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Caring for the Elderly Blog

Seniors are vulnerable to cybersecurity threats on the Internet. Without online safeguards, their devices may become infected with malicious software and viruses. We examine the importance of creating strong passwords, installing protective software, and outline the basics of information security.
Seniors are usually targeted on their landlines by scammers. Those living with cognitive conditions like dementia are especially vulnerable to phone scams. We explore a few tips families can implement to prevent their loved ones from failing victim to malicious activity over the phone.
There are various online platforms that offer free brain stimulating games for seniors. Such games allow seniors to build on and improve their cognitive health by encouraging them to solve complicated puzzles. We list some of the most popular online games for seniors.
Autoimmune diseases can result in conditions like lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. While experts are still unsure why autoimmune diseases occur, treatment options are available. We outline key symptoms of autoimmune diseases and its many treatments.
Seniors are at higher risk of developing eye conditions like cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. These common eye diseases can be treated if detected by a vision care specialist early. Most symptoms are alleviated with prescribed medication; however, surgery may be required for some conditions.
Seniors are susceptible to neuromuscular diseases, affecting their movement and causing muscle strains. Conditions include motor neuron disorders, neuropathies, and neuromuscular junction. While most neuromuscular diseases are treatable, some are more severe than others.
Responsive behaviours are typical in patients with dementia and can be difficult to manage. Careful steps must be taken to ensure seniors feel safe and secure during sudden outbursts. We share a few strategies for families and caregivers to help manage responsive behaviours.
Weaker eyesight and lack of coordination at old age make seniors more susceptible to falls. Caregivers should take precautionary measures to prevent loved ones from falling and sustaining serious injuries. We share a few practices that can improve posture and reduce the risk of falls.
Caregivers may find it stressful to prepare healthy fitness meals each day for seniors. By creating a healthy meal plan, you can ensure loved ones are receiving the nutrients they require while limiting the hassle of making meals from scratch. We share a few simple recipes that are easy to make and seniors will love.

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