Recognizing the Signs of Heat-Related Illness and How to Respond

One of the joys of summer is being able to get outside and enjoy the warm sunshine and fresh air. It can be a wonderful time to picnic in the park, take a walk, go to a festival, or watch the grandkids play soccer or baseball. But as the temperature rises, this can also increase Continue reading Recognizing the Signs of Heat-Related Illness and How to Respond
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6 Signs It May Be Time to Transition to Assisted Living

Caring for an aging parent can be a lot of responsibility. Many seniors prefer to age in place for as long as possible, meaning you must ensure that they are safe at home and living a quality life. This can be a lot to take on while also balancing your own life and family. An Continue reading 6 Signs It May Be Time to Transition to Assisted Living
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Breaking Down Myths About Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia. It causes people to have difficulty with memory, communication, and focus. As the disease progresses, they may become easily confused or disoriented and have trouble completing basic tasks. Unfortunately, scientists are not entirely sure what causes Alzheimer’s or why some people develop it and others don’t. It can Continue reading Breaking Down Myths About Alzheimer’s Disease
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The Impact of Cataracts on Vision and What You Can Do

Cataracts are extremely common in older adults, though they can affect people at any age. Over time, natural proteins build up on the lens in the eye causing changes in vision. This buildup often progresses very slowly over many years, so many people do not even realize that they have cataracts until their visual impairment Continue reading The Impact of Cataracts on Vision and What You Can Do
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Low Impact Exercises for Seniors to Stay in Shape

Staying fit and active can allow seniors to live longer, healthier lives while doing the activities they enjoy. Age does not have to be a limiting factor. May 31 is National Senior Health and Fitness Day, and a wonderful time to brush up ways to stay physically fit. While some seniors are life-long runners, tennis Continue reading Low Impact Exercises for Seniors to Stay in Shape
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Taking Steps to Build Stronger Bones

A problem that many people face as they get older is osteoporosis. Bones become more fragile and brittle making them more susceptible to fractures. It is also common for seniors’ bones to become less dense as they age, which also contributes to risk of injury or disability. The good news is, there are many steps Continue reading Taking Steps to Build Stronger Bones
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Planning Ahead with Your Aging Parent

The average life expectancy in the United States is around 80 years old, and many people live well into their 80s and 90s, some going past 100. There is no way of knowing exactly how long someone will live. This can make caring for an aging parent even more challenging because you don’t know what Continue reading Planning Ahead with Your Aging Parent
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Allergies and Aging: What You Need to Know

The transition from winter to spring can be a beautiful time. More animals emerge, the grass turns green, buds form on trees, and flowers begin to bloom. But along with this beauty, also comes the annoyance of seasonal allergies. Tree pollen and mold come out in full force and can cause itchy or watery eyes, Continue reading Allergies and Aging: What You Need to Know
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Activities to Help Your Senior Stay Socially Active

Boredom and isolation can be dangerous for seniors. They can lead to problems with depression and negatively affect overall health. Regular socialization can boost mental health and provide higher quality of life. It keeps seniors both physically and mentally active. Sometimes due to physical or mental challenges, seniors may find it easier or less stressful Continue reading Activities to Help Your Senior Stay Socially Active
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Now What? When Seniors are Resistant to Accepting Help

As a family member, it can be easy to see that your aging parent or loved one could benefit from some extra help. They may not need to go into assisted living or a nursing home yet, but having some assistance around their home could make it safer and easier for them to continue aging Continue reading Now What? When Seniors are Resistant to Accepting Help
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