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  • Plan Ahead for Fall Prevention

    March 28, 2023

    There are many things that must be taken into account when planning out our retirement years. Sorting out health care plans, looking over financials and planning for the future monetarily, securing living arrangements and planning for necessary changes, and how to maintain a healthy social network of connections with friends and family. But there is one thing that many seniors may neglect to plan for, which is taking steps to prevent a fall.

  • Fighting Ageism

    March 24, 2023

    Today, there is a marked increase in emphasis on reducing prejudice in society and examining our own biases based around human traits like race, religion, gender, sexual orientation and identity, and other characteristics. Ironically, though, in discussions of bigotry, many young people and even some seniors themselves, will often make snide remarks about “old people” who do not share their attitudes or vote in the same way as them. Remarks like this lump all seniors into one bucket.

  • What Are The Hidden Costs Of Moving Into A Retirement Or Assisted Living Facility?

    March 23, 2023

    Retirement and assisted living facilities can be great options for seniors who need assistance with daily activities. Learn how it can benefit your senior loved one and find out the hidden costs so you can make an informed decision.

  • Traveling With A Senior: Eight Tips For Easy Airport Troubleshooting During Layovers

    March 20, 2023

    The airport experience can sometimes be a bit overwhelming when traveling with a senior loved one. Here are tips on how to make your journey more stress-free and enjoyable.

  • Preventing Financial Abuse of the Elderly

    March 10, 2023

    Elderly independent living abuse is a legal term that refers to the illegal or unauthorized use of a senior citizen’s assets, property, or money. When someone exploits the elderly to use their wealth without the permission or knowledge of their caretakers or the full understanding of the elderly person, it is a crime of a type of fraud.

  • Senior Health Myths

    March 7, 2023

    Americans are living much longer than ever now, and the truth is that bad health is not an unavoidable or natural part of the aging process. There are many myths and misconceptions surrounding getting older, but with moderate research findings and practical experience they can be disproven, altering the way we think about aging into and through the twilight years.

  • Leg Strengthening Exercises for Seniors

    March 3, 2023

    After the age of 40, muscle mass and strength in people will begin to deteriorate. As a consequence, the capability to engage in physical exercise becomes less and less. After the age of 50, the decline in strength and muscle mass rises to 15% per decade. Muscles will atrophy and grow weaker and smaller when not used, which creates a vicious cycle of age reducing muscles which then causes the person to do less activity, which reduces them further. In the elderly, the leading cause of this problem is sarcopenia, which is the involuntary loss of muscle mass and bone density due to age.

  • What Is Palliative Medicine & How Does It Work?

    March 1, 2023

    Palliative medicine is an important form of care that can improve the quality of life for elderly patients. Learn more about palliative medicine and how it works.

  • Causes of Elderly Sleepiness

    February 28, 2023

    People tend to sleep more lightly as they get older. Midnight awakenings due to aches or bathroom needs are common occurrences for the elderly, as well as taking a nap during the day to make up for lost sleep at night.

  • Preparing Meal Plans With Low Sodium And Low Fat Or Carbohydrate Counts For Diabetic Relatives

    February 27, 2023

    Meal plans that are low in sodium, fat, and carbohydrates can have tremendous benefits for diabetics. Here is our guide on how to prepare nutritious meals if you are taking care of a diabetic relative.

  • Preventing Sepsis in Seniors

    February 24, 2023

    Sepsis is a serious and life-threatening health condition that can and does affect all age groups. Infants, people with chronic health conditions, and those who have damaged immune systems are all more likely than those without to acquire sepsis. However, adults over the age of 65, particularly those who have health problems, are more prone to sepsis than all other groups and demographics. Adults 65 years of age and older are 13 times more likely than adults younger than 65 to be hospitalized with sepsis, and 63% of older adults admitted to the ICU present with sepsis upon entry. Just as with strokes and heart attacks, sepsis is a critical medical emergency that requires swift diagnosis and treatment to save the health and life of the patient.

  • Will Home Care Improve Quality of Life?

    February 21, 2023

    Chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, and others can significantly affect the quality of life of the person suffering from them. Even though many chronic disorders do not have a cure, there are usually several treatments or strategies that are available to help manage and alleviate symptoms. Home care is a type of health care that offers assistance and support to people while they are at ease in their own home.

