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By Steve Darley, 9:00 am on January 7, 2021

  According to statistics from the National Federation of the Blind, almost three million people over the age of 65 have some form of visual disability, which equates to approximately one out of every three seniors. Understanding the following causes of blindness can help you provide better care for your…

By Steve Darley, 9:00 am on December 24, 2020

Psoriasis is a common skin condition that has been linked to genetic causes and triggers that affect the immune system. Although psoriasis is usually identified early in a person’s life, many people over the age of 50 receive this diagnosis for the first time due to changes in their health….

By Steve Darley, 9:00 am on December 10, 2020

As people age, their risk of developing cancer may increase. Though cancer isn’t always preventable, seniors and those who care for them can stay educated on ways to reduce the odds. Here are a few tips you and your elderly loved one should keep in mind. 1. Stay Protected from…

By Steve Darley, 9:00 am on November 19, 2020

When a hospital is unable to meet the needs of a senior with dementia, he or she can potentially become vulnerable to many physical or mental complications. If your senior loved one has dementia and will be visiting the hospital for any reason, make sure the hospital is equipped to…

By Steve Darley, 9:00 am on November 5, 2020

One of the easiest ways for aging adults to maintain their health is by getting into better shape. If you have an elderly loved one who needs to exercise more, you’ll have an easier time convincing him or her if you participate as well. Here are a few suggestions for…

By Steve Darley, 9:00 am on October 22, 2020

Dementia and depression have similar symptoms, which can make it difficult for a doctor to provide an accurate diagnosis. The key to successfully determining whether your senior loved one is experiencing depression, dementia, or a combination of the two is careful observation, ongoing communication with doctors, and an understanding of…

By Steve Darley, 9:00 am on October 8, 2020

Living with chronic back pain can quickly put a halt to your senior loved one’s active lifestyle, but finding relief is easier than you may think. Many seniors have had success with these natural supplements that help them find pain relief without depending on pharmaceuticals.  White Willow Bark White willow…

By Steve Darley, 9:00 am on September 17, 2020

Sudden weight loss in an elderly individual can indicate one or more factors is causing a decrease in appetite. It’s important to address a rapid decrease in weight because poor nutrition can affect all the body’s systems and make seniors more susceptible to infections and other serious health conditions. If…

By Steve Darley, 9:00 am on September 3, 2020

ven though migraines tend to occur more often in younger adults, these severe headaches can also affect people in their senior years, and many aging adults live with frequent or chronic migraines. To help your aging loved one prevent migraines from occurring, encourage him or her to avoid the following…

By Steve Darley, 9:00 am on August 20, 2020

Aging can cause seniors to lack the muscle strength, energy, and desire to be physically active. However, being active can help aging adults stay in shape and stave off cognitive decline. As a family caregiver, you’ll need to encourage your senior loved one to be active, whether he or she…