Finding Help for Your Loved One Online

  Managing a loved one’s care doesn’t just take a village. Sometimes it requires advanced research skills and a master’s degree in organizational development, too. Consider these five ideas to help you find the senior care you need online:  Get local in-home help. Does your parent need at-home assistance, for such…

Causes and Risk Factors for Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis results from deterioration of cartilage within the joint. The major risk factor is age, and approximately 70% of people over the age of 65 show some degree of osteoarthritis upon x-ray. Gender (the condition is more common in women) and joint injury and trauma (e.g., fracture) also are significant risk factors. Patients who have…

Caregiving Services in Shelby Township, MI

Diagnosis of Osteoarthritis Early diagnosis of osteoarthritis is important to treat the disease effectively. To diagnose osteoarthritis, the physician takes a medical history (e.g., personal and family history), performs a physical examination and takes standard x-rays. Upon x-ray, cartilage appears as a black space between bones and in patients with osteoarthritis, this…

Shelby Township, MI Home Care Services

WHEN YOUR ELDERLY LOVED ONE RESISTS HELP One of the toughest challenges you can face when caring for the elderly is resistance to care. How do you help a loved one who doesn’t want help? Understand how resistance to care can develop and strategies for fostering cooperation when caring for…

Signs and Symptoms of Psoriasis

Typically, psoriasis lesions are round, red, and have sharply defined edges with an overlying silvery white scale. These plaques usually begin as small spots that progressively involve very large areas. The scales can be scraped off, resulting in pinpoint bleeding of the lesions. One form of the condition, guttate (drop-like) psoriasis,…

Home Care Services in Shelby Township, MI

Cognitive training including puzzles, handicrafts and life skills are known to reduce the risk, and help slow down the progress, of dementia amongst the elderly. A new study   showed that cognitive training was able to improve reasoning, memory, language and hand eye co-ordination of healthy, older adults. Research has already…