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  • What to Do If Elderly Relatives Frequently Mix Up Their Pills and Medication

    March 15, 2023

    If you've noticed that your elderly relative mixes up their medication often lately, it's important that you stay involved in ensuring they get their doses on time and correctly. Here are some suggestions on how you can help.

  • How Daylight Savings Time Can Be Disorienting For Seniors With Dementia

    March 15, 2023

    Daylight savings time may be a minor inconvenience for us but it can be entirely disorienting for seniors with dementia. Learn more about how daylight savings time affects seniors and ways to minimize its effects.

  • 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.

  • Helping Your Aging Parents Quit Smoking

    March 3, 2023

    Everyone alive is aware of the harmful effects of smoking, but the problem with nicotine addiction is that just being informed as to the negative health outcomes isn’t necessarily enough to stop. Any doctor under the sun will suggest for you to quit smoking, and your loved ones will certainly feel much better in their twilight years living a smoke-free lifestyle. But wanting to quit and actually quitting successfully are two different animals. Consider the following ways you can support and help facilitate your loved ones’ desire to give up their smoking habit.

  • Caring for Aging Parents

    February 28, 2023

    It’s hard to know just how to plan for aging parents, but it’s especially hard for adult children with their own lives and responsibilities. There are several factors to consider when contemplating long term care for elderly parents.

  • Hydration 101: The Benefits, Risks And Recommended Drinks

    February 26, 2023

    It's essential to stay hydrated, especially for seniors. These are the benefits, risks, and recommended drinks when it comes to hydration.

  • Allergies In The Elderly: Causes, Symptoms, & Treatments

    February 26, 2023

    Millions of people are affected by allergies. Seniors can experience severe allergies thanks to some factors. Take the time to understand allergies in the elderly to know the best care you can give to your affected senior loved one.

  • Stroke Recovery for Seniors

    February 24, 2023

    The months following your loved one experiencing a stroke are frequently difficult. The transformation will necessitate an entirely new perspective on care, routine, and priorities. Not to mention the distress you’ll be feeling watching your loved one suffering from physical and emotional changes. However, with the large body of data around effective stroke therapy, there is optimism to be had for the road ahead.

  • Diets for Cancer Patients

    February 21, 2023

    One of the negative health effects of cancer is that it makes the immune system less strong. One of the things you can do to help build up your immune system is follow a healthy diet, which can help to build up the immune system and boost your body’s ability to fight off infections. A healthy diet also aids the body in the ability to heal the body tissues faster if the cancer or the treatment for it has caused any damage.

  • 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.

  • Mediterranean Diet: Fights Inflammation and Frailty

    February 10, 2023

    We all know that the things we eat are extremely important, but maybe we don’t know exactly why it’s important. The fact is that our diets have a great effect on our overall health.

  • Supplement Safety for Seniors

    February 7, 2023

    Dietary supplements for health are a major industry these days. One walk down the supplement aisle of a pharmacy or supermarket will display shelves filled with row upon row of all kinds of pills and powders all purporting to do one thing or another for your health. More than half of all older adults take dietary supplements, and for the most part these substances are not harmful, But there are still several things older adults should know and consider before taking any.

  • Maintaining Physical and Cognitive Health in Older Adults

    February 3, 2023

    As we journey through the aging process, maintaining physical and cognitive health becomes increasingly important. With our bodies and minds changing, we must care for ourselves in order to live a happy and healthy love. Fortunately, there are many things that older adults can do to maintain their physical and cognitive health, and here are some tips for keeping the body and mind in shape as we age.

  • Symptoms of Pneumonia

    January 31, 2023

    Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs that can cause mild to severe illness in people of any age. It is a leading cause of death worldwide in both children and older adults. Pneumonia is not caused by any one thing, but rather a whole host of different microorganisms like bacteria or viruses. It can range in severity from mild to life-threatening.

  • Exercise Plans for Seniors

    January 27, 2023

    Staying active is important for everyone, but it’s particularly important for seniors. Maintaining your physical health is a key aspect to maintaining independence and quality of life. Strong muscles, good balance, and stamina will help you do everyday tasks like shopping, housekeeping, gardening, enjoying time with your family, and help you to bounce back from injuries and illnesses.

  • Top 5 Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs) Aging Relatives Need Help With

    January 25, 2023

    Nowadays, seniors are increasingly choosing to age in place, but some may still need assistance with instrumental activities of daily living. Here are some of the ways you can help.

  • Self Neglect: An Underreported Abuse

    January 24, 2023

    The crime of elder abuse is sadly far too common. Many elders experience abuse at the hands of others, whether it's physical, financial, emotional, or sexual. Another form of abuse is neglect, which is when a person in charge of the wellbeing of a senior fails to provide for their health and safety. But there are many seniors who are in charge of their own wellbeing, and fail to meet their own needs.

  • Sleep Lessons of Our Ancestors

    January 20, 2023

    Even with all the modern advances in medical science, it can be useful to still take a look at the health practices of humanity throughout the ages. The environment that we all live in is a far different world than the one we evolved to function in, and our brains and bodies may not have fully caught up to the realities of everyday life.

  • Advance Directives

    January 17, 2023

    Making health care decisions for ourselves is difficult enough. But making health care decisions for others, someone we care about, can be overwhelming. And when the decisions to be made concern the business of the end of life, it can seem near impossible. Even when advance directives are in place, such as a living will to explain your loved one’s wishes, it can’t cover every possible medical eventuality. So how can you advocate for your loved ones when they can’t make their own decisions?

  • Are Baby Boomers Healthier?

    January 13, 2023

    Beginning in the 1960s, experts began to predict that the baby boom generation would be healthier than their parents and grandparents were. The boomers jogged into trends like aerobics or health food, and also were able to benefit from advances in science and medical care.

  • Protecting Seniors in Natural Disasters

    January 10, 2023

    Natural disasters are, by definition, devastating. They cost lives, ruin communities, and cost large amounts of money. And for senior citizens, they can be particularly deadly. During and after a storm or other natural disaster event, many people understandably experience extreme amounts of stress and trauma. Research has shown that elevated states of both can lead to an increase in cardiovascular disease risk, which will of course be more impactful for heart disease and stroke patients.

  • Protecting Seniors from Coronavirus

    January 6, 2023

    With the world heading into the fourth year of dealing with the pandemic caused by the COVID-19 virus, it can sometimes seem like the virus is old hat, something we’re merely living with now, and an unfortunate fact of life. But the fact is the virus remains as potent and debilitating as ever, and older people are known to be more at risk of serious illnesses due to coronavirus. Those with pre-existing medical conditions and those who are immune system compromised are at a particular risk. The vast majority of older adults do not live in residential facilities, despite popular perception, and are instead cared for by their family members. Therefore, the coronavirus is especially worrisome for those who are living with their elderly loved ones in a multigenerational home.

  • Alcohol and Seniors

    January 3, 2023

    Alcohol abuse is an insidious condition that can creep up and affect all demographics and cohorts, and the aging population of seniors are certainly not immune. For men and women over the ages of 65, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse considers just one drink per day to be moderate alcohol use. Therefore, heavy drinking is defined as having more than two drinks per day. Estimates have concluded that between 2 and 13 percent of individuals over the age of 60 are currently suffering from alcoholism.