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By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on May 24, 2022

Did you know that more than 795,000 Americans have strokes each year? While there are uncontrollable risk factors for stroke, such as age, gender, race, and family history, there are many things seniors can do to actively lower their overall risk. Here’s some general information on healthy habits every senior…

By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on May 17, 2022

The foods your senior loved one consumes can have a significant impact on his or her health, so it’s important to focus on eating wholesome, nutritious foods that offer a variety of health benefits. Here are a few foods known to boost immune system health in older adults.  Yogurt Yogurt…

By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on May 10, 2022

When you’re a caregiver for a senior family member, the stress and responsibilities might make it difficult to get a full night of sleep. Taking care of yourself and getting enough rest are two of the best ways to stay healthy and be a better caregiver. Here are a few…

By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on May 3, 2022

It’s common for seniors who live alone to experience feelings of isolation, loneliness, and depression. If your elderly loved one experiences these negative emotions, it’s important to take steps to help him or her feel happier. To ensure you can promote your loved one’s sense of wellbeing, here are four…

By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on April 26, 2022

The gastrointestinal system is vital for retrieving the nutrients needed to keep other body systems functioning at optimal levels. As adults get older, their digestive systems undergo changes that may lead to different health conditions. Eating a healthy diet, getting enough sleep, and exercising are all important for keeping the…

By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on April 19, 2022

Hospital readmissions are more likely to occur for elderly people due to their vulnerability to infections and post-discharge injuries. These readmissions can affect seniors’ budgets while also causing them to be exposed to more germs. Seniors who are forced to return to the hospital can also have diminished morale and…

By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on April 12, 2022

Within a few weeks of being released, Alexa became one of the most downloaded programs in the world. This virtual personal assistant streamlines access to a wide variety of services and programs, ranging from Google searches to music libraries. For seniors who have a difficult time with devices such as…

By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on April 5, 2022

When most people hear the term “dementia,” they often equate the disorder with memory loss. However, the disease processes that cause the cognitive-impairing ailment affect many regions of the brain, including those that control vision. The types of visual disturbances seniors experience depend on the underlying type of dementia.  Posterior…

By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on March 29, 2022

Strength training isn’t just for the young. For older adults, strength training maintains the bone and muscle health necessary for everyday activities such as putting away groceries, cleaning the house, and playing with grandchildren. Even better, strength training not only helps seniors maintain physical mobility and bone density, but it…

By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on March 22, 2022

Seniors are frequently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in their later years. Luckily, there are a wide variety of treatments available to control the condition. Here are 4 ways you can help your elderly loved one manage diabetes.  1. Nutrition  One of the biggest factors in managing diabetes is nutrition….