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By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on October 8, 2020

Exercising is an activity that offers many various benefits, including opportunities for social interaction, enhanced mood, better sleep at night, and a lower risk of falls and injuries. However, in addition to the previously mentioned benefits, multiple scientific studies have confirmed physical exercise can ward off the development of Alzheimer’s…

By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on September 17, 2020

Dementia can cause many symptoms, most of which affect the brain in some way. Though memory loss is most commonly associated with this condition, many people may not realize dementia can have a significant impact on a senior’s visual perception as well. However, dementia and vision changes often occur together….

By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on September 3, 2020

  Since old age can cause any number of dental issues, it’s not uncommon for seniors to end up wearing dentures later in life. Though modern dentures may be almost indistinguishable from regular teeth, they require special maintenance. Improper care of dentures may cause your elderly loved one to develop…

By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on August 20, 2020

When seniors develop hypertension, they become susceptible to strokes, heart attacks, and other life-threatening cardiovascular conditions. To prevent their blood pressure from becoming too high, seniors may need to make some lifestyle changes. Here are six activities that reduce hypertension risk in older adults. 1. Playing Golf  Engaging in cardiovascular…

By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on August 6, 2020

One of the biggest mobility problems seniors face is a lack of balance. This might seem like a relatively small problem, but it can make it challenging to get out of a bath, stand up from a chair, or even walk up an incline. Understanding the causes of balance issues…

By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on July 23, 2020

The digestive system works hard every day to efficiently digest foods and make eating a pleasant and enjoyable experience. As people age, changes occur that can affect how an older digestive system functions. Here’s a closer look at how aging tends to affect the various body parts involved in digestion…

By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on July 9, 2020

Reducing the costs of healthcare and increasing access and convenience are some of the benefits of telehealth. The services can also reduce some of the burden placed on family caregivers, such as taking off from work to provide transportation. Using the services can be challenging for older adults, especially individuals…

By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on June 18, 2020

Caring for a bedridden elderly parent can be challenging, which means you’ll need to come up with a long-term treatment and care plan. With a little bit of hard work and some assistance, you should be able to enhance your parent’s quality of life while reducing the risk of several…

By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on June 4, 2020

Everybody gets exhausted now and then, but family caregivers are more likely to experience fatigue because of the many obligations, responsibilities, and duties on their to-do lists. Being overly exhausted isn’t good physically or mentally for anyone, and it can make it difficult to provide sufficient care for an older…

By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on May 21, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports nearly 25 percent of stroke survivors experience second strokes. A second stroke typically occurs within five years after the first event. Seniors living with diabetes, high cholesterol, hypertension, and obesity have a higher chance of experiencing subsequent strokes. However, there are ways…