Category Archives for Senior Health

Medication Management Tips for Older Adults

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With an astounding 6.3 billion prescriptions filled in the U.S. each year, it’s not surprising that so many older individuals – 39% – are taking a minimum of 5 of them every day. And family caregivers understand firsthand the struggles of managing these medications for the older adults they love. As a matter of fact, […]

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Six Tips for Maintaining Bone Health in Seniors

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Strong and healthy bones are essential to overall health, providing support and structure for the body and helping people move. Osteoporosis, a disease that thins and weakens bones, impacts millions of Americans, putting older adults at an increased risk for falls and fractures. While osteoporosis is a disease that primarily impacts women, men can also […]

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Understanding Why Sleep Patterns Change as People Age

There’s little that feels better than getting a good night’s sleep. Sleep is an essential part of good health, and when we experience disturbances with our slumber it can lead to health issues if not addressed. As a person ages, they become more at risk for a number of health issues, including sleep disturbances. It […]

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Engaging Activities for Older Adults with Limited Mobility

As the weather warms up, it’s as if the world reawakens. It’s evident in the trees and flowers that are beginning to rebloom, but it’s true for us, as well. Just settle onto a park bench and watch as joggers trot past, bicyclists whiz by, and children excitedly climb, swing, and race their way around […]

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COPD Management Tips for Older Adults

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Too often, we take our ability to breathe freely for granted. However, for many people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the simple act of taking a breath can feel like a struggle. COPD affects an estimated 30 million people in the US. While there is not currently a cure for the disease, with treatment […]

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Regular Exercise Benefits Older Adults: Tips to Get Started

The start of a new year is a great time to re-evaluate habits and routines, and to make a commitment to healthy lifestyle changes that can benefit overall health and wellness. One of the most beneficial changes older adults can make is to incorporate physical activity into their day-to-day routine. Exercise benefits older adults physically […]

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Tips for Recognizing Senior Care Needs Over the Holidays

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The holidays are special because they bring family members from far and wide back together to celebrate over a big meal and a lot of laughter and joy. With many families being apart over the past 18 months due to the pandemic, this holiday season may be the first opportunity in some time where everyone […]

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Overcoming Elderly Sleep Problems: Tips for a Good Night’s Sleep

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Getting a good night’s sleep is integral to overall health and wellbeing. But for many older adults, sleep can be elusive. It is recommended that all adults, including seniors, get between 7 – 9 hours of sleep per night. There are a variety of factors that can interfere with the sleep of older adults including […]

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The Importance of Regular Eye Exams for Seniors

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August is Eye Exam Month and the perfect time to focus on why it’s important for seniors to schedule routine eye exams. According to the American Optometric Association, after age 60, a number of eye conditions and diseases can develop that may impact an individual’s vision permanently. Not only can changes to a senior’s eyes […]

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Top Dementia Communication Tips for Family Caregivers

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When a loved one is diagnosed with a form of dementia such as Alzheimer’s, there are a variety of symptoms that become apparent over time. While memory loss is one of the most common and well-known symptoms, difficulty communicating is also prevalent in many individuals. Struggling with language and communication can lead to frustration for […]

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