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By Pete Lane, 9:00 am on February 3, 2020

Getting adequate rest is important at every age, yet men in their 80s often have difficulty getting enough sleep. Sleep-deprived seniors have a greater risk of accidents. The body needs rest to be able to heal from injuries and ward off illnesses. A lack of sleep can cause seniors to…

By Pete Lane, 7:20 am on January 28, 2020

When going over your elderly parent’s living arrangements, your family should consider aging in place as an option. Continuing familiar daily routines in the comfort of home can boost the health of older adults while increasing their independence and longevity. Below are some of the benefits elderly people gain from…

By Pete Lane, 9:00 am on January 6, 2020

The multiple stages of Alzheimer’s cause different challenges for seniors and their families, often making life hectic for everyone. For instance, in the middle and final stages of the disease, physical and verbal outbursts occur more frequently. Below you’ll find more information on the combative stage of Alzheimer’s and what…

By Pete Lane, 9:00 am on December 16, 2019

Women in their 70s who make an effort to stay fit can be healthier and enjoy a better quality of life. They should focus on exercises that increase their balance and strength. The following five exercises can keep women strong and thriving in their 70s and beyond. 1. Walking Walking…

By Pete Lane, 9:00 am on December 2, 2019

According to the National Institute on Aging, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s every 66 seconds. This pervasive disease affects millions of older adults and their families, and getting an accurate diagnosis is more difficult than many people realize. Here’s a quick glimpse at how doctors diagnose this disease…

By Pete Lane, 9:00 am on November 18, 2019

The changes that occur with Parkinson’s disease aren’t always physical. While your senior loved one may face difficulty with things such as muscle tremors, you should also know the disease affects the way he or she thinks. Foggy thinking, memory loss, and general confusion are all common cognitive symptoms that…

By Pete Lane, 9:00 am on November 11, 2019

It can be more challenging for older adults to keep their hearts healthy when the weather outside gets colder. The staff at Centennial Home Care Assistance has put together a handy infographic explaining how cold weather affects cardiovascular health and steps seniors can take to maintain a healthy heart during…

By Pete Lane, 9:00 am on November 4, 2019

Caregiving is often referred to as a labor of love. While many family caregivers would agree with that statement, experts in the field of aging suggest family caregivers and the loved ones they care for need breaks. In-home respite care can offer long-term or short-term relief from caregiving duties. Although…

By Pete Lane, 9:00 am on October 21, 2019

Certain diagnoses can raise the risk for hospital readmissions, and it’s important for aging adults to stay in close contact with their physicians after getting discharged. If a minor problem develops, it can be addressed before progressing into a health crisis requiring readmission. Here are some common diagnoses that may…

By Pete Lane, 9:00 am on October 7, 2019

Following a stroke, diabetic seniors must be very careful about what they eat. An unhealthy diet could increase the risk of having a second stroke and wreak havoc on blood sugar levels. Here’s a look at some of the best foods for diabetic seniors who are currently recovering from strokes. …