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By Julie Davids, 9:00 am on January 21, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports up to 25 percent of adults 65 or older experience falls each year. Up to 51 percent of the injuries resulting from falling include head trauma and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Another 9 percent of traumatic brain injury cases in seniors occur…

By Julie Davids, 9:00 am on January 7, 2021

Many bodily functions gradually decrease with age, including vision. However, there are a number of ways to boost eyesight and delay the onset of visual impairment in the senior years.  Eat Healthy Foods Orange and yellow vegetables, dark leafy greens, and egg yolks provide the antioxidants needed to reduce the…

By Julie Davids, 9:00 am on December 24, 2020

To boost cognitive health, seniors with Alzheimer’s should engage in mentally stimulating activities. If these activities become regular habits, seniors may be able to stave off some of the disease’s symptoms. Here are five activities that stimulate the brain.  1. Putting Together Jigsaw Puzzles Puzzles are a great way to…

By Julie Davids, 9:00 am on December 10, 2020

Whether your senior loved one takes a class or just turns on the music and moves to the beat, dancing has been proven to offer numerous physical, emotional, and social benefits. Multiple studies show moving to music is particularly beneficial for older adults. Here are five reasons dance is so…

By Julie Davids, 9:00 am on November 19, 2020

Old age can cause many dental issues, including dry mouth, gum disease, tooth loss, and weakened teeth. Therefore, it’s important for your senior loved one to remain up to date on dental care and maintain oral hygiene. Here are a few ways seniors can keep their teeth, gums, and mouths…

By Julie Davids, 9:00 am on November 5, 2020

Can you imagine seniors happily dancing to the songs of Elvis Presley, Paul Anka, the Platters, and the Beatles as well as other tunes that were popular in the ’50s and ’60s? Now imagine these seniors, all happily shaking and grooving, are also battling Parkinson’s disease (PD). Because of the…

By Julie Davids, 9:00 am on October 22, 2020

Caregiving entails many responsibilities, and one of the most important of these is to know what to do in the event of an emergency. Whether you’re new to caregiving or you’ve been tending to your senior loved one’s needs for years, being prepared to provide first aid can give you…

By Julie Davids, 9:00 am on October 8, 2020

work, family, and other life demands, keeping up with your elderly loved one’s health and wellbeing can be difficult. When visiting, take note of the following signs that could indicate your parent is experiencing problems. By observing these signs early, you can ensure your loved one receives the assistance he…

By Julie Davids, 9:00 am on September 17, 2020

Various lifestyle and health factors can increase a senior’s stroke risk. However, your elderly loved one can take steps to address health conditions and make lifestyle choices that reduce his or her stroke risk. Here are some of the common causes of strokes and how your loved one can prevent…

By Julie Davids, 9:00 am on September 3, 2020

Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative brain condition that causes aging people to slowly lose cognitive function. There’s quite a bit of information about the later stages of Alzheimer’s, but little is known about what causes the disease in the first place. Scientists from Moscow State University and King’s College London…