Joyce Apperson

About Joyce Apperson

Joyce Apperson is a Registered Nurse and Geriatric Care Manager with 15 plus years of experience working with advocating for seniors. She is the founder and President of Caring Connection, Inc., which provides in-home care and geriatric care management in Harford County, Baltimore County and Cecil County in Maryland. Joyce currently serves on the Harford County Advisory Board on Aging. In addition to writing articles here for the Caring Connection's blog, Joyce has been a regular contributor on senior care topics to the County Gazette.

3 Simple Habits Seniors Can Practice to Stay Healthy

Weak Immune Systems Place Elderly At Risk As people age, their immune systems become less effective. Exposure to everyday household germs and pathogens that wouldn’t pose a risk for a stronger immune system can cause recurrent illnesses in elderly people. Those illnesses can also cause significant complications in a body that isn’t as healthy as […]

Helping Seniors Manage Arthritis Pain

Diagnosing Arthritis in Seniors Perhaps one of the most painful accompaniments of aging is the development of arthritis. Almost half of seniors over the age of 65 have some form of chronic arthritis, making it difficult to perform daily tasks or routine movements without significant pain. While arthritis cannot be cured, it can be managed with […]

How Thyroid Disease Can Affect Seniors’ Quality of Life

What Seniors Need to Know About Hypothyroidism Many seniors associate feelings of fatigue, depression, and weakness with the normal aging process. Apart from a medical condition, however, such symptoms don’t have to be associated with growing older. In fact, they may be pointing to a common, but often undiagnosed condition known as hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism occurs […]

How to Understand the Dangers of Atherosclerosis in the Elderly

Atherosclerosis Can Cause Decreased Brain Function Atherosclerosis, described as a hardening and narrowing of the arteries, has long been associated with heart disease and heart attacks. As plaque builds up on the walls of the arteries, it creates a narrowing of the passageway, restricting blood flow to essential organs like the brain and heart. As […]

3 Reasons Seniors Need to Drink More Water

Dehydration Poses Serious Problems for the Elderly Water makes up about 50-60% of the human body. It is essential for blood flow, heart function, organ function, brain function, and waste removal. When people fail to drink enough water, they may experience muscle cramps, nausea, vomiting, heart palpitations, and lightheadedness. For elderly people, dehydration poses even […]

How Seniors Can Improve Health With Exercise

Exercise Offers Physical and Mental Benefits We all know exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, but as people age, exercise may seem more difficult or risky. Seniors may hesitate to incorporate a regular exercise routine based on fear of falling or increased pain associated with other health conditions. Research shows, however, that […]