Top 7 Health Concerns for the Elderly

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Top 7 Health Concerns for the Elderly

As we age, we all go through certain physiological changes. Skin becomes thinner and more fragile, eyes get drier, muscles lose tone, the immune system gets weaker, and we experience hormonal shifts. This is not to say that it’s impossible to remain healthy in old age; indeed, with proper exercise, proactive medical care, and a […]
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Dementia and Pet Therapy

There’s a lot of buzz about pet therapy for dementia patients and with good reason. People with dementia often feel isolated, depressed and lonely, so it makes sense that therapy involving companion animals would be a good fit. In fact, pets have far more to offer than clever antics and fuzzy bodies: they’re good for […]
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Become a caregiver
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How to Become a Caregiver for a Parent

As time goes by, familial roles often reverse, and adult children find themselves caring for the parents who used to be the caregivers. Sometimes this transition is difficult, especially if you find yourself in the position of trying to raise a family while caring for an elderly parent. There are no set guidelines for how […]
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Fall Prevention for Seniors
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Fall Prevention Tips for Seniors

For older Americans, falls are a serious safety matter. Falls are the #1 cause of both fatal and non-fatal injuries for the elderly. Each year, one in four Americans over the age of 65 experiences a fall. Those falls account for 2.8 million injuries, 800,000 hospitalizations, and more than 25,000 deaths every year. For all […]