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  • Understanding the GI Bill: Benefits for Senior Veterans

    May 18, 2024

    Discover the transformative benefits of the GI Bill for senior veterans, including education assistance, housing allowances, and job training programs.

  • Mental Health Resources for Senior Veterans

    May 16, 2024

    Discover essential mental health resources for senior veterans, including VA counseling, support groups, and online tools. Break the stigma and seek help today.

  • Measuring Frailty for Better Health

    May 10, 2024

    Frailty is a state of vulnerability that comes from the loss of built in reserves in your body, and they build up over time as the age related changes accumulate. It highlights your physiological age due to these changes, which makes you more vulnerable.

  • Electrolyte Imbalance in the Elderly

    May 7, 2024

    Under normal circumstances, in adults the balance of electrolytes remains proper and correct. However, the natural byproducts of aging, or stressful conditions like prolonged dehydration can lead to electrolyte imbalance in the elderly, which can put them at higher risk.

  • Dysphagia in Seniors

    May 3, 2024

    Dysphagia, which is the clinical term for difficulty swallowing, is a condition that can impact your quality of life and pose health risks. 

  • Glassy Eyes in the Elderly

    April 30, 2024

    This condition is known as glassy eyes, and it can affect anyone at any age, but is generally more common among the elderly.

  • Volunteer Opportunities for the Elderly

    April 22, 2024

    While aging is a natural part of our lives, and there will undoubtedly be changes our bodies go through, some of which may diminish the quickness and strength we once had in our youth, one thing that can never be reduced is the ability of one individual to make a positive impact on society and the people around them.

  • Preventing Evening Senior Agitation

    April 20, 2024

    Learn how to manage senior agitation, or 'sundowning,' with calming routines, environmental adjustments, and soothing activities. Discover more.

  • Sundowning: Symptoms and Signs

    April 19, 2024

    Learn about the symptoms and signs of sundowning in Alzheimer's and dementia seniors. Discover practical strategies for managing this challenging condition.

  • Common Surgeries for Older Adults

    April 9, 2024

    As adults age through the stages of life, there are without a doubt many changes that you will go through. Your body and capabilities will change over time, and your needs may become more complex, which can include surgery becoming a necessity.

  • Fatigue in the Elderly

    April 5, 2024

    As we age, many seniors find they can’t occasionally make it through the day without the odd nap here and there. But napping could indicate more than just natural aging in seniors. Being able to recognize this shift is crucial in providing effective care to our elderly loved ones and keeping them safe and healthy.

  • Knee Pain in Elderly Adults

    April 2, 2024

    Most of us think that experiencing joint issues like pain, swelling, or stiffness, specifically in the knee joints, are an inevitable and guaranteed part of the aging process. And while it is true that some occasional aches and twinges may likely be age-related, knee pain is not necessarily a foregone conclusion.

  • Caregiver Grief

    March 29, 2024

    In the United States of America, over 53 million people are caregivers for either an adult or children with chronic health conditions or disabilities. This figure accounts for one in five Americans, and will only continue to grow as the population of the country ages, and more numbers of older adults will require at least some assistance to maintain their quality of life.

  • Seniors and Malnutrition

    March 26, 2024

    Malnutrition is, simply put, the lack of proper nutrients required for someone to function. It can occur due to a combination of many factors, such as an imbalance of protein, calories, vitamins and minerals. According to the National Council on Aging, senior hunger and nutrition are significant issues facing the United States, and more than 10 million older Americans are at risk of hunger, and about 1 in 10 adults are currently experiencing malnutrition.

  • Hydration for Seniors: Why it Matters

    March 22, 2024

    One of the simplest things we can do to protect our kidneys, heart, circulation, skin, and just about every other system in our bodies is to drink more water. Unfortunately, as many as 40% of seniors do not consume enough fluids. Now that we’ve entered Spring and the weather will start warming up, being aware of proper hydration and the dangers of dehydration is more important than ever.

  • Promoting Healthy Lifestyles for Senior Care

    March 19, 2024

    Discover how Senior Helpers Fresno promotes a healthy lifestyle for seniors through nutrition, physical activity, mental stimulation, and social engagement.

  • The Importance of Proper Rest

    March 19, 2024

    Eight hours of sleep every night is the rule of thumb that we all learned. But, as it turns out, it is perhaps not that simple.

  • Meal Prep Shortcuts for Caregivers

    March 18, 2024

    Discover meal prep shortcuts for caregivers to provide nutritious meals for seniors efficiently. From grocery shopping to batch cooking, simplify meal planning.

  • Living Well Aging Alone

    March 15, 2024

    The journey through the stages of life is a long, rich experience, and naturally in each life there will be ups and downs, gains and losses, victories and failures, and so forth. But ultimately, the way in which we respond to the opportunities and setbacks in life will help to shape our destinies and outcomes.

  • The Benefits of Arts and Crafts

    March 12, 2024

    Arts and crafts can be an enjoyable and therapeutic pursuit for people of all ages, promoting well being and relaxation, as well as providing an outlet for emotions and giving opportunities to connect with your inner self as well as people around you. For seniors, it offers many positive health benefits, which makes it worth giving particular consideration as a new or revisited hobby.

  • Diet and Nutrition Tips for Seniors

    March 8, 2024

    Most of us have some passing familiarity with at least the basics of good nutrition. Lots of fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, and making sure to get adequate hydration are all simple tips that can’t steer you wrong. And while those basics remain relevant at any age, some of our nutritional needs will change as we age.

  • The Hazard of Hoarding

    March 5, 2024

    If we don’t have a collection ourselves, we all certainly know collectors. People who never seem to have enough of some random objects or items that tickle their fancy, be they stamps, saltshakers, coffee mugs, or seashells.

  • Palliative vs Hospice Care

    March 1, 2024

    When you or a loved one are faced with a diagnosis of a serious illness, choosing the type of care that would be best can feel confusing and overwhelming. But by understanding the options and planning for when an illness progresses, you can make sure to prioritize the health goals that matter most and maximize your quality of life.

  • Apathy in Alzheimer’s or Dementia

    February 27, 2024

    Apathy is defined as a feeling of disinterest, lacking the motivation to do anything or to care about anything around you. It can be a sign of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and some mental health conditions.