their best and stay more active. It can also help lower the risk of developing some health conditions that are...