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By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on November 26, 2021

Though most medical professionals would likely claim drinking alcohol in moderation is safe for people over 65, excessive drinking can lead to a host of hazards and serious health conditions. Here are five of the top reasons seniors should avoid drinking alcohol. 1. Alcohol Can Interfere with Certain Medications The…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on November 12, 2021

Even a healthy and independent senior can benefit from the assistance of others. If you have a senior loved one who will soon require in-home care, it’s never too early to start planning for it. The following tips can guide you and your loved one through this process. Increase Home…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on October 29, 2021

Thanks to modern dental solutions, more seniors are able to maintain the health of their natural teeth. However, being a senior comes with specific oral hygiene challenges. Here are a few ways seniors can find solutions for these hygiene issues, which range from dry mouth to root decay. To maintain…

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

Bike riding is a fun activity aging adults can do alone, with family and friends, or with a group. It’s also a form of exercise that provides seniors with a variety of health benefits. Here are some of the benefits your elderly loved one may receive when he or she…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on September 24, 2021

Memory loss is the number one symptom of dementia. Losing memory can be frustrating for both the senior and his or her family members and caregivers. While there’s no current cure for dementia, here are some things your loved one can do to boost his or her memory.  1. Make…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on September 10, 2021

Most caregivers take on the job willingly out of love for their family members, but the job comes with its share of frustrations and daily stress. The following tips can help you prevent caregiver burnout.  1. Create a Routine Adding structure to the day can be beneficial for you and…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on August 27, 2021

Many seniors have financial difficulties because they haven’t planned well enough. If you’re a caregiver for a senior loved one, you may want to discuss finances to help him or her avoid the following common financial mistakes. Not Understanding the Financial Situation Many seniors don’t have financial plans upon entering…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on August 13, 2021

Although depression is common among older adults, the disorder isn’t normal. There are steps elderly people can take to stave off depression and enhance their quality of life. However, they need to know more about what causes the condition. Take a look at a few reasons seniors develop depression and…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on July 30, 2021

People of all ages may tell “little white lies” to their doctors, especially if the truth is embarrassing. However, those seemingly innocent untruths can lead to severe health consequences, especially for older adults. Next time your senior loved one heads to a doctor’s appointment, he or she should avoid telling…

By Patricia Schumacher, 9:00 am on July 16, 2021

Any disorder that affects hearing, speech generation, and speech understanding can make it difficult for seniors to communicate with their caregivers and family members. Here are five health conditions that can impair communication.  1. Strokes Strokes cause damage to isolated parts of the brain, and approximately 25 percent of stroke survivors develop…