By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on February 25, 2022
Living a sedentary lifestyle can put seniors at risk for diabetes, obesity, kidney disease, and heart disease. Seniors over 60 are at greater risk for becoming sedentary, particularly if they’re retired, have physical ailments, or aren’t as social as they once were. Studies have shown seniors who sit frequently are…
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on February 11, 2022
Fibromyalgia is common in seniors and is characterized by muscle and joint pain, fatigue, and depression. According to WebMD, women are 10 times more likely to experience this condition than men. If your loved one has fibromyalgia, here’s a list of five possible treatments.  1. Yoga A recent study published…
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on January 28, 2022
Have you heard of brain food? While the concept of foods that boost brainpower may sound like a myth, the fact is that certain foods can have a positive impact on brain function and memory. This is especially important for seniors, who experience a natural decrease in cognitive function as…
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on January 14, 2022
After retirement, it’s important for seniors to protect their finances so they have the best prospects for comfortable living. Family caregivers can help their elderly loved ones maximize their finances through using these smart saving and spending strategies.  Create a Budget Retirement can be a financial challenge for those who…
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on December 31, 2021
We often hear remaining socially active is an important part of healthy aging, but how exactly do social relationships affect overall senior health? Read on to see what research is saying about robust social activity and its link to increased mental and physical wellbeing in older adults. Enhanced Mobility In…
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on December 17, 2021
Dementia often begins with subtle symptoms that sometimes make it difficult for seniors to know when they need to seek medical assistance. Memory loss, confusion, and behavioral changes are a few of the first symptoms people begin to notice. Once you suspect your senior loved one has dementia, it’s important…
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on November 26, 2021
Spina bifida is a congenital condition in which the spine doesn’t develop properly. Sometimes the condition remains undetected and individuals with spina bifida go through the usual signs of aging. However, seniors may display certain signs that indicate they have spina bifida. Here’s a list of five symptoms commonly associated…
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on November 12, 2021
The image of a hunched-over senior whiling the days away knitting has become passé. Today, seniors are staying active and enjoying better health than ever before. Here are a few so-called “truths” about aging that have been revealed to be little more than myths. Myth #1: Seniors Should Stick to…
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on October 29, 2021
Loneliness can lead to various health issues for seniors, including obesity, high blood pressure, chronic stress, and even death. As a family caregiver, you need to keep your elderly parent happy, stimulated, and active. Here are some of the ways you can cheer up a lonely senior loved one. 1….
By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on October 15, 2021
Berries are one of the many recommended fruits seniors should add to their diets. Acai berries contain higher levels of certain nutrients than most other berries. These berries are common in the Amazon rainforest and grow on massive palm trees. They’re purple in color and look similar to blueberries. Local…