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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…

By Andy Ratana, 9:00 am on November 16, 2020

Stress levels are often directly related to a senior’s overall wellbeing, making it important to develop strategies to keep anxiety at bay. Many aging adults turn to gardening for this purpose. Tending to a garden is a wholesome way for your elderly loved one to keep his or her mind,…

By Andy Ratana, 9:00 am on November 2, 2020

It’s difficult to miss the effects of aging on the body, and although most changes aren’t cause for concern, some of them make older adults more prone to accidents. Read on to learn about common injuries among the elderly and tips to help you protect your senior loved one. Fall-Related…

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…