  • Exercise Lessons from Our Ancestors

    February 17, 2023

    One thing you may notice if you should look at the fossils of early man is that their skeletons were comprised of thick, heavy and powerful looking bones. While you may attribute this to their existing in a state closer to nature and being closer to our wild, unevolved state, the surprising truth is that our own bones today have the potential to be just as strong.

  • Three Oral Health Myths for Seniors

    February 14, 2023

    Growing older brings with it a more common occurrence of tooth and gum problems. While some seniors think losing some or all of their teeth is inevitable, the truth is that good oral hygiene and care lowers the risk of dental problems. This is even more important than ever, as poor oral health is linked with malnutrition, and a whole host of other issues like heart disease and even dementia.

  • How Home Care can Improve Seniors’ Mental Health

    February 10, 2023

    Being mentally healthy means being in a state of emotional, psychological, and physical health. All three areas have an impact on our capacity for rational thought, positive mood, and effective behaviors. Several widespread risk factors affect mental health, and they can appear at any age or any moment. The majority of older persons have good mental health, but many are at risk of developing illnesses because of physical, social, neurological, or other environmental variables that are harmful to good mental health.

  • Questions to Ask a New Doctor

    February 7, 2023

    Older adults may have a long-term primary care provider with whom they have developed a trusting relationship over the years they’ve been seeing them. But as we age, we may find ourselves needing a new doctor. They may have retired from practice, your needs as a patient may have changed, you may have different insurance that no longer covers their practice, or your conditions may require the care of a specialist. No matter the reason, odds are good that at some point in your life you will find yourself shopping for a new healthcare provider for yourself or a loved one.

  • Lowering Alzheimer’s Risk

    February 3, 2023

    Memory issues are one of the earliest signs of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. People who have Alzheimer’s can gradually lose their capacity to have a conversation and react to their surroundings.

  • How Aging Affects Memory

    January 31, 2023

    As we age, we tend to find our memories become less reliable. We may forget important details, or trivial details like where we placed something. This is a normal part of aging, but there are still ways to help prevent memory loss.

  • Lecanemab: What You Should Know

    January 27, 2023

    Lecanemab, which is marketed under the brand name Leqembi, is a recently approved anti-amyloid monoclonal antibody intended for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. This class of medication works by clearing amyloid deposits from the brain. Amyloid is a protein that accumulates in the brains of those suffering from Alzheimer’s, and is the critical component in the resulting dysfunction and damage to the brain.

  • Valentine’s for Older Adults

    January 24, 2023

    When you think of people who may not like Valentine’s Day, you might guess that it would be people who may have recently had a bad relationship or rough breakup. But there’s another group to consider, and it may surprise you to hear it’s older adults.

  • How To Make The Most Of Your Tax Deductions As A Senior

    January 23, 2023

    Stay up to date when preparing to file your taxes. Learn more about how to take advantage of all the tax deductions and credits available to seniors.

  • Heart Attacks

    January 20, 2023

    Heart attacks occur when there isn’t enough blood flow getting to the heart, preventing it from getting the oxygen it needs to function. This naturally is a dangerous condition, one that can result in lasting tissue damage, and in severe cases, even can cause death in the individual suffering one.

  • Spend Time in Nature for a Health Boost

    January 17, 2023

                For many people, the pandemic has been a time where much time has been spent quarantined in one’s home, and didn’t spend as much time going out or seeing others. On the other hand, public health experts came to tell us that socializing outdoors was a far safer option than staying indoors and doing it. Events of all kinds, from weddings, to family visits, to church services all picked up stakes and moved to the great outdoors as weather permitted.

  • The Benefits of Local Fruits and Vegetables

    January 13, 2023

    While we may be in the middle of winter, you can always find seasonal produce from nearby farms at your local farmers’ market. Eating locally has become a trend in recent years for health and environmental reasons, and for supporting local small businesses and farmers. Local food travels a much shorter distance to get to you and that means it’s fresher, higher in nutrients, and reduces carbon footprint.

  • Who is Considered a Good Caregiver

    January 10, 2023

    Finding a caregiver for a loved one can be a daunting task. They’ll need to be reliable, trustworthy, competent, and compassionate. But how do you know what to look for? There are some key qualities that go towards making someone into an excellent caregiver.