Illness and Disease

New Findings in Parkinson’s Disease Research

Parkinson’s disease is a brain and body disorder that can affect some men and women at later stages in their lives. Even individuals with the best possible in home senior care in Colorado Springs may receive a Parkinson’s disease diagnosis. Most individuals with elderly care needs and their families learn to adapt to this disease’s …

New Findings in Parkinson’s Disease Research Read More »

Gentle Shepherd In Home Senior Care Colorado Springs

Understanding Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative neurological disorder most commonly affecting adults over 40 years old. The primary indicator is difficulties with movement, caused by a loss of dopamine.  Dopamine is a naturally produced chemical in the brain responsible for smooth, coordinated bodily movements. It is produced in the area of the brain referred to as the …

Understanding Parkinson’s Disease Read More »

Gentle Shepherd In Home Senior Care Colorado Springs

What is Palliative Care vs Hospice Care

Some people use the terms palliative care and hospice care interchangeably, but there are some distinctions between the two though both provide comfort treatment. Palliative care is typically provided to people with a serious illness, who still desire life-extending treatment or services such as Physical or Occupational Therapy. Hospice care is provided to those with …

What is Palliative Care vs Hospice Care Read More »

Senior man with hearing problems

Understanding Hearing Loss, Its Effects and Your Options

Presbycusis is a term which refers to hearing loss as we age, and in fact 33% of all adults aged 65 and above have some degree of hearing loss. Seniors losing hearing shouldn’t really come as a surprise to anyone, but the people affected don’t usually recognize that it’s happening because it occurs so gradually. Senior home …

Understanding Hearing Loss, Its Effects and Your Options Read More »

women in pink with pink breast cancer ribbon holding hands in celebration

Breast Cancer: What Does It Look Like as You Age and How to Catch It Early?

Breast cancer is a type of cancer that forms in the cells comprising- and compromising- the breast. After skin cancer, Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in this country, and while most often found in females, men are not immune to this disease. So, how can you stay safe? What are the signs of …

Breast Cancer: What Does It Look Like as You Age and How to Catch It Early? Read More »

caregiver assisting man with cane to stand

Caring for someone with Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a neurological disorder that typically affects us as we age into our senior years. Symptoms include tremors or trembling of the hands, arms, jaws and head, slowness of movement and impaired balance. If you have a parent with Parkinson’s, you might be wondering what you can do to assist your loved one to …

Caring for someone with Parkinson’s Disease Read More »