"Aging in place" has become a more commonly used phrase, as more seniors choose to live in their own homes for longer. Here is a height guide to help your elderly loved ones stay safe in their homes!
Moving an elderly parent from one part of the country to another can be a daunting task for all involved. This is the story of bringing my mum nearer to me.
While rare, some people can literally die of a broken heart. This condition often occurs in elderly people after losing a spouse or partner with whom they have spent many years together
Nine things you can do to keep yourself physically strong, mentally alert, and emotionally stable in order to keep up with the demands of caregiving.
Whatever your needs, there are probably ingenious gadgets, independence aids and devices that ease some of the limitations that arise as we age.
Worried about keeping your memory sharp? Here are 13 research-proven steps for delaying the onset of demensia.
Caregivers often use room monitors to make sure they have the situation under control when doing some house chores in another room. I review several room monitors and discuss their various features.
Older people tend to produce fewer tears to remove bacteria and viruses from the surface of their eyes. Dry eyes and an increased risk of conjunctivitis may result.
I had the opportunity to participate in a research study that examined the effect of brisk walking on memory. I found the study to be a very positive experience.
Between chugging GoLytley and spending the day on the toilet, colonoscopy prep can be unpleasant. Here's a funny story about why you need to fully empty the system before your colonoscopy procedure.
Caring young people can learn from these five suggestions. Capable people in the 65+ age group can also use these suggestions with other people in this same age group to promote happiness for all.
Falling accidents increase with age since the elderly are susceptible to stumbling more often. Trips are alarming when impact causes very serious trauma such as a broken hip.
Spending time with older people can be exciting! There are many benefits of caring for and spending time with them. Like fine wine... people just get better with age!
Are you a caregiver for a loved one with Alzheimer's? How to recognize the end-stage signs, and how to prepare for evolving care needs during this time.
Some people see maturity, dignity, and elegance when they look at their gray hair. They submit to their inner urge to celebrate themselves. Individuals who cover up may be selling themselves short.
These are ideas for activities that can be offered to help keep the elderly residents of a residential or nursing home active, healthy, and alert.
As I approach the milestone of turning sixty, I am feeling comtemplative. Read along to learn how to embrace the good in each decade of life and move forward with zeal and enthusiasm.
For aging adults, the realization that extra assistance with mobility may be needed can be scary. Here are some tips to help you choose the right mobility aids for you or a loved one.
Are you wondering whether someone you love has dementia? Or are you worried that perhaps you might be at risk? Try these simple at-home tests to see if you may need to consult a doctor.
These are my top-five tips to reduce the need to visit the bathroom during the night. I've also included information on how to improve bladder control with exercise and information videos.
A list of 14 things that change as you reach your thirties: less partying, more staying in, more and more marriages, and children with less insecurity.
While many of us enjoy the comfortable temperatures of fall, there is no stopping the inevitable arrival of winter. Winter's snow and ice can pose dangerous fall risks for older populations.
It is easy to become negative about getting old, but think of the many good things that come with age. A look at the positive side of getting old, from a personal perspective.
As people live longer, more of us find ourselves caring for aging parents. It takes enormous patience and goodwill. It becomes even more challenging if we have a rocky history and feel resentful.
About 18 months ago, my husband and I moved my elderly mother in to live with our family. We have experienced quite an adjustment period.
Depression is just one geriatric problem facing seniors and in older adults can be mistaken as a sign of aging. Learn how to detect symptoms of depression to help and care these elderly people.
As we age, we lose our taste and smell for food. Why does this happen? All about your taste buds and how they impact taste. Things you never knew about your nose. Do young adults lose taste and smell?
Mental decline is quite common among seniors. But it is possible to maintain a sharp mind as you age. Read about the 10 ways you can improve your memory and keep your brain healthy as you age.
Swallowing difficulties are particularly common in the elderly and can lead to dehydration and malnutrition. A Registered Nurse discusses issues related to dysphagia in the elderly.
Worried your loved one might be showing early signs of dementia? What's the difference between normal forgetfulness and dementia? Symptoms, possible causes, and what you can do to help.
If you are worried, as a senior citizen, about your weight, don't! A certain amount of extra weight as we enter our later years can have its benefits.
Finding ways to cope with getting older is challenging. Aging means facing tough issues like finding purpose after retirement, responding to ageism, and dealing with age-related health issues.
Reflections on my experience with Alzheimer's disease in my family. My father lived for a dozen years with this disease, although it was undiagnosed until his autopsy.
Our awareness of health tends to increase with age. Aging is inevitable, but by making proper lifestyle choices, many of the effects of aging can be reduced or mitigated.
Remember these five key guidelines in order to effectively communicate with dementia patients. Communication is key in caring for and maintaining relationships with people suffering from dementia.
Leg swelling, or edema, is a common manifestation among the elderly. In most instances, such swellings are harmless.
Considering Alzheimer's facilities for a loved one? Information, checklists, videos and personal stories to help you make the best choice.
Cognitive decline is among the normal processes of aging, which simply means that the brain doesn't work as well as it used to. Cognitive decline, which can lead to dementia or other brain diseases,
Seniors gather a house full of memories in their lifetime. Downsizing to a care facility challenges families to respect the stuff, provide closure for a lifetime of treasures.
A low air loss mattress is used in care of the aging or immobile to treat or prevent pressure ulcers (bed sores). It is either often underutilized, and most do not know how it is paid for.
A 12-step plan for aging gracefully. Ideas to help you maintain a positive attitude and a sense of humor. Tips for looking and feeling young.
Coloring is an excellent activity for children of all ages. It can be a good activity for someone with Alzheimer's, as long as a few important issues are taken into consideration.
Take it from a couple in their 80s with family members who are 105+, 102+, 92+, and 115. Learn how you, too, can live longer a life that is healthier and happier.
Research suggests a possible relationship between being able to smell and the development of Alzheimer’s disease. Learn about the peanut butter test here.