How to Detect & Treat Vitamin B12 Deficiency in Older Adults

How to Detect & Treat Vitamin B12 Deficiency in Older Adults

Everyone knows that vitamins and nutrition are important for health, and many older adults take a multivitamin. But did you know that even among older persons who do this, many still end up developing a serious deficiency in one particular vitamin? It’s Vitamin B12....

How to Prevent, Detect and Treat Dehydration in Aging Adults

With aging adults, staying properly hydrated is extremely important, yet sometimes difficult to do. Older adults may be more susceptible to fluid and electrolyte imbalances. Their sense of thirst might diminish. And certain medications or medical conditions might make...
Choosing the Right Senior Health Care Facility

Choosing the Right Senior Health Care Facility

Many things should be considered when selecting a senior health care facility for your loved one. When Alzheimer’s and Dementia are also part of the equation, these questions become even more important. So, when the time comes to choose a senior health care or...
Translating Assessment Information into Person-Centered Care

Translating Assessment Information into Person-Centered Care

The Requirements for Participation (ROP) emphasize person-centered care which is care focusing on individual needs, interests and preferences. The activity professional learns early in their career that the activity assessment is the foundation of the therapeutic...
Kidney Function

Kidney Function

People with reduced kidney function miss this important warning sign. Anyone with a chronic disease knows the importance of monitoring personal health data to keep on top of one’s disease. If you suffer from heart disease, for example, you watch your cholesterol and...