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The Grieving Senior

Life-altering events, such as the loss of a loved one, a devastating diagnosis, or losing a job can occur at any age. However, these types of changes happen often as one ages. Grieving is a normal, and even healthy reaction to loss in life. Over time though, grieving...

Falling Prevention

The number one cause of injury in seniors is falling. Each year, one third of seniors in the United States falls. Almost half of these falls that occur will require hospitalization. Many of these falls result in hip fractures, serious brain injuries, and other fatal...

Communicating with a Loved One with Dementia

Everyday in America, family and caregivers are challenged in caring for seniors suffering from dementia. The leading form of dementia is Alzheimer's disease. This crippling disease affects approximately 5.5 million Americans. As the disease worsens over time, caring...

Celebrating Grandparents Day!

This Sunday, September 9, is National Grandparents Day. This day became a national holiday when Congress passed legislation proclaiming the first Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparents Day. President Jimmy Carter signed the proclamation in 1978. The purpose...

Seniors and Insomnia

We all have those nights where we are restless. Insomnia is a common problem that affects many people, taking its toll on your energy and mood. Seniors need an average of seven to nine hours of sleep each night. It is often a myth that as one gets older, their need to...

Helping Seniors Maintain Independence

Whether caring for a loved one or helping them deal with the changes of aging, as long as their living needs are met for a healthy and safe environment, they can maintain the quality and dignity of life and be independent while living at home. A major factor in being...

Eight Early Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

There are many early signs and symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. The symptoms of this disease worsen over time. If the symptoms have been developing gradually over time, it is possible that it could be the beginning stages of Alzheimer's disease. Some signs of someone...

Five Ways to Improve the Quality of Life for Seniors

It’s not enough to just be alive. Good quality of life is essential, but especially important for older adults. Feeling satisfied and fulfilled is just as important as getting regular check-ups from the doctor. Having a positive view on life can help seniors have more...

High Blood Pressure in Seniors

What Is High Blood Pressure? High blood pressure is a condition when the force of the blood against the artery walls is too high. Blood pressure can be determined both by the amount of blood your heart pumps and the resistance flow to blood flow in your arteries. The...

Elderly Dehydration 101

For many Americans, the summer months bring picnics with the family, sitting at an outdoor concert, and lazy afternoons at the beach. As temperatures rise, summer activities can increase the risk for another season staple: dehydration. Dehydration can cause serious...