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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…

By Julie Davids, 9:00 am on August 20, 2020

Surgical procedures can cause varying levels of trauma to the body, requiring time for healing. However, older adults can speed the healing process by eating foods that are rich in essential nutrients. Here are some of the most nutritious foods to help seniors recover after surgery. 1.Lean Meats Seniors who…

By Julie Davids, 9:00 am on August 6, 2020

Losing balance and falling can be a scary experience. Falls can result in fractures, broken limbs, or head injuries. Falling can be risky for anyone, but especially for seniors who have osteoporosis or brittle bones that break easily. Treatment for fractures or broken bones can require lengthy hospitalization and rehabilitation….

By Julie Davids, 9:00 am on July 23, 2020

From an increased risk of developing arthritis to reflexes that are a bit slower, there are many not-so-pleasant ways aging impacts the body. Digestion, which is the process of converting food into usable energy, can be similarly affected. The silver lining here is that there are some things seniors can…

By Julie Davids, 9:00 am on July 9, 2020

Telehealth services are an option your senior loved one can use to avoid having to spend too much time in public healthcare environments. Being able to get a health issue diagnosed over the phone or computer also gives your loved one an easier way to boost his or her wellbeing…

By Julie Davids, 9:00 am on June 18, 2020

The National Stroke Association reports up to 25 percent of stroke survivors experience second strokes. To recover from the first event and prevent another, seniors must adhere to certain habits. By adopting healthier lifestyles, seniors can reduce their risk of second strokes significantly. Take Medications as Recommended The variety of…