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By Pete Lane, 9:00 am on April 19, 2021

Stereotypes of older adults are found in everything from print advertising to movies and television shows, which has led to many misconceptions about the aging process. By learning the truth about these common myths, it becomes easier to understand and communicate with the seniors in your life. All Seniors Are…

By Pete Lane, 9:00 am on April 5, 2021

The activities of daily living (ADLs) are the basic tasks people need to be able to perform in order to live independently. These involve the skills needed to meet their physical needs in six areas: eating, dressing, bathing, toileting, continence, and mobility. Every aging adult has different levels of functional…

By Pete Lane, 9:00 am on March 15, 2021

Dementia is a complex condition with symptoms that come and go. Sometimes seniors may seem like their old selves, yet at other times they cannot remember their loved ones’ names or do basic tasks on their own. There are several factors that can cause dementia symptoms to seem worse. Understanding…

By Pete Lane, 9:00 am on March 1, 2021

Named after the famous New York Yankees baseball player, Lou Gehrig’s disease is a progressive disorder that damages muscles and nerves. Even after years of exhaustive research, doctors are still trying to identify the risk factors. While around five percent of these cases seem to be caused by genetic factors,…

By Pete Lane, 9:00 am on February 15, 2021

Becoming a family caregiver requires you to take in so much new information at once that it may be difficult to keep up with all the facts. You may hear things about respite care from other caregivers, family members, and friends. You’ll also discover everyone has differing opinions about senior…

By Pete Lane, 9:00 am on February 1, 2021

Healthy eating keeps the body active and strong, and it can also enhance cognitive function. Seniors who want to boost their brainpower should consider eating these five superfoods.  1. Dark Chocolate Many seniors will appreciate the fact that dark chocolate is a brain-boosting superfood. Dark chocolate contains an antioxidant called…

By Pete Lane, 9:00 am on January 18, 2021

Breast cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer among senior women. Though this type of cancer isn’t completely preventable, there are several ways senior women can reduce their likelihood of developing this condition. Here are a few tips on how senior women can reduce their breast cancer…

By Pete Lane, 9:00 am on January 4, 2021

  According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1 in 10 Americans aged 65 or older may develop Alzheimer’s. For many years, researchers have been studying Alzheimer’s disease by observing seniors who already have it. A new point of view on this topic has recently come into play, and it’s all thanks…

By Pete Lane, 9:00 am on December 21, 2020

Exercise is one of the key aspects of staying healthy as a senior. Regular exercise keeps the heart and lungs strong, and it also increases overall mobility, balance, and coordination. Seniors who want to stay active may have difficulty finding activities they can still participate in. Here are a few…

By Pete Lane, 9:00 am on December 7, 2020

Seniors need to visit their primary doctors at least once a year because annual physicals are essential for preventing, diagnosing, and treating various health conditions. For some aging adults, the thought of going to the doctor can cause a great deal of anxiety. When it comes to scheduling their annual…