Senior Care Archive

Growing Older with Grace and Dignity

Nobody really wants to grow old, and while there are steps we can take to slow the physical aging process, time marches on. For many seniors, the question is how to move forward into

Healthy Seniors: Diet and Exercise Matter

It’s never too late to make lifestyle changes to improve your physical health. These positive changes in caring for your body can lead to a longer, happier life and increase your ability to remain

Some Medications Found to Contribute to High Numbers of Senior Falls

While medical science has led to longer life expectancy, there are drawbacks. One risk is the medications found to contribute to the high numbers of senior falls. While many seniors are on at least

Be a Confident Caregiver with the Help of Technology

Serving as a caregiver is a rewarding but challenging experience. With the advances in technology now available, medical alert systems can be a caregiver’s best friend. Different medical alert companies offer different options and

Aging: It’s a State of Mind

It’s a true saying that age isn’t a number. It’s all about your state of mind and your approach to life. According to survey findings reported by the Pew Research Center, the older we

Getting Back into Action After Hip Surgery

Hip fractures and deterioration of the hip joint are issues experienced almost exclusively by seniors over the age of 60, and surgical intervention is often necessary to restore mobility. If you suffer a fractured

What is “Executive Function” in Memory for Seniors?

It’s no secret that many seniors struggle with memory loss. The Institute for Dementia Research & Prevention estimates that 1 in 6 women and 1 in 10 men who are over the age of

The Most Common Senior Health Risks

Did you know that falls are the most common cause of injuries in people 65 years and older? These falls too often result in hospitalization as well as death. Current statistics indicate that one

New Tools for Caregivers

Here’s a typical scenario. You are in the kitchen fixing dinner and talking with a friend on the phone. Your 87-year-old mother is in the living room, reading a book. She then decides to

Keep Grandma and Grandpa Safe

They were there when your kids were born, and while they grew up. The kids may have fond memories of visiting them, eating Grandma’s soft, made-from-scratch cookies, or helping Grandpa fix the lawn mower
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