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By AH Reston, 9:00 am on March 11, 2024

Industry studies report that upwards of 90% of seniors have expressed their desire to age in place, in the comfort of their own homes. While historically, seniors often moved to assisted living homes and nursing facilities when extra assistance was needed with daily activities and personal care, today’s generation of seniors are able to live …

By AH Reston, 9:00 am on February 29, 2024

Many people cherish their solitude, and seniors often enjoy having the ability to do what they want on their own schedules. The benefits of solo living include being more motivated to stay independent, but there are also a few downsides. Living alone isn’t necessarily unhealthy for seniors if they take steps to limit the drawbacks …

By AH Reston, 9:00 am on February 26, 2024

More and more medical professionals are promoting the Mediterranean diet as a healthy choice for seniors. The diet is easy for aging adults to follow, and it contains foods that promote healthy living. Here are some of the amazing benefits seniors can receive when they adopt the Mediterranean diet.    1. Enhance Memory The Mediterranean …

By AH Reston, 9:00 am on February 23, 2024

When analgesic medications fail to comfort your aging loved one, you may anxiously wonder what else can help. There are several ways to minimize pain and stimulate the body’s natural healing processes. Here are a few tips on helping your senior loved one get persistent pain under control.    Obtain a Precise Diagnosis Unless the …

By AH Reston, 9:00 am on February 22, 2024

Seniors with Parkinson’s should exercise regularly to keep their muscles strong. Working out also increases flexibility, balance, and motor coordination. The following six exercises can help older adults address the symptoms of Parkinson’s better.   1. Hand Workouts  Hand exercises that involve finger and wrist movements often help aging adults enhance their fine motor skills and …

By AH Reston, 9:00 am on February 21, 2024

Exercising in the water provides elderly people with many benefits, such as building cardiovascular strength, maintaining a healthy weight, and boosting flexibility. Water aerobics is low-impact, meaning it doesn’t put excessive pressure on the joints. Here are some of the benefits older adults can receive when performing water aerobics.   Relieves Stress  Exercise is a …

By AH Reston, 9:00 am on February 20, 2024

You may worry about your aging loved one’s safety to the point that you check the fire alarms and make sure the house is locked. However, you may have overlooked the importance of proper lighting for a senior’s health. Your loved one needs adequate lighting in the home to prevent issues such as fall-related injuries. …

By AH Reston, 9:00 am on February 19, 2024

Dehydration affects people of all ages, including seniors. Some signs of dehydration are easier to detect compared to others. When it goes untreated, dehydration can lead to pneumonia, urinary tract infections, and even death. Here are some of the signs your senior loved one might be dehydrated. Rapid Heart Rate  Seniors who lose too much …

By AH Reston, 9:00 am on February 15, 2024

Sleep is essential to emotional and physical health in the senior years, and without it, the body could shut down. As a family caregiver, you need to help your aging loved one with Alzheimer’s develop good sleeping habits that prevent tossing and turning throughout the night so his or her brain can remove dangerous toxins …