The systems and functions of our bodies are all interconnected in ways scientists continue working to unravel. As we age, these interactions between systems become even more important as the body’s reactions impact our aging bodies more intensely. Things we were able to shake off in our youth can … [Read more...] about Can Diabetes Make Seniors Confused?
In 2018, an estimated 9,500 senior fatalities occurred from falls. More than half of all fatal falls occur for people over the age of 75. This statistic is frightening, but there are ways to prevent falls in seniors. Discover how to optimize senior mobility, prevent seniors falling, and increase … [Read more...] about 6 Ways to Prevent Falls in Seniors
Senior nutrition in Arkansas has been a CareLink priority for many years, especially as we serve a community significantly affected by geriatric hunger. Sadly, 18% of seniors in Arkansas are not getting the balanced diet necessary to stay healthy, independent, and functioning optimally. As … [Read more...] about Geriatric Nutrition on a Budget
For people who are suffering from an advanced form of dementia or Alzheimer’s, boredom can be one of the most frustrating and damaging components of their day. Dementia patients who suffer from low stimulation also often suffer from increased instances of depression, irritability, and anxiety. … [Read more...] about Activities for Dementia Patients in Aged Care
Our director of development, Meredith Hale, wrote a piece for the May issue of Inviting Arkansas sharing ways brothers and sisters can work together to care for their aging parents. You can read it on their site, or read the unabridged version below. ♦♦♦ Caring for an aging loved … [Read more...] about Tips for sharing the caregiver role with siblings