It's a fact of life, and a fact of aging, that once we celebrate our 30th birthday our balance begins to decline. As we continue to age, that lack of balance can be potentially harmful as it can result in trips and falls.
It's anticipated that by 2028 the cost of private nursing home care will double from current costs and the government has forecast that there could be a 50% increase in the population of those 65 or older which could put a strain the resources available for nursing home care.
As we age our bodies slow down and require special care and consideration. Along with our bodies, our minds and mental faculties deteriorate and as caregivers we need to be cognizant of these changes and pay special attention to the needs of our aging relatives.
Although strokes are equal opportunists, there are various risk factors that can increase the chances of your loved one having a stroke. As a caregiver, one of the greatest gifts you can offer your care recipient is knowledge and help for prevention.