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  • 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

    Can You Die From a Broken Heart?

    Can You Die From a Broken Heart?

    by Stephanie Hicks45

  • 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.

    Quick and Easy Tests for Alzheimer's Disease

    Quick and Easy Tests for Alzheimer's Disease

    by Virginia Kearney11

  • 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.

    Confronting the Reality of Aging

    Confronting the Reality of Aging

    by Burgeon1

  • 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.

    Five Ways to Keep Older People Happy

    Five Ways to Keep Older People Happy

    by Dora Weithers58

  • 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.

    Room Monitors for Elderly, Seniors, and Handicapped

    Room Monitors for Elderly, Seniors, and Handicapped

    by mrsztuczkens7

  • 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.

    How to Improve Your Memory as You Age

    How to Improve Your Memory as You Age

    by Chin chin3

  • 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.

    Five Reasons to Enjoy Your Gray Hair

    Five Reasons to Enjoy Your Gray Hair

    by Dora Weithers60

  • 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.

    How Do I Know If My Mom or Dad Has Dementia?

    How Do I Know If My Mom or Dad Has Dementia?

    by Virginia Kearney16

  • "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!

    The Right Height for Your Household Items

    The Right Height for Your Household Items

    by Allie Brito0

  • 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?

    How Taste and Smell Change Due to Aging

    How Taste and Smell Change Due to Aging

    by Audrey Hunt114

  • 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.

    Hello, Sixty!

    Hello, Sixty!

    by Martha Montour8

  • 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.

    Swallowing Problems in the Elderly

    Swallowing Problems in the Elderly

    by Eldercare Nurse5

  • 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.

    How to Choose the Right Mobility Aids

    How to Choose the Right Mobility Aids

    by Allie Brito0

  • 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.

    Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye) in Older Adults

    Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye) in Older Adults

    by Linda Crampton10

  • 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.

    Top Winter Safety Tips for Aging Adults

    Top Winter Safety Tips for Aging Adults

    by Allie Brito4

  • 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.

    5 Key Tips to Communicating With Dementia Patients

    5 Key Tips to Communicating With Dementia Patients

    by Vampsdes4

  • 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.

    How to Age Well One Day at a Time

    How to Age Well One Day at a Time

    by Demas W Jasper5

  • 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.

    6 Reasons to Remain Plump in Old Age

    6 Reasons to Remain Plump in Old Age

    by just helen3

  • 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.

    Help With Depression and Anxiety in the Elderly

    Help With Depression and Anxiety in the Elderly

    by Mazlan28

  • 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,

    Cognitive Reserve: How to Build It Up

    Cognitive Reserve: How to Build It Up

    by Dr Pran Rangan0

  • 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.

    11 Good Things About Old Age

    11 Good Things About Old Age

    by Johan Smulders8

  • 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.

    Symptoms of Advanced Alzheimer's

    Symptoms of Advanced Alzheimer's

    by Virginia Kearney24

  • 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.

    5 Tips to Reduce Nighttime Bathroom Visits

    5 Tips to Reduce Nighttime Bathroom Visits

    by DreamerMeg28

  • 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.

    A 12-Step Plan for Aging Gracefully

    A 12-Step Plan for Aging Gracefully

    by Loraine Brummer53

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