Mourning the loss of friends to Dementia/Alzheimers

Memory Loss

Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease are two separate diseases that both demand the loss of memory. Dementia is an overall term that describes a group of symptoms associated with a decline in memory and thinking skills. While Alzheimer’s Disease is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking, and behavior. Both Dementia and Alzheimer’s … Read more

Pet Ownership and Seniors

Benefits of Pet Ownership

Animals play a huge role in our everyday lives. They comfort us when we need a pick me up, the play with us when we need a break, they give us exercise when they need to be walked, and most importantly, they greet us with overwhelming energy when we walk through the door. But, there … Read more

The Importance of Respite Care

Respite Care

You know when the stewardess on the plane tells you to put your oxygen mask on before you help anyone next to you in the case of an emergency? That’s because you need to take care of yourself before you can properly take care of others. The same can be said for taking care of … Read more

Heart Disease

Cherished Transitions

The number one leading killer of adults over the age of 65 is heart disease. Although this may be a shock to some people, others know this all too well. According to the CDC, within the United States, more than 630,000 people per year are killed by heart disease. About half of Americans (49%) have … Read more

Identifying Alzheimer’s Before it Occurs

Senior Living

Identifying Alzheimer’s Disease Before it Occurs Alzheimer’s an ugly disease that can take anyone. Your loved one is still right in front of you and even looks exactly the same, but can’t remember your wedding day. What are scientists and researchers doing about Alzheimer’s disease? An international team of scientists are seeking a better way … Read more

Siblings Taking Care of Mom

Taking Care of Mom

What happens when mom gets to the point where she needs constant care? Does she go into assisted living, do the siblings take turns taking care of her, or do we hire in home care? That’s a question most everyone has to meet at one point in their lives. For some people, it’s an easy … Read more

Bathroom Safety for Aging Loved Ones

Elderly

The typical person spends a minimal portion of their day in the bathroom getting ready for their day, using the facilities, brushing their teeth etc., but most people don’t think of the dangers lurking in a bathroom when it comes to the elderly. In 2015 alone, more than one in four older adults reported falling … Read more

Dangers of Medication Mismanagement at Home with Elderly

Medication

This topic is one of the underlying social concerns that does not get the attention that it should. Every day in America our elderly Kansas City citizens are being prescribed medications to provide a greater quality of life, in some cases, quite a few of them. With many studies identifying that most seniors over the age of 68 have an average of 8 to 12 daily medications to take, the chances of accidental overdose are greater now than ever before.

Positive Effects of Socialization by Living in a Senior Community

Socialization

It is a proven scientific and medical fact that loneliness and isolation can lead to a chemical imbalance and depression. Depression can effect someone both emotionally and physically presenting additional biological and physical challenges that can become debilitating. At Cherished Transitions, serving the Kansas City area; we have seen the effects that isolation and depression can have on seniors. As a team of medically trained professionals (RNs) we want to help with providing a better quality of life for seniors in the Kansas City area. This article will focus on some of the positive effects of socialization.