Caregivers often use room monitors to make sure they have the situation under control when doing some house chores in another room. I review several room monitors and discuss their various features.
Depression is just one geriatric problem facing seniors and in older adults can be mistaken as a sign of aging. Learn how to detect symptoms of depression to help and care these elderly people.
A discussion about the changes that can occur as people age that they may have never considered—some of which they can change before they become problems.
Worried your loved one might be showing early signs of dementia? What's the difference between normal forgetfulness and dementia? Symptoms, possible causes, and what you can do to help.
Falling accidents increase with age since the elderly are susceptible to stumbling more often. Trips are alarming when impact causes very serious trauma such as a broken hip.
Cognitive decline is among the normal processes of aging, which simply means that the brain doesn't work as well as it used to. Cognitive decline, which can lead to dementia or other brain diseases,
Older people tend to produce fewer tears to remove bacteria and viruses from the surface of their eyes. Dry eyes and an increased risk of conjunctivitis may result.
If you are worried, as a senior citizen, about your weight, don't! A certain amount of extra weight as we enter our later years can have its benefits.
Leg swelling, or edema, is a common manifestation among the elderly. In most instances, such swellings are harmless.
While many of us enjoy the comfortable temperatures of fall, there is no stopping the inevitable arrival of winter. Winter's snow and ice can pose dangerous fall risks for older populations.
Worried about keeping your memory sharp? Here are 13 research-proven steps for delaying the onset of demensia.
Are you wondering whether someone you love has dementia? Or are you worried that perhaps you might be at risk? Try these simple at-home tests to see if you may need to consult a doctor.
Osteoporosis affects millions of people and it can be severely debilitating. However, many people have dangerous misconceptions about this condition that need to be cleared up.
For aging adults, the realization that extra assistance with mobility may be needed can be scary. Here are some tips to help you choose the right mobility aids for you or a loved one.
According to the CDC, nearly 1 in 4 Americans has been diagnosed with a joint disorder. Cartilage and connective tissues wear down with age, making joint problems worse. To protect your joints as you age, it’s important to understand what your joints are and how they work. These strategies can help.
Falls are one of the biggest risks to the health and well-being of seniors who live independently. Find out how to cut the risk.
"Aging in place" has become a more commonly used phrase, as more seniors choose to live in their own homes for longer. Here is a height guide to help your elderly loved ones stay safe in their homes!
Problems maintaining sufficient and proper nutrition can become a problem for many elderly individuals. Here are some tips to help keep them healthy.
Complying with the doctor's orders related to medications is critical for many elderly people. But if you take numerous pills each day, it can become difficult and confusing. Here are some tips to help.
Our awareness of health tends to increase with age. Aging is inevitable, but by making proper lifestyle choices, many of the effects of aging can be reduced or mitigated.
Whatever your needs, there are probably ingenious gadgets, independence aids and devices that ease some of the limitations that arise as we age.
A list of 16 things that change as you reach your thirties: less partying, more staying in, more and more marriages, and children with less insecurity.
Research suggests a relationship between being able to smell and the development of Alzheimer’s disease. Learn about the peanut butter test and how it can assist dementia diagnosis.