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7 Steps to Healthy Aging, Happy Aging

By Diana Rodriguez Getting older doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll have a slew of medical conditions or poor quality of life.  Getting older involves change, both negative and positive, but you can enjoy aging if you understand what’s going on with your body and take steps to maintain your health.  Many different things happen to your… Read more »

5 great Reasons to See a Geriatrician

By Chris Iliades, MD Geriatricians are specialists in senior health, trained in caring for an aging body.  Their knowledge can help keep you happy and healthy throughout your golden years. As the baby boomer generation enters its senior years, one in five Americans will be over 65.  In fact, seniors over age 85 are the… Read more »

7 Flu Myths You Shouldn’t Believe

By Mario Sollitto Myths about the flu are everywhere.  Here are some common myths, as well as facts about the flu: Flu Myth #1:  Getting a flu vaccine can give you the flu. According to the National Foundation for Infectious Disease, there is no way that the flu vaccine can give you the flu because… Read more »

How Much Sleep Do Seniors Need?

  By Diana Rodriques Getting enough sleep is important for everyone, but it’s especially vital for seniors. Follow these steps to a better night’s rest.   Many seniors deal with a number of health problems related to aging – one in particular is not getting enough healthy sleep. It’s not the advancing of age per… Read more »

10 Warning Signs Your Family Member Needs Help

The Council on Aging offers these warning signs that your elderly relative needs help:   Poor eating habits resulting in a decrease in weight, no appetite or missed meals. Neglected hygiene: wearing dirty clothes, body odor, neglected nails and teeth. Neglected home that is not as clean or sanitary as you remember growing up. Inappropriate… Read more »

Dental Care

  (Alzheimer’s Association)   As Alzheimer’s progresses, the person with dementia may forget how to brush his or her teeth or forget why it’s important. As a caregiver, you may have to assist or take a more hand-on-approach. Proper oral care is necessary to prevent eating difficulties, digestive problems and infections.   DAILY ORAL CARE… Read more »

Traveling with Dementia

(Alzheimer’s Association) If a person has Alzheimer’s or other dementia, it doesn’t mean he or she can no longer participate in meaningful activities such as travel; but it does require planning to ensure safety and enjoyment for everyone.   DECIDING TO TRAVEL Whether taking a short trip to see friends and family or traveling a… Read more »

How to Protect Elders From Frigid Winter Weather

  Anne-Marie Botek  Chilling temperatures and treacherous snow and ice can terrorize the elderly and their caregivers during the winter months. Here are a few things to keep in mind to help keep seniors safe during the frigid season approaches:   Hypothermia- Each year, half of Americans who die from hypothermia are at least 65… Read more »