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  • 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.

    Caring for the Elderly: Medication Tips

    Caring for the Elderly: Medication Tips

    by Christine Mulberry11

  • 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?

    How Taste and Smell Change Due to Aging

    How Taste and Smell Change Due to Aging

    by Audrey Hunt116

  • "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!

    The Right Height for Your Household Items

    The Right Height for Your Household Items

    by Allie Brito0

  • 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.

    40 Older People Quotes About Their Inner Strengths

    40 Older People Quotes About Their Inner Strengths

    by Dora Weithers50

  • 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,

    Cognitive Reserve: How to Build It Up

    Cognitive Reserve: How to Build It Up

    by Dr Pran Rangan2

  • 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.

    Help With Depression and Anxiety in the Elderly

    Help With Depression and Anxiety in the Elderly

    by Mazlan32

  • 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.

    How to Prevent Falls at Home

    How to Prevent Falls at Home

    by Christine Mulberry3

  • Mental decline is quite common among seniors. But it is possible to maintain a sharp mind as you age. Read about the 10 ways you can improve your memory and keep your brain healthy as you age.

    How to Improve Your Memory as You Age

    How to Improve Your Memory as You Age

    by Chin chin3

  • 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.

    Confronting the Reality of Aging

    Confronting the Reality of Aging

    by Burgeon1

  • 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.

    How to Choose the Right Mobility Aids

    How to Choose the Right Mobility Aids

    by Allie Brito2

  • 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.

    Top Winter Safety Tips for Aging Adults

    Top Winter Safety Tips for Aging Adults

    by Allie Brito4

  • 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.

    5 Things Your Joints Need to Age Healthily

    5 Things Your Joints Need to Age Healthily

    by Chris Harper1

  • 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.

    6 Reasons to Remain Plump in Old Age

    6 Reasons to Remain Plump in Old Age

    by just helen4

  • These are my top-five tips to reduce the need to visit the bathroom during the night. I've also included information on how to improve bladder control with exercise and information videos.

    5 Tips to Reduce Nighttime Bathroom Visits

    5 Tips to Reduce Nighttime Bathroom Visits

    by DreamerMeg32

  • 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.

    Quick and Easy Tests for Alzheimer's Disease

    Quick and Easy Tests for Alzheimer's Disease

    by Virginia Kearney11

  • 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.

    How Do I Know If My Mom or Dad Has Dementia?

    How Do I Know If My Mom or Dad Has Dementia?

    by Virginia Kearney18

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