Nervous and fidgety behavior is common among seniors with dementia. So, it’s important to keep their hands (and minds) busy and entertained. Fidget blankets and activity devices like these were created for that purpose.
To avoid problems, most seniors will be healthier when they stay in temperatures between 77˚ F and 69˚ F. Temperatures above that can lead to dehydration or heat stroke. Colder than that and hypothermia could result.
Heating pads are a common tool for relieving the aches and pains of aging. Safe heating pads for the elderly have features like auto shut-off, multiple heat settings, and insulating covers. Here are the best heating pads for seniors.
Feeling cold is a common complaint of the elderly and there are lots of ways to keep elderly people warm. Learn more about traditional ways like layered clothing and blankets plus so higher tech ways through thermostats and electronic devices.
The most common reasons that elderly people feel cold are usually tied to medical conditions like hypothyroidism or hypotension. But medications and physical changes in the body related to aging can also make seniors feel cold. Here are the most common causes.
To find the best warm blanket for an elderly person you should know where they will use the blanket, how warm they want to be, the differences in the various materials and how easy it is to clean. Keep reading to see my top recommendations.
Electric blankets and space heaters both require electricity and provide heat. But from there, they differ pretty significantly. Which is right for you? Keep reading to learn the pros and cons of each.