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By Julie Davids, 9:00 am on September 9, 2021

As people age, it’s normal for their appetite to decrease slightly. However, a considerable loss of appetite isn’t normal and can cause or exacerbate many health problems. If an aging loved one displays a lack of desire to eat, it’s important to understand the causes and work on solutions. With…

By Julie Davids, 9:00 am on August 19, 2021

How we relate to our family members, both young and old, depends on many factors. Older family members deserve special attention because physical and mental changes are part of the natural aging process. If these changes are gradual and your older loved one is still able to perform the basic…

By Julie Davids, 9:00 am on August 5, 2021

Seniors often end up taking multiple medications each day to stay healthy and manage various medical conditions. However, it can be far too easy to mix up medications, take the wrong dosage, or forget to take medication at the right time. Medication mishaps are one of the leading causes of…

By Julie Davids, 9:00 am on July 22, 2021

While the potential risks of overdoing it with caffeine are well known, there are some surprising health benefits associated with the most widely used substance in the world. It’s the protective benefits of caffeine that can be especially beneficial for seniors.  Reduced Risk of Developing Type 2 Diabetes The risk…

By Julie Davids, 9:00 am on July 8, 2021

Many seniors have difficulty falling or staying asleep, but changes in the body that result from Alzheimer’s disease can make getting a full night’s rest even more difficult. An inability to get high-quality sleep can worsen symptoms of the disease and cause irritability, extreme mood swings, and changes in behavior….

By Julie Davids, 9:00 am on June 17, 2021

If your aging loved one is one of the million or so people in the U.S. living with Parkinson’s disease, his or her doctor has probably provided the information necessary to identify and treat symptoms. Yet there are some things the doctor may not tell your loved one about this…

By Julie Davids, 9:00 am on June 3, 2021

Joint pain is a common complaint among seniors, and while some may have serious medical conditions like arthritis, others may simply have aches and pains that come with aging. While seniors may not be able to fix their joint health overnight, there are some things they can do that will…

By Julie Davids, 9:00 am on May 20, 2021

Loneliness is difficult at any age, but seniors are particularly susceptible to isolation, which can lead to both mental and physical health issues. Here are a few ways to prevent senior isolation and promote senior health. Build a Network One of the most important safeguards against isolation is a healthy…

By Julie Davids, 9:00 am on May 6, 2021

The various types of cognitive impairment that occur during the different stages of Alzheimer’s can pose a threat to the safety of seniors affected by the disease. Understanding the ways Alzheimer’s progresses and the changes seniors experience can help family caregivers determine the best actions to take to prevent potentially…

By Julie Davids, 9:00 am on April 22, 2021

If you’re noticing signs your senior loved one is no longer able to drive safely, it can be challenging to bring up this subject, since many seniors equate driving with independence. This is understandable, but there could come a time when it’s not possible to put off this discussion anymore…