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By Amanda Butas, 9:00 am on May 3, 2021

Statistics indicate 200 million older adults around the world have osteoporosis, including approximately a third of older women. The diagnosis refers to skeletal bones being less dense and more fragile, which increases the likelihood of fractures. Osteoporosis commonly leads to spontaneous fractures, which means weight-bearing bones break without much effort,…

By Amanda Butas, 9:00 am on April 26, 2021

There aren’t reliable statistics on injuries sustained by family caregivers, partly because such injuries often go unreported. However, the act of providing care for an older loved one can sometimes be physically demanding and result in slips and falls, cuts and bruises, muscle strains, back issues, and other injuries of…

By Amanda Butas, 9:00 am on April 19, 2021

Many seniors live alone because their children have moved on and their spouses have passed away. In addition, most are retired, and their friends from their younger days have usually moved on to new lives. Loneliness can cause your elderly loved one’s health to decrease, so there’s no time like…

By Amanda Butas, 9:00 am on April 12, 2021

Fires can have devastating consequences for seniors. Your aging loved one’s physical strength, memory, vision, and hearing will be important factors in preventing fires. To avoid these disasters, you need to develop simple fire safety strategies, including those mentioned below. 1. Install Smoke Alarms Smoke alarms are triggered when an…

By Amanda Butas, 9:00 am on April 5, 2021

An older family member’s incontinence should always be handled with understanding and compassion. Seniors with unaddressed incontinence may be too embarrassed to leave the house, and they may experience related health issues that have a negative effect on their wellbeing. Here are a few suggestions to help you care for…

By Amanda Butas, 9:00 am on March 22, 2021

Helping an elderly loved one age in place is one of the best ways to ensure he or she gets the most enjoyment out of the senior years. With the right types of support, your loved one can continue to live at home, where he or she benefits from a…

By Amanda Butas, 9:00 am on March 15, 2021

Using the Internet can keep your senior loved one connected to family and friends, especially those who live far away. Navigating different websites and platforms could also boost your parent’s cognitive health and help him or her stay actively engaged. Below you’ll find tips to keep your loved one safe…

By Amanda Butas, 9:00 am on March 8, 2021

Seniors often experience changes in their oral health that require them to alter their current hygiene routines. Getting dentures or implants might require special cleaning methods. Taking a new medication could impact the frequency of cavities. These basic oral hygiene tips can help seniors keep their teeth and gums healthy…

By Amanda Butas, 9:00 am on March 1, 2021

Heart disease includes a range of conditions that affect the cardiovascular system. Learning more about the types of heart disease can increase awareness of symptoms and encourage early detection and prompt treatment. These six types of heart disease are particularly common among the elderly.  1. Arrhythmia An irregular heartbeat, also known…

By Amanda Butas, 9:00 am on February 22, 2021

Living a healthy lifestyle is vital to a senior’s mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing. Poor habits can cause severe health problems and reduce independence, among other issues. Below are some tips family caregivers can use to help their elderly loved ones avoid poor health in the senior years. 1. Stay…