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

Coronavirus is especially dangerous because humans have no natural immunity to it. There’s also no vaccine for it yet. These are just a couple of the reasons it’s recommended that seniors make an effort to protect themselves from viruses, bacteria, and other microorganisms that can affect an older immune system….

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

Dementia is a senior health condition scientists are still working hard to understand. Most people already know about common forms of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia. However, you might not have thought about what happens if someone develops more than one form of dementia. It’s possible for…

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

Family caregivers can work with their elderly parents to make living with hearing loss less stressful. By developing communication strategies and remaining patient, you can help your senior loved one continue to live a happy and active life. Continue reading to discover tips your family can use when addressing your…

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

The need for physical activity doesn’t go away just because someone gets older. Seniors should still strive to work some form of exercise into their daily routines, but they do need to modify their workouts as they age. These six guidelines are important for helping seniors stay fit and safe….

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

It’s important for seniors to eat a healthy lunch each day. Doing so may prevent them from feeling tired in the early afternoon and snacking on less healthy options. Prepping some simple lunches ahead of time makes it easier for your aging loved one to grab a healthy, delicious meal….

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

One of the most difficult parts of aging is the loss of independence many seniors feel. When they begin to lose their independence, many older adults experience feelings of depression and frustration. Encouraging your aging loved one to be independent can enhance his or her quality of life and cognitive,…

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

Staying socially engaged can enhance seniors’ communication skills and boost their cognitive health. Social activities also lead to physical benefits, which is why you should keep your aging loved one socially active. Continue reading to learn why socialization is essential for the wellbeing of elderly people and how you can…

By Kimberly Miller, 9:00 am on December 24, 2019

Though the changes in the eyes vary from person to person, all seniors will experience some degree of vision impairment as they age. For some older adults, this can make it more difficult to accomplish daily tasks and age in place safely and comfortably. Luckily, these individuals can rely on…

By Kimberly Miller, 9:00 am on December 17, 2019

Heart disease kills millions of people every year, and this condition is the leading cause of death among the elderly. While those stats might seem overwhelming, it’s important to remember that a handful of lifestyle changes can greatly reduce the risk of heart disease. With a few simple steps, your…

By Kimberly Miller, 9:00 am on December 3, 2019

Family caregivers help their senior loved ones manage physical illnesses and cognitive deficits, and they also provide transportation to medical appointments, perform household chores, and prepare meals. In addition to these tasks, here are some responsibilities family caregivers might assume for their loved ones. Assist with ADLs The activities of…