By Kimberly Miller, 9:00 am on November 17, 2020

Back problems in the elderly aren’t uncommon. They can occur as a result of several degenerative processes. Injury or congenital defects may also cause problems. Proper diagnosis and treatment can alleviate the discomfort and prevent further injury. In addition, the risk of many spine injuries can be reduced with healthy…

By Kimberly Miller, 9:00 am on November 3, 2020

Dementia is a confusing condition that affects speech, comprehension, and memory. The confusion stems not only from the condition itself but also from the way people perceive it. After a senior loved one receives a dementia diagnosis, one of the best things family members can do is educate themselves about…

By Kimberly Miller, 9:00 am on October 20, 2020

Eating nutritious meals is especially important for older adults because they need to consume foods loaded with nutrients such as vitamin D to prevent bone loss and antioxidants to reduce macular degeneration. Keeping fat and sodium consumption in check can also prevent heart disease and other conditions seniors tend to…

By Kimberly Miller, 9:00 am on October 6, 2020

It’s natural to want to take care of those who have taken care of us—those who have nurtured us, fed us, loved us, and provided so many things to bring us to adulthood. While we want to show our gratitude and respect for our deserving elders by providing care for…

By Kimberly Miller, 9:00 am on September 22, 2020

The senior years can be a time filled with hardships that interfere with emotional wellbeing, which can lead to more serious health concerns. For this reason, family caregivers should be alert for the following signs their elderly loved ones are unhappy. 1. A Recent Loss It’s normal to grieve after…

By Kimberly Miller, 9:00 am on September 8, 2020

Pitaya, which is also known as dragon fruit, is a cactus fruit indigenous to Asia and South America. This fruit is known for its hot pink and bright green outer skin that hides soft white fruit dotted with black seeds. For many years, pitaya was mainly valued for its exotic…

By Kimberly Miller, 9:00 am on August 18, 2020

Seniors can enjoy a high quality of life by engaging in physical activity and pursuing healthy hobbies. Healthcare providers recommend older adults exercise both their minds and bodies. Older adults who want to remain active and boost their mental and physical health should consider engaging in the following hobbies.\ 1….

By Kimberly Miller, 9:00 am on August 4, 2020

Millions of family members around the world assume the responsibility of caring for older loved ones. It’s vital that caregivers ensure they have support networks for their benefit as well as for the wellbeing of the seniors they care for. There are many important reasons family caregivers must have support….

By Kimberly Miller, 9:00 am on July 21, 2020

Chronic respiratory issues, such as COPD, impact seniors’ ability to care for themselves. Caring for an aging parent with respiratory health issues requires you to set up a home environment that keeps him or her well while also providing for other needs. Fortunately, many seniors with respiratory conditions can continue…

By Kimberly Miller, 9:00 am on July 7, 2020

Aging, genetics, and certain diseases can cause hearing loss in older adults. As a family caregiver, you need to know the signs associated with this problem and let your senior loved one’s primary care physician know immediately. Receiving treatment could slow down the hearing loss and prevent permanent damage in…