Getting surgery done is a stressful decision despite the positive outcomes it can bring. For seniors, it is even more difficult because of slow healing and increased risk of complications. Post-operative care for seniors is an extremely important step for
Multiple sclerosis, or MS, is an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system. In other words, it is a chronic condition that largely affects the brain and spinal cord. It is also frustratingly mysterious, with no clear cause or cure.
Alzheimer’s disease is characterized by toxic changes in the brain. Therefore, it largely impairs memory and judgment, although motor skills may also be affected when brain signals meant to control muscles are damaged.
Getting dressed can become a struggle for both
Anti Strip Advice For Senior With Alzheimer’s Or Dementia
A common symptom for people with Alzheimer’s and other dementia is the tendency to try to remove their clothes. As with many Alzheimer's symptoms, it can be difficult to explain the phenomenon, especially
Did you know that one in three Canadians over the age of 65 will fall this year?
It is important to know the risks and to prevent falls from happening.
Some of these falls are life-threatening. In fact, falls are the leading
What I wish I knew about family caregiving early on is that the 24/7 ongoing responsibilities never let up. We do many things for our elders in the caregiving years.
We rush to the hospital in the middle of the night
It’s never easy to talk about incontinence. In fact, many choose simply not to talk about it - not with their healthcare providers or with their family. Incontinence, on its own, is not overly debilitating, however its effect on quality
How does Adaptive Clothing Help Health Care
Adaptive Clothing is an essential item for patients, seniors and caregivers. Adaptive wear makes a healthcare professional's job easier because it is safer and more convenient to dress and undress the patient. For patients
Adaptive clothing is designed for elderly or infirm people as well as those with physical disabilities who may experience difficulty dressing themselves. This difficulty is usually due to one or both of the following: an inability to manipulate closures (think
Silvert’s has been working with nursing homes and long-term care facilities since we started developing adaptive clothing. We have collaborated with various healthcare professionals and caregivers to develop and refine our products to make dressing less of a challenge. This