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

Falls are a major concern for seniors and cause more than half of the injuries sustained by aging adults. More than one third of seniors will experience falls, half of which occur in the home, and the injuries they incur may lead to the following long-term effects. Long-Term Health Issues…

By Annette Campbell, 9:00 am on November 25, 2020

Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory disease that attacks the tissues lining the digestive tract, especially the intestines. When someone with Crohn’s disease eats certain foods, it can aggravate his or her digestive system, resulting in painful cramps, vomiting, and diarrhea. The following are several foods caregivers should dissuade their senior…

By Annette Campbell, 9:00 am on November 11, 2020

  You naturally want only the best of care for your aging loved one. You probably have a general idea of the type of person you’d like as an in-home caregiver—someone who’s knowledgeable in senior care but also patient, caring, and kind. To help you choose a caregiver for your…

By Annette Campbell, 9:00 am on October 28, 2020

Behaviors that are consistently repeated quickly become habits, and healthy habits can have a profound effect on a senior’s wellbeing. From adding a few simple exercises to the daily routine to replacing junk food with nutritious alternatives, here are five things older adults who want to boost their health should…

By Annette Campbell, 9:00 am on October 14, 2020

With age, the body changes. Tastes and eating habits shift dramatically as people move from one stage of life to the next. While seniors might have been able to eat just about anything when they were younger, they may have to modify their diets in their golden years to ensure…

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…