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By Andy Ratana, 9:00 am on October 19, 2020

Seniors who were fortunate enough to have good eyesight during their youth may be surprised to find their vision changing as they get older. While some vision changes are inevitable, there are several things seniors can do today to ensure they see clearly in the future. 1. Eat for Eye…

Seniors who were fortunate enough to have good eyesight during their youth may be surprised to find their vision changing as they get older. While some vision changes are inevitable, there are several things seniors can do today to ensure they see clearly in the future. 1. Eat for Eye Health The connection between the mouth and eyes is profound, since proper nutrition is critical for vision. Beta-carotene, or vitamin A, helps with night vision, and this nutrient can be found in carrots and other yellow or orange plants. The eyes also need plenty of omega-3 fatty acids, which can be found in foods such as walnuts and avocados.  Antioxidant-rich foods are critical for the health of the macula, the…

By Andy Ratana, 9:00 am on October 5, 2020

Though arranging estate plans can be stressful, getting organized ahead of time can alleviate at least some of that stress. If your senior loved one needs help with estate planning, here are some tips and strategies to assist him or her and make the process easier for everyone involved. Make…

By Andy Ratana, 9:00 am on September 21, 2020

An underlying health condition or even normal aging can lead to challenges with mobility in the elderly. Fortunately, your senior loved one can choose from many mobility aids that can help him or her regain independence and prevent falls. When aging adults are no longer able to navigate the home…

By Andy Ratana, 9:00 am on September 7, 2020

Older adults are usually treated with respect, but caring for seniors with dementia also requires an emphasis on protecting their dignity. Each stage of dementia impacts a senior’s health and ability to speak up and independently manage daily tasks. Caregivers for seniors with dementia should develop strategies that prioritize their…

By Andy Ratana, 9:00 am on August 17, 2020

Bingo is a fun game older adults can enjoy playing with family and friends. The game isn’t only fun, but it also provides seniors with a variety of health benefits. Here are some of the top reasons people should play bingo in their senior years. 1. Boosts Cognitive Function As…

By Andy Ratana, 9:00 am on August 3, 2020

If your senior loved one is getting older and starting to have serious health problems, you might begin thinking about quitting your job to focus on your loved one. Having a family caregiver entirely devoted to his or her needs can be helpful for a senior living with health issues….

By Andy Ratana, 9:00 am on July 20, 2020

It’s understandable for family caregivers to occasionally be stressed due to the demands associated with this role. However, physical, mental, and emotional exhaustion can take a serious toll on health and wellbeing. This is referred to as caregiver stress syndrome, and it’s typically characterized by a neglect of personal care…

By Andy Ratana, 9:00 am on July 6, 2020

Statistics indicate up to 20 percent of adults over the age of 65 live with mild cognitive impairment. However, there are a variety of lifestyle options known to enhance and protect cognitive abilities. Family members should consider the habits of their older loved ones and encourage some changes to promote…

By Andy Ratana, 9:00 am on June 15, 2020

Close to one million seniors in the United States are living with Parkinson’s. Tremors remain one of the first symptoms of the disease. As the disorder progresses, the involuntary movements become more prominent. In time, simple daily tasks may become increasingly difficult. Research has revealed a number of methods that…