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By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on December 28, 2021

Garlic has been used in traditional medicine for more than 4,000 years, and many recent studies have confirmed just how healthy this root vegetable can be. The benefits of garlic can be especially valuable for seniors. Here are a few reasons to include more of this healthy food in your…

By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on December 21, 2021

A decreased sense of taste is part of the natural aging process. Though it’s not entirely known why this happens, it’s known that our sense of taste is tied to our ability to see. As we age and our eyesight diminishes, our sense of taste can diminish right along with…

By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on December 14, 2021

With a solid treatment plan, many seniors who have Alzheimer’s can delay or lessen some of the worst symptoms of this disease. If your aging loved one has recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, you should spend a little time exploring all the various treatment options. While researchers don’t know of…

By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on December 7, 2021

Some seniors with dementia, especially those in the later stages, demonstrate challenging behaviors such as outbursts. When this happens, it’s important for family members and caregivers to remember it isn’t their loved ones speaking—it’s the voice of dementia. With the deterioration of cognitive function, a senior with dementia has difficulty…

By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on November 23, 2021

Gardening is often thought of as just another pastime for seniors who want to add beauty to their living spaces. However, the physical exercise involved in tending a garden has tremendous health benefits for elderly people. Here are a few reasons your aging loved one might want to take up…

By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on November 16, 2021

B12 deficiency can result in a variety of health conditions, including mood swings, general lethargy, insomnia, a loss of appetite, and vision problems. While this vitamin is found in several foods, seniors often face difficulty in properly digesting these foods. However, with a few lifestyle changes, most aging adults can…

By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on November 9, 2021

Physical activity is an important element of treating arthritis symptoms. Many seniors don’t participate in enough physical activity, but encouraging those with arthritis to incorporate exercise into their daily schedules can offer relief from symptoms of the condition. Here are some simple activities for battling arthritis symptoms. 1. Stretching Regular…

By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on November 2, 2021

Seniors with dementia usually find it challenging to manage their money. Caregivers often begin to suspect their aging loved ones have some form of cognitive decline when their parents take too long to count money. Eventually, aging adults may forget to pay bills or even lose money. Here are some…

By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on October 26, 2021

Yoga is a relaxing pastime with several health benefits. Although you should always check with your senior loved one’s physician prior to embarking on a new exercise regimen, yoga is considered a safe, low-impact way to exercise. Here are five ways yoga boosts elderly health.  1. Releases Endorphins Elderly people…

By Doris Kasold, 9:00 am on October 19, 2021

Lung cancer is a disease that damages cells in the lungs, causing them to mutate or change. This condition is one of the leading causes of death among older adults. However, making smart lifestyle choices can reduce the risk of this disease and keep seniors in good health. Here are…