Benefits of Regular Dermatology Checkups | Apple Valley Hospice Care

Benefits of Regular Dermatology Checkups

Seniors who already see a general practice doctor may believe that specialized health care is not worth their time or money. However, some specialty care may be recommended by one’s physician, and other care may be important to do whether or not a general practice doctor makes a referral. One of the most important specialists…

Do Visible Leg Veins Need to Be Treated? | Apple Valley Hospice Care

Do Visible Leg Veins Need to Be Treated?

Visible leg veins have caused many problems for millions of adults around the world. They are often caused by genetic issues, meaning that those who have parents with visible leg veins are more likely to have them themselves. However, this issue can also be caused by disease and by issues that put more pressure on…

Senior Women and Heart Attacks | Apple Valley St. Bernardine Hospice Care

Senior Women and Heart Attacks

Heart attacks are often thought of as being a risk mainly for older adult men. However, heart attacks can hit any man or women no matter how young they are. While disease risk significantly increases as one grows older, symptoms are noticeably different between men and women. Although men often have textbook symptoms, women may…

National Glaucoma Awareness Month | Apple Valley St. Bernardine Hospice Care

National Glaucoma Awareness Month

Now that January is upon us, you may be hearing more about glaucoma. This is because January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, a time to teach others, particularly senior citizens who are most at risk, about this dangerous disease. If you are one who likes to wait to seek medical treatment until you experience symptoms,…

Should You Get the Flu Shot? | St. Bernardine Apple Valley Hospice Care

Should You Get the Flu Shot?

As a senior, you are probably asked every fall or winter whether you have already received the flu shot, which vaccinates you against influenza. You may see this vaccination advertised at your local clinic, on the local news, and in area pharmacies. However, because there is a lot of confusion on this subject, you may…

November is American Diabetes Month | Victorville Hospice Care for Seniors

November is American Diabetes Month

November is designated as American Diabetes Month, and while this may be a problem that affects people of all ages, it is most frequently seen among the elderly. In fact, as of 2012, adults who were between the ages of 45 and 64 were the most frequently diagnosed age category for diabetes. Whether struggling with…

What Is the Truth about Memory Changes? | Apple Valley Hospice Care

What Is the Truth about Memory Changes?

Most seniors have experienced some memory problems. Whether they cannot remember where they put the keys or they cannot quite pull a specific word out of their memory banks, memory changes seem to be a part of aging for anyone. However, not all memory issues or confusion is normal. Here is how to know what…

Knowing the Right Time to Move to Memory Care | Hospice Home Care

Knowing the Right Time to Move to Memory Care

It can be difficult to watch parents age. It can be even more difficult to see aging loved ones struggle with memory issues. These people may struggle to remember basic tasks, may struggle to care for themselves, may wander or become a danger to themselves and may have personality changes that are difficult for those…