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By Annette Campbell, 9:00 am on September 30, 2020

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is an infection caused by bacteria that have become resistant to antibiotics. Although anyone can catch MRSA, seniors are most vulnerable to developing the condition due to their weaker immune systems and increased contact with others in medical facilities. For this reason, both you and your…

By Annette Campbell, 9:00 am on September 16, 2020

Depression is the most common mental health problem among seniors, and anywhere from one to five percent of aging adults experience this disorder. Depression is more common in seniors who have illnesses or limited function, and it’s present in about half of older adults who have two or more chronic…

By Annette Campbell, 9:00 am on August 26, 2020

In the days right after a stroke, a senior’s capabilities tend to be drastically decreased. This is understandably concerning, so it’s very common for seniors and their families to have questions about the brain’s ability to heal. While scientists still don’t know everything about brain function and recovery, research is…

By Annette Campbell, 9:00 am on August 12, 2020

Your aging parent has finally reached the point where he or she needs help at home to remain safe. Senior caregiving encompasses a wide range of duties. On one end of the spectrum, you may only need to provide minor amounts of assistance with daily tasks such as making meals….

By Annette Campbell, 9:00 am on July 29, 2020

Board and card games aren’t just for children. In fact, they can also be perfect for seniors looking to benefit from an added cognitive boost later in life. While not high-tech, games of this nature are easy to play and highly adaptable to skill levels and capabilities. What’s more, there…

By Annette Campbell, 9:00 am on July 15, 2020

For seniors, health should be about more than the prevention or management of disease. Aging adults can also take a more holistic approach to health by striving to enhance mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing. Mindfulness meditation is an effective way for aging adults to boost their health and quality of…

By Annette Campbell, 9:00 am on June 24, 2020

Growing older doesn’t take away a senior’s need for love, sympathy, affection, and respect. Failing to receive these things could have a devastating impact on your aging loved one’s wellbeing. Below are some critical psychological needs of seniors and how family caregivers can help their loved ones satisfy each need….

By Annette Campbell, 9:00 am on June 10, 2020

Seniors who age well make healthy living a priority. They cultivate daily habits that help them meet their goals. These habits are simple to add to your aging loved one’s routine, and you’ll begin to see noticeable differences in how he or she looks and feels. Go for a Daily…

By Annette Campbell, 9:00 am on May 27, 2020

In certain Asian countries, it’s not unusual to see older adults practicing yoga in city parks. Although yoga has been practiced for centuries, the art continues to grow in popularity in the United States. Yoga offers several benefits for senior citizens.  1. Bolsters Immunity As the body ages, the immune…

By Annette Campbell, 9:00 am on May 13, 2020

Chronic pain in older adults can contribute to a broad range of health issues, from reduced mobility and increased fall risk to sleep problems, depression, and anxiety. Some seniors with persistent discomfort also become isolated because they avoid activities that tend to contribute to pain. If you have a senior…