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Image: Save Your Eyes with Food

Your mother may have been on the right track about carrots protecting your eyes after all. It turns out that as we age, we can develop all sorts of eye related problems – some of which may cause vision loss. As with most age-related physical problems, one way to ward off what seems like an inevitable decline is through our diets.   Read More...


Image: Vitamin D Deficiency and Seniors

 “Go outside and get some sun!” How many times have we heard this as children? It turns out that there is a great deal of wisdom to this statement! Vitamin D deficiency has become, according to some, a world-wide pandemic. There are estimates that more than 50% of elderly people are seriously deficient of this important nutrient.   Read More...


Image: Making the Nursing Home Decision

The decision to enter a nursing home is one of the most challenging a caregiver must face.  It is also a time of great stress often for the person entering a nursing home.   While the quality of life in nursing homes varies from place to place, hardly anyone is excited about the prospect of leaving their own home.   Read More...


Image: Is it Possible to Die of a Broken Heart?

Broken heart syndrome sounds like a myth, but it is real. Broken Heart Syndrome takes place in an older person who loses a partner after being together for a long time. Although this phenomenon has been around and "known" for centuries, studies have only recently been done.   Read More...


Image: Avoiding Senior Loneliness

People need companionship. "Older adults who maintain meaningful, satisfying relationships weather life's stressors to emerge happier, healthier and wiser than people who do not," says psychologist John Cacioppo, Director of the Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience at the University of Chicago, in a USA Today Article about loneliness.  People in one study, who reported feeling lonely, had a 43% increased risk of death. And elderly people are often lonely.   Read More...


Image: Signs of a Heart Attack in Older Adults

We often think of a heart attack occurring like it does in the movies. The victim will suddenly grab his chest, fall to the floor, proclaims “I am having a heart attack,” and passes out cold.   Read More...


Image: Health Benefits of Pets  for Elderly People

It appears that owning a pet can be very good for you! For seniors, it can literally save lives. What kinds of pets and how to go about owning a pet are considerations as well as how capable a person is. A pet is a great asset but can also be a big responsibility.

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Image: The Staycation - Elderly Vacation Ideas

With rising gas costs, skim finances, or mobility issues, you may find yourself staying close to home without many vacation plans. So how about considering a “staycation?”   Read More...


Image: Chronic Conditions - Becoming a Huge Problem

Cost of Chronic Illness

The numbers are staggering. The United States currently spends about $1.4 trillion on all healthcare costs. Of that total, 75% of all money spent is for older people with chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes, stroke, arthritis, high blood pressure, Alzheimer’s Disease, and Obesity to name a few of the most common. And 95% of all healthcare spent on seniors is for chronic conditions.   Read More...


Image: Guide to Spring Cleaning the Elderly Household

Spring Cleaning the Elderly Household

One of the jobs of a family caregiver is to help an aging parent or relative with old-fashioned housekeeping. Routine house cleaning can be done easily on a regular basis.  But, every so often, the house needs a more thorough cleaning.  Getting outside help, if your parent is okay with this, can be a good idea.  Knowing ahead of time what tasks you will assign to that person can seriously reduce the load of spring cleaning while also caregiving!  Whether you do it yourself or get help, here are some special considerations for seniors.   Read More...

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