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By Wendy Brown, 9:00 am on January 6, 2021

In the past few decades, the average rate of meat consumption has dropped. More people are beginning to realize it’s possible to enjoy a satisfying and healthy vegetarian diet. There are many different reasons to quit eating meat, including ethical concerns, health conditions, and personal preferences. Seniors who avoid meat…

By Wendy Brown, 9:00 am on December 23, 2020

  Physical activity has been shown to prevent cardiovascular disease, certain forms of cancer, diabetes, and other serious health conditions. Older adults should participate in exercise programs or other activities that enhance overall balance, endurance, flexibility, and strength. Here are some safe and easy exercises seniors can perform. 1. Stretching…

By Wendy Brown, 9:00 am on December 9, 2020

Depression is common among the elderly population, and untreated depression can have long-lasting effects on a senior’s physical and emotional health. Seniors with untreated depression are at a greater risk for heart attacks, tend to have slower recoveries from illnesses, and are more likely to experience a decrease in cognitive…

By Wendy Brown, 9:00 am on November 18, 2020

Psoriasis is a skin condition caused by the rapid production of skin cells, and it results in a painful, itchy rash as well as the buildup of scaly skin. Psoriasis cannot be cured, but these at-home remedies can reduce its unpleasant symptoms among seniors. 1. Aloe Vera Creams containing gel…

By Wendy Brown, 9:00 am on November 4, 2020

It’s been said that human beings are creatures of habit. We’re wired to want security. A habit is a groove that gets ingrained in the brain so it becomes familiar, and when something becomes habitual, it’s almost effortless. Some say it takes 21 days to form a habit, but when…

By Wendy Brown, 9:00 am on October 21, 2020

Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative condition that results in both physical and cognitive changes. Currently, there’s no cure for Parkinson’s, but early intervention can delay the progression of the disease. While the early symptoms of Parkinson’s can be somewhat difficult to detect, families of seniors should be aware of the…

By Wendy Brown, 9:00 am on October 7, 2020

It can be frightening and overwhelming for a family caregiver when a senior loved one with Alzheimer’s experiences delusions and hallucinations. The senior often harbors paranoia and may become distrustful, and changes in behavior such as anxiety and depression may develop. While this can be a common phase, it can…

By Wendy Brown, 9:00 am on September 23, 2020

Social stimulation is important for the elderly because it staves off feelings of isolation and loneliness. However, some seniors may not have friends who live nearby, which creates the need to make some new ones. This process is likely easier than your senior loved one thinks, and here are some…

By Wendy Brown, 9:00 am on September 9, 2020

The short length of the pathway between the sinus passages and the Eustachian tubes is one of the main reasons ear infections are commonly seen in young children. However, aging adults also come down with ear infections from time to time. Some of the most common causes of ear infections…

By Wendy Brown, 9:00 am on August 19, 2020

Most seniors want to maintain their independence, but some are leery of taking baths for fear of falling. While advancing in age can be a risk factor for diminished bathing safety, there are certain things that can be done to help older adults feel more secure. Monitor Vision Many slips…