Share

Natural Ways to Help Seniors Stay Safe during Spring Allergy Season

After the snowy, cold days of winter are behind us, many seniors are happy to see the first signs of spring. Spotting the first returning robin of the year means warmer days are on the horizon. That helps boost the spirit.

Read More
Share

What Is Parkinson's Disease, and How Is It Treated?

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder affecting an estimated one million Americans. It’s a disease that doesn’t discriminate. Actor Michael J. Fox was diagnosed at age 29. Boxing champion Muhammad Ali and country legend Johnny Cash had it, too. More people have PD than multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, and ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) combined.

Read More
Share

How Lifestyle Choices Might be Putting You at Risk for Osteoporosis

Many people are only vaguely familiar with osteoporosis, a disease which results in reduced bone density and quality. It’s often viewed as a normal part of the aging process. While age is a risk factor, many other risks are controllable.

Read More
Share

7 Ways Seniors Can Help Protect the Planet

Protecting the environment is a responsibility people of all ages share. From volunteering for organizations that help keep our waterways safe to recycling home and garden waste, we can each take steps to keep the earth healthy for future generations.

Read More
Share

How to Facilitate Successful Days for a Loved One with Alzheimer's

When a family elder has Alzheimer’s disease, loved ones may struggle to find ways to help them feel productive and successful. As physical and cognitive losses mount, it is easy to focus on what they can’t do and overlook the skills and abilities that remain. We have some suggestions you can use to create more meaningful days for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease.

Read More
Share

Using Respite Care When the Family Caregiver Needs a Vacation

Family members often assume the role of caregiver when a senior loved one needs a helping hand. It usually starts with small tasks, such as providing transportation to a physician’s appointment or stocking the freezer with meals. As the older adult’s needs increase, an adult child or spouse devotes more time to caregiving.

Read More
Share

Vitamin C and the Role it Plays in Healthy Aging

Most of us associate the need for vitamin C with cold and flu season. It pumps up the immune system, helping fight off some types of viruses. But vitamin C does so much more than prevent colds.

Read More
Share

What to Know about the Spousal Social Security Benefit

Most couples plan for a financially secure retirement for years before leaving the working world behind. While Baby Boomers are often part of a dual-income marriage, the generation before them isn’t. Among married senior couples, the husband was commonly the sole earner.

Read More
1 2 3 ... 436