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By Zareena Khan, 9:00 am on January 12, 2022

All isn’t equal between the sexes when it comes to Alzheimer’s disease. Long-term studies have shown there’s a higher incidence of Alzheimer’s among women. The fact is that the majority of people with Alzheimer’s are female, and no one knows for sure why. Scientists are trying to unlock the mystery…

By Zareena Khan, 9:00 am on January 5, 2022

There’s something special about receiving a letter or email from a friend in a nearby town or a faraway country. However, seniors can enjoy many benefits from corresponding with a pen pal that go far beyond simple pleasure. Here are some of these advantages of pen pals for your elderly…

By Zareena Khan, 9:00 am on December 29, 2021

While most family caregivers know there’s a relationship between a healthy diet and preventing a number of age-related health issues, including dementia, many likely overlook these unique superfoods. Next time you’re at the grocery store, pick up the following items for your aging loved one. 1. Dark Chocolate–Covered Coffee Beans…

By Zareena Khan, 9:00 am on December 22, 2021

Forgetfulness, distractedness, and tuning out of conversations are all symptoms that may cause a senior to visit a doctor, expecting to hear they’re due to aging. However, many seniors are surprised to discover they’ve been living with undiagnosed ADHD all their lives. If your elderly family member has been exhibiting…

By Zareena Khan, 9:00 am on December 15, 2021

Dehydration is always a concern this time of year, especially for seniors who are more vulnerable to serious health problems. While thirst and fatigue are the most obvious signs of dehydration, not drinking enough water can have some rather odd effects on the body. Memory Loss The human brain is…

By Zareena Khan, 9:00 am on December 8, 2021

Just as athletes eat to maximize endurance and strength, seniors can eat to build strong bones and prevent falls. A recent study found that among seniors over 70, most calories consumed came from white bread, cereal, whole milk, cookies, and cake. There are many factors that can make seniors more…

By Zareena Khan, 9:00 am on November 24, 2021

As a caregiver for a senior loved one with Alzheimer’s, wandering is likely one of your top concerns. As the disease progresses, memory loss and confusion can lead some seniors with Alzheimer’s to leave their homes. Even those in the early stages of Alzheimer’s may find themselves disoriented and unable…

By Zareena Khan, 9:00 am on November 17, 2021

Although it’s often thought of as a luxury and can certainly feel like one, massage is also a form of medical therapy that can offer real benefits to seniors recovering from strokes. If you provide care for a senior loved one who has had a stroke, here are a few…

By Zareena Khan, 9:00 am on November 10, 2021

Most people who are over age 50 take at least one prescription medication per day, and the number of daily meds a person takes generally rises as he or she gets older. When multiple medications are taken at different scheduled times throughout the day, it’s easy for seniors to lose…

By Zareena Khan, 9:00 am on November 3, 2021

Constipation is a common complaint among seniors. While there are medications that can help, many seniors don’t want to add something else to their current list of prescriptions. Natural remedies often produce the desired results without potential side effects, such as interactions with existing medications. Here are a few natural…