There are many benefits that come with getting older, but there are also factors to be aware of when it comes to our health and wellness. As we age our body’s natural defenses become less reliable and as a result, seniors are more susceptible to infection – including pneumonia. Pneumonia is an infection that affects … Read More

As we enter the fall and winter season this year, things look a little different. Many seniors continue to isolate at home because of the Coronavirus pandemic and this can take a toll on their mental health. It’s important for seniors to work with their families, caregivers and health professionals to develop a plan that … Read More

More seniors are spending time online than ever before. Technology can benefit seniors in so many ways – it can help them connect with loved ones, get essential goods and services without leaving their home, and provides opportunities to stay in contact with their communities. Anyone can be a target for cyber criminals, and there … Read More

Caring for a loved one can be a rewarding experience, but it’s not without challenges. These challenges can be significantly more impactful for those caring for a senior with Alzheimer’s disease or other form of dementia. Changes in behaviors can occur for a variety of reasons, including over-stimulation, physical discomfort, confusion, exhaustion caused by sleep … Read More

Being diagnosed with cancer later in life can be scary and overwhelming. A cancer diagnosis can make a person feel like their world is out of control. People often say they feel helpless and powerless after they find out they have cancer. However, many find that making a personalized plan for dealing with a cancer … Read More

Staying hydrated is important for maintaining health and keeping critical bodily functions working properly. This can be a challenge for some seniors because of changes that happen with age. Seniors may have a diminished ability to sense thirst, notice changes in body temperature and may be taking medications that have a dehydrating effect. Being dehydrated … Read More

A kitchen is often the central gathering place in the home. Family dinners, special occasions and time shared together all happen in the heart of the home. Making sure the kitchen a safe, happy place is important. On a daily basis, many of us spend time in our kitchens, and it is easy to forget … Read More

Being out in the sunshine is a summertime tradition. Research shows that a majority of seniors rank being outside as one of the activities that bring them the most joy. But it’s important to practice sun safety when it comes to protecting our skin and enjoying the long summer days safely. Skin cancer is the … Read More

In many ways, stress is a part of life for all of us. But for seniors, stress can have a larger affect on physical and mental wellness. Having worries and concerns is natural, but it is more important as we get older to practice stress-reduction techniques to manage these thoughts. The great news is that … Read More

While there are many great things about getting older, we also become more susceptible to certain health conditions as our bodies age. One condition seniors have the potential to develop is thyroid disease, which affects the body’s metabolic rate. Early detection and proper treatment of either can help limit the effects of the conditions and … Read More

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