One out of five adults 55 or older have some form of mental illness, with anxiety and depression being two of the most common.
Everybody knows that high cholesterol is bad, but what do you and your senior really know about this health issue?
Nobody likes to feel as if they’re a burden on the people that they love or that they cannot do the things that they need and want to do.
You may have friends who have brought over buckets or bags of cucumbers, begging you to take some off of their hands.
Not getting enough sleep can increase the risk of many serious illnesses like diabetes, obesity, heart disease, and dementia.
Seniors who suffer a serious medical event or injury like a stroke, a heart attack, or a fall in which they break a bone or have a serious injury may need some transitional care.
The truth is all seniors should be finding activities they enjoy because it is one of the easiest ways to keep them healthy and happy. But they may not always know how to find activities and rely on you to help them get places.
When Alzheimer’s disease is diagnosed earlier, your senior can get treatment earlier.
At some point, every family gets the call that there is an emergency. It could be a fall leading to a broken bone, a stroke, or a severe illness like pneumonia.
One of the biggest issues for your elderly family member as she grows older can be holding onto the independence that she has developed throughout her life.