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.
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.
Problems maintaining sufficient and proper nutrition can become a problem for many elderly individuals. Here are some tips to help keep them healthy.
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
Before you become annoyed by the habit of humming in the elderly, find out why they hum and how it benefits them. Your tolerance level may increase, and you may gain a new appreciation for humming.
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.
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.
"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!
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.
Despite physical decline which signals aging, some older people maintain their inner strengths. The following 40 quotes are subdivided into four areas in which happy older people remain strong.
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.
Fall prevention starts with education. Educating oneself and any loved ones who you feel may be at risk of falling, especially in their own homes. Here are some good starting points.
A frank discussion written by a 73-year-old woman about the realities of aging and why it is reasonable for people to fear them..
As we age, we lose our taste and smell for food. Why does this happen? All about your taste buds and how they impact taste. Things you never knew about your nose. Do young adults lose taste and smell?
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.
Worried about keeping your memory sharp? Here are 13 research-proven steps for delaying the onset of demensia.
Whatever your needs, there are probably ingenious gadgets, independence aids and devices that ease some of the limitations that arise as we age.
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.