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7 New Tech Gadgets for the Elderly to Make Life Easier 

7 New Tech Gadgets for the Elderly to Make Life Easier 

The digital world is making an incredible impact on seniors. Technology has become part of our everyday living and it is never too late to help our elders learn about the different gadgets as they can simplify their daily tasks.   There are many smart devices available to assist seniors in all aspects of their lives. These advanced devices help to connect with families, and friends and also play an important role in senior care.  In addition, they help them to stay active,...

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9 Fun & Joyful Halloween Activities for Seniors 

9 Fun & Joyful Halloween Activities for Seniors 

Do you feel the excitement in the air? The spooky and fun Halloween season is approaching fast and it means we have to get prepared for some fun celebrations. Halloween season is not only for youngsters but also a great time of year for seniors to enjoy. There are several Halloween activities that seniors love to participate in. If you are looking for ideas that can make this Halloween a fun celebration for your seniors, please take a look at the following list of Fun & Joyful...

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Benefits of In-Home Care for Seniors

Benefits of In-Home Care for Seniors

Everyone has heard the saying, “Home is where the heart is.” We all become emotionally connected to our homes and the memories we have made while living there. Pulling seniors from their homes due to age or illness makes them feel as if they are losing a piece of their lives. The absolute best gift we can give our elders is to keep them in their own homes where they have created everlasting memories. In a home care setting, seniors can remain independent while still getting the assistance they...

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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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