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The Alzheimer’s Association provides insight into the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer's. Click here to find out what to look for and what to do if you notice these signs.
It is best to be informed and aware. “Among those taking sedatives and anxiety-reducing drugs,” the article says, “a lot of [emergency room] visits were because people were too sleepy or hard to arouse, or confused … And there were also a lot of falls.” Click here to read The New York Times' article on their "The New Old Age" blog.
We shouldn’t be surprised to learn that depression is epidemic among the aged. Read about understanding and treating depression. Focus on the Family provides this article on treating and understanding depression in the elderly with the added perspective of offering the hope of Christ.
National Council on Aging provides important steps to prevent falling. Practice in your own home and share with your family and neighbors. Click here to learn more and to download your own copy.