The Link Between UTI and Dementia in Older Adults

Posted August 29, 2017
The Link Between UTI and Dementia in Older Adults
There is a link between UTI and dementia. If left untreated, UTIs can provoke delirium, and go undetected among seniors with dementia. There are parallels in causes, symptoms, and treatment. Have you experienced a UTI? Over 50% of the female population experience a UTI, with around one-third experiencing recurring urinary tract infections. Men are less at risk, simply due to anatomy, though not completely out-of-the-woods. Some other reasons why a senior may get a urinary tract infection (UTI) include: Diabetes. Poor hygiene. Sedentary lifestyle. Menopause. Antibiotic medications. If you think you have a UTI, visit Senior Living Experts online to ...
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Senior Living Experts Chicago Founder Featured in Newspaper Article

Posted August 23, 2017
Senior Living Experts Chicago Founder Featured in Newspaper Article
Lisa Sneddon, Senior Living Experts Chicago Founder, Featured in Newspaper Article Lisa was featured in the August 8th edition of VoyageChicago, a newspaper which specializes in publishing "Chcago's Most Inspring Stories". Lisa is shown in the center of the photo above from the article, between Senior Living Expert consultants Kerry Quirin (L) and Nancy Siegel (R) Shown below is a quote from Lisa in the article: "What sets us apart from our national competition is that we provide the in person tours. We have also been all of these properties many many times. And we usually are very familiar with ...
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Five of The Best Times to Use Respite Care

Posted August 22, 2017
Five of The Best Times to Use Respite Care
Five of the best times to use respite care include post-injury, after a hospital-stay, for short-term rehab, during a crisis, and simply when the primary caregiver needs a break. Respite care is something that can benefit both seniors and caregivers by providing a back-up resource to use during times of crisis or emergency. This typically involves short-term stays in assisted living facilities with the main goal of returning home once convalescence is complete.  Senior Living Experts can help make finding the right respite care easier by providing comprehensive information based on distinct needs, which helps to narrow-down the field and ...
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The Importance of Immunizations in Senior Living Communities

Posted August 15, 2017
The Importance of Immunizations in Senior Living Communities
The importance of immunizations in senior living communities is a public health issue. Failure to protect seniors from transmittable diseases could evolve into an epidemic. It is important for anyone to be properly immunized against specific health risks, and that extends to seniors over the age of 65. This population is particularly vulnerable to contracting transmittable diseases, especially when living in senior communities with close-proximity to others. This reemphasizes the importance of seeing a medical provider for routine check-ups, and to be willing to listen to recommendations for immunizations from a trusted physician. If seniors need to connect with new ...
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A New Review Links Dementia to PTSD (Post-traumatic Stress Disorder)

Posted August 8, 2017
A New Review Links Dementia to PTSD (Post-traumatic Stress Disorder)
A new review links dementia to PTSD, particularly recognizing dementia later in life among veterans previously diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. Could there be a link between dementia and PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder)? Studies are emerging that highlight the similarities and parallels between these two medical conditions, particularly when it comes to diagnosing dementia.  Veterans diagnosed with PTSD were found to be more than twice as likely as those without PTSD to develop dementia as they age. Be proactive and see a provider if you- or someone you love- is exhibiting the signs and symptoms of a serious medical condition; ...
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Five Things You May Not Know About Psoriasis

Posted August 1, 2017
Five Things You May Not Know About Psoriasis
There are five things you may not know about psoriasis, a condition with no cure that impacts over seven-million people in the US, including distinct health risks for seniors. When it comes to living with psoriasis, Senior Living Experts has you covered with comprehensive information pertaining to dermatologists and other providers in your area. Did you know that over seven-million people in the US live with psoriasis? The symptoms can range from mild to severe and is frequently seen with co-occurring medical conditions, increasing the health risks for many sufferers. Five things you may not know about Psoriasis are:  Psoriasis ...
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