As we age, our bodies go through numerous changes, including an increased vulnerability to the harmful effects of ultraviolet (UV) radiation. UV safety is crucial for seniors, as it plays a significant role in their overall health and well-being. As the years go by, the skin’s ability to protect itself from UV damage decreases, making … Read more
As we age, our brains undergo numerous changes, making brain health a crucial aspect of senior care. Understanding the unique challenges and needs of the aging brain empowers both seniors and caregivers to take proactive steps in maintaining cognitive health and overall quality of life for older adults.
Across the U.S., millions of Americans struggle with depression. Yet, this widespread mental health condition often goes unnoticed and under-detected. Since October is Depression Awareness Month, we are here to share the signs and symptoms of depression and ways to seek help. Signs & Symptoms Depression is a complex, multifaceted mental health condition and is … Read more
Falls are the leading cause of injury, both fatal and nonfatal, for people aged 65 and older. Falls can result in serious injuries, such as head trauma and broken bones. However, most falls are preventable. Below, we outline the steps and signs to look out for to help prevent falls in the future. Diet & … Read more
National Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month is a call to action for Americans to be aware of Alzheimer’s and its effects on the brain and cognitive function, to raise awareness of the disease, and to support and stand with those diagnosed. Here at A Place At Home, we share research, data, and resources to educate … Read more
National Stroke Awareness Month Stroke can be deadly, debilitating, and dangerous. Its attack on the body can be silent and without warning. Fortunately, there are ways to lower your risk of having a stroke. By definition from the American Stroke Association, “Stroke is a disease that affects the arteries leading to and within the brain. … Read more