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By Andy Ratana, 9:00 am on April 19, 2021

Older adults are largely independent, which is generally a good thing. However, in the later years of life, emotional, social, and physical changes tend to occur. Some of these changes can make it impractical or unhealthy to live alone, at least not without some type of assistance. Below, you’ll find…

By Andy Ratana, 9:00 am on April 5, 2021

A sedentary lifestyle can be unhealthy for anyone at any age, but for people over 65, it can be especially problematic. Studies have shown older adults who spend too much time sitting are at increased risk for a variety of health conditions. Seniors are more likely to sit for long…

By Andy Ratana, 9:00 am on March 15, 2021

Contrary to popular belief, not all seniors eventually develop dementia. While most seniors will have some memory loss, you should understand the difference between normal cognitive changes and dementia as well as how this myth is harmful to older adults. Reasons behind the Myth There are several reasons a person…

By Andy Ratana, 9:00 am on March 1, 2021

Though exercise is often associated with younger generations, it’s just as important for seniors. Being inactive can lead to quite a few physical and mental health issues, so seniors should try to get some cardio or weightlifting exercise during their golden years. Exercising might sound exhausting, but even light activities…

By Andy Ratana, 9:00 am on February 15, 2021

If your aging loved one has had a stroke and also has diabetes, he or she may have special dietary needs, which can pose a challenge for someone with both neurological and endocrine issues. Fortunately, there are a variety of healthy foods your loved one can enjoy even if he…

By Andy Ratana, 9:00 am on February 1, 2021

When your elderly loved one’s safety and health are at risk, home care may be your best option. However, you shouldn’t simply spring this decision on your loved one. Instead, have a conversation about the issue and allow your loved one to share his or her opinions and wishes. Here…

By Andy Ratana, 9:00 am on January 18, 2021

No one likes going to the hospital, but seniors sometimes need to be hospitalized to heal from injuries or illnesses. Naturally, your family may feel a sense of joy when you finally get word that your aging loved one can go home. After days or weeks in the hospital, being…

By Andy Ratana, 9:00 am on January 4, 2021

  Approximately 20 percent of seniors over the age of 65 have some type of mobility issue. There are several disease processes and misfortunes that wreak havoc on the musculoskeletal system and impair movement. Here are five of the most common. 1. Falls Falls that occur due to a loss…

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

Studies have attempted to determine both the benefits and drawbacks of caffeine, which can make it difficult for seniors to decide if it’s healthy to consume beverages that contain this stimulant. As with most substances we put into our bodies, moderation is the key. If your elderly loved one is…

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

Although music is typically thought of as simply a form of entertainment, it may also have certain health benefits, which is why listening to music throughout the day can inadvertently boost your elderly loved one’s health. Read on to learn how listening to music is good for seniors. 1. Delays…