Could Your Dad Be Depressed Without You Realizing It?

For adults aged 65 or older, about 2 million have a form of depression. Losing a spouse, child, or significant other can play a part in depression in the elderly. Being diagnosed with a chronic health condition is another reason for clinical depression. One of the worries with seniors who are depressed is the risk […]

What Are the Symptoms of Osteoarthritis?

As people age, it’s not uncommon for them to develop arthritis. The most common kind of arthritis is called osteoarthritis. It is the type of arthritis that occurs when the cartilage that protects the ends of bones wears down due to wear and tear. This makes movement painful and can even cause the bones to […]

Is Your Senior at Risk for Lung Cancer?

More than 234,000 people throughout the United States will be diagnosed with lung cancer this year. Throughout the country, more than 540,000 people are living who have received a diagnosis for this disease at some point in their life. This can be a devastating disease and has a five-year survival rate, lower than that of […]

5 Foods That May Help Lower Cholesterol

Gina’s father had a physical shortly after his 80th birthday. Though he was generally healthy, the doctor advised that his cholesterol levels were high. Gina knew a little about high cholesterol. She knew that it could cause blockages in her dad’s arteries and that could lead to a heart attack or stroke. One of the […]

Osteoporosis: Bone Strength is an Important Aspect in Senior Safety

In the entire world, it’s estimated that 200 million women have osteoporosis. The older a woman is, the higher the chances of developing this disease. By the age of 70, about one out of every five women has osteoporosis. By the age of 80, two out of three do. Men are not immune to the […]

Tips for Caring for a Senior with Parkinson’s Disease When You Live at a Distance

Approximately one million people throughout the United States are currently living with Parkinson’s disease. According to experts, approximately 60,000 more will be diagnosed this year. If your aging loved one is one of these people, you may have made the decision to become their family caregiver. The care and support you give your parent will […]

How Do You Accept When Your Senior Doesn’t Want to be Screened for Cancer?

Preemptive measures such as screenings are a powerful way to take control of your health, and be able to make the best decisions possible about care, management, and treatment of health issues that may arise. As a family caregiver, empowering your parent to make decisions about their health that are right for them is a […]

Tips for Helping Your Senior Cope with the Emotional Impact of Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease can be extremely emotionally challenging for those living with it. The symptoms and challenges of this condition diminish function and independence, which can leave your parents suffering from a variety of mental and emotional health consequences including depression, anxiety, bitterness, and even loneliness and isolation. As their family caregiver, it is important that […]

What Can You Do to Be Prepared When Helping a Senior with Incontinence?

Incontinence can crop up as a temporary issue as a result of another health problem or it could gradually become a bigger concern for your senior. The more prepared you are, the easier it is to help your senior with incontinence. Keep Supplies on Hand. You’re going to need the same sorts of supplies several […]

Does What Your Aging Parent Eats Make an Impact on Their Parkinson’s Disease?

If you are a family caregiver for one of the million people throughout the United States currently living with Parkinson’s disease, it is likely that ways to help them manage their condition is something you think about frequently. You want to make sure that your aging parents can live the fullest, most fulfilling quality of […]

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