Antiscald Shower Heads to Keep Elderly Parents Safe

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Slipping and falling aren’t the only hazards of stepping into the shower. Hot water scalding is also a very real potential danger.  Elderly people are at the highest risk from scald injuries as their skin is thinner and less tolerant to extreme water temperatures.  All it takes is a moment of carelessness and the faucet […]

Keep aging parents on schedule with the Med-e-lert Automatic Pill Dispenser

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As memory wanes with age, it isn’t unreasonable to say that even someone who is very careful could end up forgetting to take their medication or accidentally take them twice. Many of our aging parents require an arsenal of pills daily for common elderly afflictions such as diabetes, blood pressure, Alzheimer’s, depression, and cholesterol. Children […]

Automatic Pill Dispenser & Reminder System

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Is the E-Pill Automatic Pill Dispenser the answer? Tracking down dozens of pill bottles multiple times a day would be a painstaking task for even the most patient among us.  But when it comes to elderly parents suffering from memory loss and living miles away, dosing out medications can be a daily discomfort for everyone involved. […]

Mom’s got the MED-Q Pillbox: Now I can Finally Rest Easy!

The Med-Q holds pills and has sophisticated reminders.

It just so happens that my mother was born on Mother’s Day in 1932 so getting gifts for her can be challenging. She’s a rather traditional women as you might imagine and helplessly set in her ways. So set in her ways, in fact, that until I bought her the MED-Q Pillbox to replace her […]

3 Natural Anxiety Treatments for Elderly

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The elderly population is notorious for physical ailments and internal sickness, but few people recognize the psychological anxiety and trauma that also troubles aging parents. According to the Geriatric Mental Health Foundation, up to 20% of the elderly population suffers from generalized anxiety even though it is never diagnosed. This anxiety in the elderly manifests […]

Don’t want to end up like your parents? Here’s a tip.

Today’s New York Times featured an article on the effects of exercise on “successful aging.” In short, people who exercise regularly age better. The live long, suffer from fewer debilitating diseases, and are less prone to depression. Read it here: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/01/29/exercise-to-age-well-regardless-of-age/ Here’s the quote that really got my attention: In the eight years between the […]