Cerebral Vascular Accident (CVA) Stroke in Seniors

Cerebral Vascular Accident (CVA) Stroke in Seniors

One neurological disorder that can occur is a cerebral vascular accident (CVA) or commonly known as a stroke. A stroke can occur at any age, but the risk increases over the age of 65. According to the Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), early action is key. Here are some signs and symptoms to look for if you or someone you know is experiencing a stroke:

  1. Numbness on side of the body
  2. Sudden confusion
  3. Sudden trouble with vision
  4. Sudden trouble walking, dizziness or loss of dizziness
  5. Sudden severe headache with no known cause

The CDC recommends to act F.A.S.T. and utilize the following simple test;

1. F-Face-Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?

2. A-Arms-Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?

3. S-Speech-Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Is the speech slurred or strange?

4. T-Time- If you see any of these signs, call 911 right away.

At Perfect Solutions for Seniors, we recommend to have a list of all your doctor’s information on your refrigerator, so your family can have it readily accessible. www.cdc.gov

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Parkinson’s Dementia in Seniors

Parkinson’s Dementia in Seniors

In simplest terms, Parkinson’s Dementia in Seniors “PD” is a central nervous system disorder than can affect movement, often involving tremors. These tremors can be exhibit themselves in outer extremities such as legs and arms, or internally such as one’s larynx impacting their ability to swallow.

The Parkinson’s Foundation lists 10 early signs of “PD” Parkinson’s Dementia.

  1. Tremors
  2. Small Handwriting
  3. Loss of smell
  4. Trouble sleeping
  5. Trouble moving or walking
  6. Constipation
  7. A soft of low voice
  8. Masked face
  9. Dizziness or fainting
  10. Stooping or Hunching Over

If you or a loved one is experiencing these please schedule an appointment with your Doctor. For further information on Parkinson’s please visit Parkinson.org

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Alzheimer Blog - Perfect Solutions for Seniors Sarasota

Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Dementia in Seniors

According to the Alzheimer’s Association in 2018, 5.7 million Americans are living with AD. By 2050 that number is expected to rise to 14 million. “AD” Alzheimer’s Dementia in Seniors was first described in 1906, but it was not recognized as a common cause of dementia till 70 years later. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention define “AD” Alzheimer’s Dementia in Seniors “as a progressive disease beginning with mild memory loss possibly leading to loss of the ability to carry on a conversation and respond to the environment.” Age is the best known risk factor for AD, at this time.

10 Signs and Symptoms of “AD” Alzheimer’s Dementia in Seniors

  • Memory loss that disrupts daily life

  • Challenges in planning or solving problems

  • Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, or work or at leisure

  • Confusion with time and place

  • Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships

  • New problems with words in speaking or writing

  • Misplacing things and losing ability to retrace steps

  • Decreased or poor judgement

  • Withdrawal from work or social activities

  • Changes in mood or personality

If you notice these signs, schedule an appointment with your doctor. Remember, Dementia is NOT a normal part of the aging process.

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Peripheral Neuropathy in Seniors

Peripheral Neuropathy in Seniors

Peripheral Neuropathy is a nerve disorder causing numbness stemming from your peripheral nerves. This could cause numbness or weakness usually in arms and feet. PN is separated into two different categories.

Common symptoms of sensory neuropathy include:

• Tingling.
• Numbness, especially in the hands and feet.
• Changes in sensation — Some people feel severe pain, especially at night, and some are unable to feel pain, pressure, temperature, or touch.
• Loss of coordination.
• Loss of reflexes.
• Burning sensation.
• Feeling that you are wearing socks or gloves when you are not.

Common symptoms of motor Neuropathy include:

• Muscle weakness.
• Difficulty walking or moving your arms or legs.
• Muscle twitching.
• Cramps.
• Spasms.
• Loss of muscle control.
• Loss of muscle tone.
• Loss of dexterity.
• Falling.
• Inability to move a part of the body.

PN could impact walking and other abilities that may affect your quality of life. If you or someone you know needs assistance in your home with activities of daily living, personal care or travel to Dr. appointments, call us!

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Neurological Disorders and Aging in Seniors - Homecare Sarasota Blog

Neurological Disorders and Aging in Seniors

As we age, changes occur in our bodies. There are things we can noticeably see, such as hair color, but changes are occurring within the body as well.

Our brain and central nervous system are experiencing changes as well, this is why a person is more likely to suffer a neurological issue over the age of 65.

Here are some of the most common neurological disorders that affect seniors and may require senior home-care:

  1. Stroke or medical known as a Cerebral Vascular Accident (CVA)- this occurs when a part of the blood supply to the brain is being blocked, such as a clot.
  2. Neuropathy- nerve disorder causing numbness
  3. Alzheimer’s Disease- progressive diseases that destroys the cells in the brain
  4. Parkinson’s Disease- a chronic and progressive movement disorder
  5. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis- (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. This is progressive disease affecting motor neurons and causes deterioration of a muscle’s function. Any of these affects a person’s quality of life and they may need assistance in their homes.

Here, at Perfect Solutions for Seniors, we provide a free in-home consultation and work within your budget for 24 hour or as needed senior home-care in Sarasota. We do not want a person’s financial income to hinder care.

 

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