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  • 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

  • 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 DreamerMeg32

  • 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 Hicks46

  • 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

  • 20 early warning signs of dementia along with memory test, resources and how to prevent or delay the onset of memory disease.

    20 Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer's

    20 Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer's

    by Virginia Kearney34

  • 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

  • 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 Brito2

  • 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 Mazlan32

  • 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

  • "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

  • 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

  • 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 Hunt116

  • 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 Rangan2

  • 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 Kearney18

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 helen4

  • Falls are one of the biggest risks to the health and well-being of seniors who live independently. Find out how to cut the risk.

    How to Prevent Falls at Home

    How to Prevent Falls at Home

    by Christine Mulberry3

  • 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 Weithers74

  • Not everyone age seventy and beyond is senile and miserable. Some remain happy and positive. They make people laugh, offer encouragement, and prove themselves likeable. They share these common traits.

    Seven Characteristics of Optimistic Older People

    Seven Characteristics of Optimistic Older People

    by Dora Weithers44

  • Some of us are now caring for our aging moms and dads for a longer duration than they took care of us as children. As caretakers know all to well, it takes enormous patience and goodwill. The job becomes even more challenging if we had a rocky history with our parents as kids and now feel resentful.

    How to Care for an Aging Parent and Keep Your Sanity

    How to Care for an Aging Parent and Keep Your Sanity

    by McKenna Meyers4

  • 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

  • Complying with the doctor's orders related to medications is critical for many elderly people. But if you take numerous pills each day, it can become difficult and confusing. Here are some tips to help.

    Caring for the Elderly: Tips About Medications

    Caring for the Elderly: Tips About Medications

    by Christine Mulberry11

  • Before you become annoyed by the habit of humming in the elderly, find out why they hum and how it benefits them. Your tolerance level may increase, and you may gain a new appreciation for humming.

    How the Habit of Humming Benefits the Elderly

    How the Habit of Humming Benefits the Elderly

    by Dora Weithers115

  • Medical alert systems can help keep elderly individuals safe when living independently. Here are some tips for choosing them and a review of some of the more popular ones.

    How to Choose Medical Alert Systems

    How to Choose Medical Alert Systems

    by Ruth Coffee52

  • According to the CDC, nearly 1 in 4 Americans has been diagnosed with a joint disorder. Cartilage and connective tissues wear down with age, making joint problems worse. To protect your joints as you age, it’s important to understand what your joints are and how they work. These strategies can help.

    5 Things Your Joints Need to Age Healthily

    5 Things Your Joints Need to Age Healthily

    by Chris Harper1

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