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By Julie Davids, 8:00 am on September 22, 2022

The body’s immune system weakens with age, making seniors susceptible to a number of health conditions, such as pneumonia. This infection is caused by viruses and bacteria. Although pneumonia accounts for numerous deaths every year, it’s preventable. Here are a few ways seniors can prevent pneumonia. 1. Know the Symptoms…

By Julie Davids, 8:00 am on September 8, 2022

Diet soda may seem like the ultimate low-calorie beverage, but it has several serious drawbacks that can negatively impact aging adults’ health. Here are some of the top reasons to stop drinking diet soda in the senior years.  Increased Waist Size Studies show seniors who drink diet soda on a…

By Julie Davids, 8:00 am on August 18, 2022

More than any other age group, seniors tend to feel lonely and isolated. Many live alone, and their friends, spouses, and other contemporaries may have moved or passed away. They’ve most likely retired from their jobs, and their children are grown and out of the home.  Loneliness can lead to…

By Julie Davids, 8:00 am on August 4, 2022

Eating can be a big challenge for seniors who have Alzheimer’s, and those who don’t get enough nutrients throughout the day could experience a wide variety of health issues. Ongoing malnutrition can result in lethargy, irritability, tooth loss, organ failure, and many other serious medical issues. If your aging loved…

By Julie Davids, 8:00 am on July 21, 2022

After a health episode, it’s important for seniors to review their habits. With a few lifestyle adjustments, seniors can hasten the healing process and prevent further health episodes from happening. Here are some changes seniors can make after health scares to boost their overall health. 1. Look at Health from…

By Julie Davids, 9:00 am on July 7, 2022

Being diagnosed with Lewy body dementia can lead to a series of health issues, including depression. However, as a family caregiver, you need to remain supportive and develop methods to boost your senior loved one’s mood. It’s best to know the symptoms associated with Lewy body dementia and how they…

By Julie Davids, 9:00 am on June 23, 2022

Strokes can affect seniors in a variety of ways. Some might experience short-term memory loss, while others might face challenges with paralysis or a change in motor skills. Since every senior’s symptoms are different, your elderly loved one’s doctor might recommend either traditional therapy or something more unconventional. Here are…

By Julie Davids, 9:00 am on June 9, 2022

According to the Parkinson’s Foundation, approximately one million Americans have Parkinson’s disease, and more than 60,000 people are diagnosed with the condition every year. A decrease in the levels of a chemical known as dopamine is one of the leading causes of Parkinson’s. Here are some facts about this important…

By Julie Davids, 9:00 am on May 19, 2022

If you have an aging relative, you know how important it is for your loved one to effectively manage his or her money on a day-to-day basis. Seniors often live on fixed incomes, meaning they don’t have access to additional funds should they need to pay for something out of…

By Julie Davids, 9:00 am on May 5, 2022

There are several known liver diseases that often have similar effects on the body. Some of the most common conditions that affect the liver include hepatitis and cirrhosis. Nevertheless, only a comprehensive liver function test can precisely reveal any problems with this vital organ. Here are a few common symptoms…