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Signs and Symptoms of Dehydration in Seniors  

Signs and Symptoms of Dehydration in Seniors  

Summer provides a wonderful opportunity for families to spend time together. At the same time, the summer heat can cause dehydration and heat stroke, particularly in the elderly, whose bodies cannot regulate temperature changes or store enough water as efficiently as they once did. Dehydration can lead to several other health complications such as urinary tract infections (UTIs), heat stroke, heart problems, kidney failure, and blood clots. Families and caregivers need to be very attentive in...

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Mental Health Awareness for Seniors

Mental Health Awareness for Seniors

Mental health is important at every stage of life as it influences thinking, behavior, and decisions. From childhood to adolescence and until old age, it plays a crucial role in a person’s overall well-being. Cognitive health is more important for seniors with chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and cancer. Conditions like depression can complicate their symptoms. According to the American Psychological Association, one in four persons aged 65 and above have mental...

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Simple yet Effective Stimulating Activities for Seniors with Dementia 

Simple yet Effective Stimulating Activities for Seniors with Dementia 

Dementia decreases a person’s cognitive functioning such as thinking, remembering, learning, and reasoning. As the disease progresses, it can lead to many psychological changes like anxiety, paranoia, and depression. Slowing down its progression can help people maintain their abilities for longer. Physical and mental activities are ideal to help slow down cognitive decline. Hence, it is important to keep your loved ones with dementia active and engaged. Focus on a few easy and...

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Age-Related Macular Degeneration Symptoms and Prevention

Age-Related Macular Degeneration Symptoms and Prevention

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) can blur your central vision by damaging the macula in the retina. It develops a black spot at the center of one’s vision. Even though it doesn’t affect peripheral vision, AMD makes it difficult to recognize faces, watch TV, read a book, drive a car, and so on.  Gradually, AMD can even cause blindness if not detected and treated early. Unfortunately, AMD can have a drastic impact on one’s overall health and wellbeing.  Types of Age-Related Macular...

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American Heart Month Keeping the Senior Heart Healthy

American Heart Month Keeping the Senior Heart Healthy

February is designated as American Heart Month. As we celebrate Valentine’s Day, we are also reminded to take care of our heart and to keep it strong and healthy. Many risk factors such as obesity, diabetes, unhealthy diet and lifestyle, excessive alcohol consumption, physical inactivity, smoking, high blood pressure and high cholesterol lead to cardiovascular disease and heart attacks.    Coronary heart disease is prevalent in every age group but seniors over 65 are more prone to cardiac...

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Effective Home Remedy for Coughs and Colds

Effective Home Remedy for Coughs and Colds

The winter season is typically filled with festivities and holiday parties, however, the winter season can also be filled with coughs and colds.  This in turn can be challenging for seniors as well as those with chronic health issues.   Moreover, with the prevailing coronavirus scare, it is crucial time to be careful even with the mildest symptoms of the common cold and flu.  Many medications on the market help to soothe a sore throat and combat a runny nose, but an effective home remedy for...

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How Staying Healthy in Winter Benefits the Elderly? 

How Staying Healthy in Winter Benefits the Elderly? 

Winter is a wonderful time of the year. While this cooler weather is a welcome change for all of us after warmer months, climate change can result in challenges for seniors trying to stay healthy. As we age, the ability to fight against viruses and diseases becomes harder due to weaker immune systems. This is the reason it is vital to help our elders try to stay healthy in winter.    Bacterial, fungal, and viral infections are a few major concerns among the elderly, especially if they are...

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10 Senior Health Tips to Ensure a Happy Holiday

10 Senior Health Tips to Ensure a Happy Holiday

The holiday season is all about spending a great time with family and friends, enjoying great food, and creating memories. Although the season can be joyous for most of us, many seniors may find the holiday season confusing, hectic, and even depressing based on their health conditions. The season tends to carry several changes to daily routines and these shifts can make seniors stressed out too. However, the good news is that we can help and support our loved ones in overcoming these...

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8 Best Holiday and Christmas Gifts for Elderly Loved Ones

8 Best Holiday and Christmas Gifts for Elderly Loved Ones

As we are ringing in the month of Holiday and Christmas, you must be searching for an amazing gift for your family members. Coming up with the best Holiday and Christmas gifts for elderly loved ones can sometimes be a huge challenge because everyone has their own taste and preferences. Though we try to get answers from them, it is quite common, they insist as nothing is needed. Gifts add a lot of value in enhancing the quality of life of our loved ones. These needn’t be expensive, but the...

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7 Best Thanksgiving Activities for Elderly People 2022

7 Best Thanksgiving Activities for Elderly People 2022

With the holiday season approaching, it is time for families to think about activities for elder ones. Activities not only help them to get engaged but they also support the whole family in strengthening their bond. Also, children will learn the most important values of respecting and honoring our seniors.    Several studies show that spending quality time with elders helps them to lessen the feeling of boredom and loneliness. Holidays bring the perfect time for family gatherings and these...

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