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By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on January 13, 2021

Seniors who are inactive risk becoming obese, experiencing depression, and losing muscle mass. Fortunately, making the decision to get moving and regularly participate in activities can ensure seniors maintain and enhance both their mental and physical health. The following five activities can get aging adults moving and prevent them from…

By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on December 30, 2020

There’s no known cure for Alzheimer’s, but there are ways to ease the symptoms and slow the progression of this disorder. Stimulating mental activities can help seniors with Alzheimer’s experience greater calm and less agitation and aggression. Here are a few activities that can boost a senior’s self-confidence and help…

By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on December 16, 2020

For seniors who need to lower their blood pressure but would rather not depend solely on medication, other techniques exist as complementary or alternative therapy. After all, reducing blood pressure can help seniors and people in other high-risk groups avoid heart attacks, strokes, and decreased vision or kidney function—just a…

By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on November 25, 2020

Freshly ripened cucumbers can be a delicious and healthy treat. Cucumbers have several unique properties that make them an ideal food for seniors. Following are a few reasons family caregivers should incorporate more cucumbers in their senior loved ones’ diets. Protects Memory Cucumbers are a great source of fisetin, an…

By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on November 11, 2020

While talking about end-of-life legal matters can be unappealing, it’s a very important task to complete to ensure seniors and their families are well taken care of. To make sure an aging adult’s wishes are carried out regarding medical treatments, financial obligations, and distribution of personal and real property, it’s…

By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on October 28, 2020

Long-distance caregivers know preparation is important for providing high-quality care to their senior loved ones. While most caregivers know to cover the basics and set up networks of support for their loved ones, there are other factors that are often overlooked when it comes to making sure an elderly parent…

By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on October 27, 2020

  As dementia symptoms progress, they can interfere with a senior’s ability to drive safely due to changes in mental and visual acuity. Although vision testing can be used to evaluate much of the risk, until recently, it has been difficult to tell when dementia symptoms may prevent a person…

By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on October 14, 2020

Parkinson’s disease is known to restrict movement due to symptoms that can include muscle and joint stiffness as well as tremors. While these symptoms can be uncomfortable, exercise can reduce the challenges seniors with Parkinson’s experience by increasing balance and restoring strength and flexibility. If you have an aging loved…

By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on September 30, 2020

Though some changes in vision are inevitable with age, your elderly loved one can still maintain his or her eye health with some minor lifestyle adjustments. Here are a few tips to help your loved one accomplish this. Get Regular Screenings The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends adults older than…

By Nikhil Mehta, 9:00 am on September 16, 2020

Shingles is a condition that’s caused by the varicella zoster virus, which also causes chicken pox. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 1 million people develop shingles every year. Shingles mostly strikes people over the age of 50, and there are many myths surrounding the…