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By Carol White, 9:00 am on November 23, 2020

Garlic has been used in folk medicine for more than 4,000 years, and many recent studies have confirmed just how healthy this root vegetable can be. The benefits of garlic can be especially valuable for seniors. Here are a few reasons to include more of this healthy food in your…

By Carol White, 9:00 am on November 9, 2020

Many seniors today are using the Internet to connect with their families and friends. The following safety tips can help your aging loved one stay safe from scams, frauds, and other online dangers. 1. Be Wary of Freebies Many scams promise free merchandise, trips, and other perks to obtain a…

By Carol White, 9:00 am on October 26, 2020

Seniors have a tendency to fib about their health conditions during doctor visits. While there are many reasons to be reluctant about being totally honest with a doctor—often involving a desire to avoid a lecture about poor dietary, exercise, or lifestyle habits—withholding certain information from the physician can lead to…

By Carol White, 9:00 am on October 12, 2020

Though hospitals tend to be safe spaces that offer a decreased chance of anything bad happening to aging adults, the potential for some sort of accident still exists. The best way to prevent an unsafe hospital experience for your elderly loved one is to be prepared for anything that may…

By Carol White, 9:00 am on September 28, 2020

A Parkinson’s diagnosis often leaves family members confused and unsure of how to move forward with their senior loved one’s care. While planning for long-term care and outside assistance will be necessary, families should also look into therapy programs. There are many therapy programs available that are specifically designed to…

By Carol White, 9:00 am on September 14, 2020

By exercising the muscles and nerves in their eyes, seniors can reduce eye strain and boost the strength and acuity of their vision. Here are a few simple exercises you should encourage your senior loved one to practice at home every day. 1. Apply Warmth This is a great exercise for…

By Carol White, 9:00 am on August 24, 2020

Aging adults should continue to set goals for the future, as it could give them the motivation they need to stay healthy during their retirement years. Here are seven goals all aging adults should add to their list of resolutions. 1. Declutter the Home  Seniors who still live at home…

By Carol White, 9:00 am on August 10, 2020

  Millions of family members choose to serve as caregivers for older loved ones who require some degree of assistance. Providing care for a stroke survivor comes with a number of challenges. Potential caregivers must prepare for the difficulties that lie ahead. Here are a few tasks that may be…

By Carol White, 9:00 am on July 27, 2020

Mindfulness is a type of meditation that focuses on learning how to gain better control over feelings and processes in the body and the mind. The goal is to be “in the moment” in a way that promotes a sense of calm and relaxation. If your senior loved one is…

By Carol White, 9:00 am on July 13, 2020

There’s no single “miracle” diet specifically for arthritis. That being said, the Arthritis Foundation recommends the Mediterranean diet, since it includes an assortment of foods that can be beneficial for older adults with arthritis. Below, you’ll find a rundown of what’s included in this diet along with some additional suggestions…