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By Gleria Anderson, 9:00 am on September 17, 2020

One of the most crucial aspects of caring for a senior loved one is making sure he or she eats healthy foods. Many experts on senior nutrition recommend including different kinds of beans in a senior’s meals because of the wide array of nutrients these foods contain. Beans can provide…

By Gleria Anderson, 9:00 am on September 3, 2020

To ensure they remain as healthy as possible, seniors should get routine physical examinations and laboratory tests as recommended by their physicians. In addition to keeping your aging loved one updated on vaccinations and checkups, take additional preventative measures by encouraging him or her to undergo regular cancer screenings. Importance…

By Gleria Anderson, 9:00 am on August 20, 2020

Mobility loss is a common concern among senior citizens, and it can greatly impact their quality of life. If your elderly loved one can no longer get around as well as he or she once did, it’s important to understand why. Knowing the reasons for mobility loss can help your…

By Gleria Anderson, 9:00 am on August 6, 2020

Family caregivers take on their new responsibilities while also needing to continue to serve in their current roles. Many caregivers are also spouses and parents of young children. Caring for a senior loved one comes with its own rewards, but it can also be stressful to try to balance multiple…

By Gleria Anderson, 9:00 am on July 23, 2020

Did you know having a pet can drastically boost a senior’s health? It turns out that a furry friend can do more than just be adorable. Research published in Anthrozoös found that keeping pets has multiple benefits for senior owners. Something as simple as adopting a senior cat or a…

By Gleria Anderson, 9:00 am on July 9, 2020

All body systems undergo changes secondary to the aging process, and the eyes are no exception. The California Optometric Association recommends seniors take preventive measures by eating a healthy diet that includes fatty acids, vitamins C and E, and zinc. There are many types of visual impairment disorders that affect…

By Gleria Anderson, 9:00 am on June 18, 2020

Parkinson’s is a neurodegenerative disorder with no cure. However, there are steps the elderly can take to prevent the disease and boost their wellbeing. Staving off this condition can enhance the nervous system and increase independence. Below you’ll find ways for seniors to reduce their risk of Parkinson’s disease. Stay…

By Gleria Anderson, 9:00 am on June 4, 2020

Aging has been studied for many years. Seniors today are living in a time when we have more information about what causes people to grow older. Currently, there’s no cure for aging, but there are some interesting things to know about how the body responds to different factors that influence…

By Gleria Anderson, 9:00 am on May 21, 2020

Once diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, seniors must work with their healthcare providers to determine medications and treatment plans to best manage the symptoms. For seniors who prefer a more natural approach to alleviating their symptoms, there are also several lifestyle changes that can make living with Parkinson’s disease more tolerable….

By Gleria Anderson, 9:00 am on May 7, 2020

Sundowning isn’t an official health condition. Instead, it represents a collection of behaviors older adults tend to exhibit toward the end of the day. Confusion, agitation, and delusions increase when a senior is sundowning. Watching for your aging loved one’s patterns helps you know when to use these tips to…