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By Dian Brannen, 9:00 am on August 28, 2020

Many of the healthy habits seniors adopt can prevent long-term illnesses and ailments, but not all of them have immediate benefits. From minor pains to lethargy, some of the issues older adults live with every day can be taken care of in just a few simple steps. Here are a…

By Dian Brannen, 9:00 am on August 14, 2020

Even with today’s technology, it’s usually not too concerning if a senior parent occasionally gets lost. It’s actually something that can happen to anybody, regardless of age. However, occurrences like this can become a reason to worry if they happen on an increasingly regular basis. Below are some of the…

By Dian Brannen, 9:00 am on July 31, 2020

As people age, physical health isn’t the only thing they need to pay attention to. Seniors have higher rates of depression than the average population, so it’s important for them to be aware of potential warning signs and treatments. There are a few key reasons seniors have such a high…

By Dian Brannen, 9:00 am on July 17, 2020

Living with dementia doesn’t prevent your senior parent from interacting with other people. Your loved one can continue to enjoy social activities that bring him or her joy and boost his or her cognitive health. Below are some ways socialization can slow the progression of dementia. Keeps the Brain Active…

By Dian Brannen, 9:00 am on June 26, 2020

Excellent mental and emotional health could stave off various age-related conditions and enhance your aging loved one’s relationships. When it comes to happiness, remember positive emotions apply to more than possessions. Below are some secrets to happiness for aging adults in the senior years. Celebrate Accomplishments Every victory should be…

By Dian Brannen, 9:00 am on June 12, 2020

As more seniors familiarize themselves with computers, laptops, and mobile devices, they frequently use the Internet. There are a number of websites that are of particular interest to older adults. Some provide a wealth of information about a variety of topics. Others enable older adults to connect with their peers….

By Dian Brannen, 9:00 am on May 29, 2020

While genetic predisposition and family history of stroke cannot be modified, there are certain things that can be altered to reduce stroke risk. Making healthy lifestyle choices can have a significant impact on the risk of strokes. Here are six risk factors older adults can control to reduce their likelihood…

By Dian Brannen, 9:00 am on May 15, 2020

Dementia is a complex condition with symptoms that come and go. Sometimes seniors may seem like their old selves, yet at other times they cannot remember their loved ones’ names or do basic tasks on their own. There are several factors that can cause dementia symptoms to seem worse. Understanding…

By Dian Brannen, 9:00 am on April 24, 2020

An aging parent sometimes needs to get up at night because of bladder issues or chronic pain. At other times, he or she may be confused about the time of day or wander because he or she has a form of dementia such as Alzheimer’s. These are just some of…

By Dian Brannen, 9:00 am on April 10, 2020

People of all ages can catch coronavirus, but seniors are more likely to experience symptoms that require hospitalization. The risk of complications from this illness goes up for seniors who have respiratory issues, heart disease, or other health conditions. There have also been many cases of previously healthy seniors needing…