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By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on February 23, 2021
Scientists have long debated the link between alcohol consumption and Alzheimer’s disease. Some believe drinking red wine in moderation can be beneficial for health, while others argue that alcohol consumption can accelerate cognitive decline. Recently, scientists at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) conducted a study to determine the…
By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on February 9, 2021
Many seniors with dementia love to read, but they find themselves getting frustrated because the cognitive issues involved with dementia make it difficult to remember the meaning and plots of certain books. Fortunately, many authors have written books just for seniors with dementia. These books range from inspirational nonfiction seniors…
By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on January 26, 2021
Even though vision changes are a natural part of the aging process, seniors can take many different steps to preserve their eyesight. In addition to scheduling regular appointments with their eye doctors, older adults might also need to change some of their lifestyle habits if they want to keep their…
By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on January 12, 2021
The phrase “aging in place” refers to living in a cherished home environment during the senior years. The benefits far exceed other residential options, such as a nursing home or assisted living facility. Here’s what your aging loved one gains by staying in his or her home throughout the golden…
By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on December 29, 2020
Seniors and their families should learn how diet can prevent common health-related risks among older adults, such as heart disease, strokes, type 2 diabetes, cataracts, cancer, and dementia. With the right approach to preparation, the following foods can be tasty disease-fighting additions to your senior loved one’s diet. Beans  Low…
By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on December 15, 2020
Although diabetes is relatively common in aging adults, it is also a preventable disease. Understanding the root causes of diabetes can help seniors stave off this health condition. Here are some of the most common diabetes risk factors for the elderly.  1. Age As seniors progress in age, their risk…
By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on November 24, 2020
Modern-day technology has permeated nearly every part of our lives, and it’s often impossible to perform simple tasks, such as filling out a job application or keeping in touch with friends, without using the Internet. Adapting to this can be a confusing and frustrating prospect for seniors who weren’t raised…
By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on November 10, 2020
Many family members take on the responsibility of caring for senior loved ones and then discover the task was more of a challenge than they originally anticipated. Others may live too far from their elderly relatives and are thus unable to help in a time of need. Home care is…
By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on October 13, 2020
In the aftermath of a stroke, a senior may experience a variety of physical and cognitive health challenges that make daily activities difficult. As a result, seniors who have had strokes often experience low self-esteem or feelings of embarrassment. If your elderly loved one is a stroke survivor, read on…
By Beth Brown, 9:00 am on September 29, 2020
Ignoring or dismissing aches, pains, and general medical problems isn’t uncommon, especially among the senior population. Whether due to pride or embarrassment, the elderly often attribute their ailments to the natural aging process, even when such changes impact their ability to carry out daily activities. If you notice your senior…