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Senior Heart Health: Hypertension

Heart disease is often called the "silent killer" because of the major risk of high blood pressure. Often people do not recognize the symptoms to signal high blood pressure (hypertension). It is a medical condition that happens when the pressure of blood in the...

Senior Heart Health

Throughout the month of February it is American Heart Month. The goal for this month is to bring awareness to heart disease. Cardiovascular disease, including stroke, heart disease and high blood pressure, is responsible for almost one in four deaths. It is the number...

Winter Safety for Seniors

The winter season can be challenging for everyone, but it can be an especially dangerous time for the elderly. We have some safety tips for seniors this winter! AUTO SAFETY Have the following checked on your vehicle: Radiator : the anti-freeze levels should be...

Depression in the Elderly

Depression is a common medical condition in the elderly, but it is not a normal process of aging. However, senior adults are at an increased risk for experiencing depression. Depression is not just having “the blues” or the emotions one feels when grieving the loss of...

Help Your Senior Loved One Declutter

Many seniors eventually need to downsize to a smaller space, whether to a family member's home, a retirement community, or a nursing facility. This task often falls to their adult children to pack and declutter. This is sensitive territory because the realization is...

New Year’s Resolutions for Seniors

The beginning of the year is an excellent opportunity to take inventory of what we’re doing, and to make the changes that we’d like no matter what stage of life that we are in. After all, there’s no rule saying we can only improve our lives on the first day of...

Holidays and Alzheimer’s

Every holiday season, seniors suffering with dementia and Alzheimer's want to be involved in the festivities of the holidays. It is a busy time of year involving an intense schedule of activities and all of the overwhelming stress it can bring. There are often changes...

Safe Online Holiday Shopping for Seniors

Shopping online has become a common practice for many people, especially those who want to stay at home. This form of shopping is especially convenient for seniors. There are great tricks and tips that will help you navigate the online shopping world safely this...

Flu Season and the Elderly : Part Two

HOW THE FLU SPREADS The flu is caused by many virus strains and is highly contagious. A person can infect someone within six feet of one another. It can be passed through breathing the virus in, touching something previously touched by someone with the flu (such as a...

Flu Season and the Elderly : Part One

When fall arrives, the weather begins to change and it also brings the flu season. The flu can hit anyone and knock them down, but it's especially dangerous for people over 65 years old. It is particularly dangerous because the viral infection can drain your health,...