Family caregivers often come to the realization they need help caring for a senior parent or other loved one when they consider their other responsibilities at work and home. However, giving up some of the responsibility to someone else can be difficult.

There are several types of arthritis that most commonly affect seniors — osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout. And while it is possible for some people to have multiple types, osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common of the three types for the elderly to have.

When caring for Alzheimer patients at home, ensuring your senior loved one remains as self-sufficient as possible, and yet safe around the house requires a delicate balance. Caregivers providing care for someone with Alzheimer’s must be diligent about identifying potential dangers in the home.

As we age, it’s important to maintain physical well-being, but often times, psychological, emotional, and social health can fall by the wayside due to increased isolation. If you have an aging loved one experiencing the effects of isolation, here are some ways that they can maintain positive wellbeing through socialization.

It is not uncommon to think of HIV as something that primarily affects those who are younger – and that, consequently, it is of less concern as we age. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the percentage of seniors fifty or older with HIV rose from 17% to 29% from 2001 to 2010.

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