Building Stronger Bones and Muscles with Aging

Healthy bones, muscles, and joints are important at every age, but especially so for seniors. Broken bones can take longer to heal and increase risk of complications as you age. In addition, weak muscles and stiff joints can lead to inactivity, which only makes these issues worse. It can be a vicious cycle. Staying active … Continue reading Building Stronger Bones and Muscles with Aging

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Reducing the Risk of Falls for Seniors

With aging, it’s not unusual for balance and coordination to begin to decline. Everything from medications or poor eyesight to decreased strength or physical challenges can increase the risk of falling. Your loved one may have gone up the same stairs dozens of times, but today they tripped and fell. Falls can be dangerous for … Continue reading Reducing the Risk of Falls for Seniors

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Helping Loved Ones with Dementia Feel More Included

Dementia can be a difficult diagnosis to cope with. Seniors may have really good days where they’re alert and present, and then some days where they’re more confused and disconnected. As a family member, there are plenty of ways that you can help to keep them engaged. Over time, your loved one may struggle to … Continue reading Helping Loved Ones with Dementia Feel More Included

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Transitioning Home from the Hospital

Having a loved one in the hospital can be stressful, so when they are cleared for discharge home, it can be a relief. Many people find it more comforting and healing to recover in their own home instead of the hospital. However, going home can come with its share of challenges as well. You want … Continue reading Transitioning Home from the Hospital

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Take Steps to Prevent Heat Stroke in Seniors this Summer

Temperatures are heating up as summer is in full swing. While many families are out enjoying the warmth and sun attending picnics and barbecues or going to the beach, it is important to pay attention to older family members and their health. They can certainly participate in these activities, but keeping cool should be a … Continue reading Take Steps to Prevent Heat Stroke in Seniors this Summer

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