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By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on January 15, 2021

Planning a healthy and nourishing diet is an important part of keeping a senior healthy, but it can also be quite challenging. Many caregivers wonder whether including dairy products in their loved ones’ diets is a good idea. Dairy foods and beverages, including milk, cheese, and yogurt, may contain many…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on December 25, 2020

Approximately one million adults in the United States live with Parkinson’s disease. The stiffness, tremors, loss of coordination, and other symptoms associated with the disorder make life challenging. However, the type and severity of symptoms vary among seniors. Unlike Alzheimer’s and other disorders, Parkinson’s isn’t considered fatal. Results of a…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on December 11, 2020

Elderly men have unique needs that must be addressed by their doctors to keep them in good health. Help your aging loved one remember to bring the following topics up at his upcoming doctor appointment. When Do I Need a Colonoscopy? Typically, men need to begin colon cancer screenings around…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on November 27, 2020

Cold and flu season is upon us yet again, which can be problematic for your senior loved one. When an elderly person comes down with a cold or the flu, it can lead to other medical issues or exacerbate preexisting conditions. To help your parent kick a cold or the…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on November 13, 2020

A healthy diet that contains plenty of fruits, fish, vegetables, and olive oil fights disease and boosts cognitive function. Walnuts and salmon, which contain significant amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, are recommended for excellent brain health. Antioxidant-rich foods such as blueberries, chocolate, and green tea can boost the immune system…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on October 30, 2020

A growing number of aging adults have begun to embrace high-tech gadgets. Joining the digital revolution is becoming an easier task for those entering their golden years, as many of the latest devices, while more advanced, aren’t necessarily complex. For many families with aging loved ones, the most common concerns…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on October 16, 2020

Roughly one in ten seniors will experience kidney stones, which can cause extreme pain and kidney infections. They’re very uncomfortable, which is why caregivers should help their elderly loved ones avoid getting kidney stones. Fortunately, it’s fairly easy to prevent kidney stones by implementing the following advice. Drink a Lot…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on September 25, 2020

  As the body ages, muscles may weaken, ligaments may become thinner, and other health complications can arise. Though maintaining some level of physical activity is important for your senior loved one’s health, there are some exercises that could cause more harm than good and should be avoided later in…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on September 11, 2020

Smoking is difficult to quit at any age, but it can be especially challenging for seniors who may have been smoking for decades. Seniors can enjoy many immediate and sometimes dramatic health benefits when they decide to give up smoking for good. Quitting smoking, even after the age of 65,…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on August 28, 2020

Diet plays a major role in controlling high blood pressure. Seniors are often advised to reduce or eliminate salt from their diets, as the seasoning could lead to fluid retention. Other recommendations include switching to low-fat foods. There are a variety of foods that reduce the risk of hypertension in…