Category Archives: Senior Health

  • Why Our Senior Years Are Our Happiest

    Posted on November 3, 2016 by in Senior Health

    It seems the senior years might truly be golden! At least that’s what a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry revealed when it discovered that older adults tend to be happier with their lives and less stressed than younger adults. The study surveyed a random sampling of 1546 people ranging in age […]

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  • Are You Helping or Enabling Your Loved One

    Posted on October 5, 2016 by in Caregiving, Senior Health

    There can often be a fine line between helping or supporting seniors and enabling them to continue behaviors that only hurt them. Sometimes, lending a hand actually makes a problem stick around, and that’s when it becomes enabling. We can’t change a problem if we are not forced to face the consequences of our actions. […]

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  • Activity Ideas for Seniors

    Posted on September 7, 2016 by in Caregiving, Senior Health

    Maintaining a level of mental stimulation, physical activity, and social engagement is important for health and vitality, especially for seniors who can easily succumb to isolation and depression. Depending on your loved one’s state of health, he or she may not be motivated to seek out activities on their own, so it is important to […]

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    How to Know if Your Loved One is Getting Proper Nutrition

    Posted on August 31, 2016 by in Senior Health

    As we age, it can become more and more difficult to get the nutrition we need for numerous reasons, but at the same time, it is not always easy to recognize the signs of malnutrition. Seniors who don’t eat properly are at risk for greater health concerns. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the […]

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  • How to Practice Medication Safety

    Posted on August 2, 2016 by in Senior Health

    Since mismanagement of medication is the most recurring reason elderly patients are readmitted to the hospital, an important aspect of caring for a family member is obviously creating an effective routine for successful medication management. Knowing how to practice medication safety is often more challenging than it sounds and requires upfront due diligence on the […]

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  • The Keys to Aging Well

    Posted on June 2, 2016 by in Senior Health, Wellness

    There are actually two connotations to the concept of “aging well”… how one looks and how one feels. The absence of wrinkles and age spots doesn’t necessarily indicate the presence of good health or a decelerated rate of acquiring the common conditions associated with aging. The keys to aging well require an accumulation of wise […]

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  • Top Health Concerns for Seniors Over 70

    Posted on May 25, 2016 by in Senior Health

    It is no secret that we’re more at risk for certain medical conditions as we age and that we should be aware of the health concerns for seniors in their 70’s. Heart attack, stroke, dementia, and chronic pain are simply more likely to occur in older individuals than in younger. In addition to these conditions, […]

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  • Tips for Caregivers to Help Seniors Cope With the Heat

    Posted on May 11, 2016 by in Caregiving, Senior Health

    Summer is around the corner, and with it, the potential for health problems related to heat exposure. Nearly 400 Americans die from heat-related issues every year with the majority of them being elderly. Numerous factors contribute to an elderly individual’s inability to cope with excessive heat, and the individual doesn’t have to be outdoors in […]

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  • You’re Never Too Old To

    Posted on May 10, 2016 by in Senior Health

    There exists a never-ending list of things you’re never too old to do, whether you are experiencing diminishing mental and physical capabilities or not. Let’s look at 9 of those suggestions today! You’re Never Too Old To…. You’re never too old to smell the roses. If taken literally, this might need to be removed from […]

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  • The Loss of Taste in the Elderly

    Posted on May 6, 2016 by in Senior Health

    The aging process is assuredly marked with sign posts characterized by loss…the loss of energy and stamina; the loss of memory; the loss of physical strength, flexibility and agility; the loss of tight skin, toned muscles, and shiny hair. It seems the gain of wisdom yielded by many years of experience comes at quite a […]

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