COVID-19

La Vie Care lifts those lockdown blues

Lockdown has caused a huge disruption in the lives of virtually everyone. 

For older folk, though, it has meant the separation of loved ones that at a time in their lives becomes almost unbearable. La Vie Care has stepped up to the challenge, though, and provided a solution that is simple, yet sensational!

'Bad' nurses caring for elderly under fire

2020/06/30

A recurring theme in negative reports about nursing quality in the NHS (National Health Service, UK) seems to be the care given to older patients. Clare Lomas investigates what can be done to meet the challenge.

Why is the corner of my eye itchy?

2020/06/29

Many people experience itching in the corner of the eye, where the tear duct is. The main causes of itching in the corner of the eyes are bacterial and viral infections. In some instances, parts of the eye may 

The Dementia Dossier

2020/06/24

Here is the A-Z of dementia. Dementia is a collective term used to describe various symptoms of cognitive decline, such as forgetfulness. It is a symptom of several dying diseases and brain disorders.

Breakthrough drug for coronavirus can save lives

2020/06/18

A cheap and widely available drug worldwide can help save the lives of patients seriously ill with coronavirus. The drug is part of the world’s biggest trial testing existing treatments to see if they also work for…

Tinnitus

2020/06/09

If only that darn ringing in my ears would go away… To treat your tinnitus, your doctor will first try to identify any underlying, treatable condition that may be associated with your symptoms. If tinnitus is due to a 

Seniors wary of increased bathroom visits

2020/06/03

For many seniors, drinking too much water means having to get up too often in the night to go to the bathroom, and just getting there could be like crossing a minefield.

COVID-19: Giving back to residents

2020/05/29

This was put together and streamed to millions over the globe to highlight the focus on wellness for the body, mind, and spirit, especially during the COVID-19 crisis, when it is needed more than ever.

The dynamics of Lewy body dementia

2020/05/26

Lewy body dementia is a progressive, degenerative brain disease. It’s the third most common type of dementia, after Alzheimer’s and vascular dementia. It can be confusing because some symptoms are similar

Robots to the rescue with COVID-19

2020/05/25

With the onset of the global coronavirus pandemic, robots are increasingly being employed as helpers, taking on often dull, difficult, and dangerous tasks and thus reducing humans’ exposure to COVID-19.

Is home care always best?

2020/05/21

In 2007, the famous Swiss actress Lilo Pulver decided to move into a residential home in Bern. At this time, she was neither disables nor dependent on care, but rather wanted to share her memories and fears with 

Pneumonia in elderly

2020/05/15

Statistics show that 1 out of 20 adults who get pneumonia dies, according to the Centers for Disease Control in the US. This makes preventing pneumonia in the elderly a serious matter.

Elderly writing and remembering

2020/05/15

Telling their life stories, older adults find peace and a sense of wellbeing and dignity in looking back. Residents in senior facilities should be encouraged to write or record stories about their past. 

The bottom line

2020/05/15

In case you haven’t noticed, as we age there are a number of things that just aren’t what they used to be. In other words, we can’t or don’t perform at age 70 like we did at age 30. 

COVID-19: Masterplan for caregivers

2020/05/13

There are many older adults who are not in nursing facilities but who need help with personal care (bathing, dressing or eating) and assistance in areas such as finances and cooking to live independently.

Look out for age-related eye diseases

2020/05/11

There are four major age-related eye diseases (AREDs) that affect seniors: glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. Learning about the symptoms of and treatments for each of these…

Daily activities for alzheimer's patients

2020/05/06

We subscribe to a very liberal definition of “activity”. This is especially true when considering activities for Alzheimer’s disease, and dementia in general. Anything that keeps a person interested, busy, or in any way…

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