America’s Health Rankings: Senior Report — How’s Your State Rank?

We have heard in the past that where we live can influence our health and the health of our senior loved ones. It is possible to track where you lived throughout your life and how it might have impacted your overall health. Since 1990 a report has been produced by United Health Foundation called America’s … Read moreAmerica’s Health Rankings: Senior Report — How’s Your State Rank?

Spouses Who Are Caregivers – Identifying and Avoiding Stress

Family caregivers usually are fulfilled by their choice in life to provide much needed care for a loved one who needs that care. Often we begin caring for our children and then seem to naturally progress to our parents, grandparents or in-laws who may have entered a phase where some level of care from others … Read moreSpouses Who Are Caregivers – Identifying and Avoiding Stress

Multiple Chronic Diseases in Seniors: Impacts and Tips to Avert Them

Multiple chronic conditions are increasingly becoming a top health challenge for our senior loved ones. As the population ages and we live longer, we are more likely to be diagnosed with a chronic disease, if not multiple diseases. Because the treatment for all chronic diseases in the US (perhaps not as quickly globally) has improved … Read moreMultiple Chronic Diseases in Seniors: Impacts and Tips to Avert Them

Traumatic Brain Injury in Seniors on the Rise – But We Can Slow It Down

Emergency rooms across the country have reported an alarming rise in the number of traumatic brain injuries treated in recent years, according to a new report. We are hearing more and more about concussions changing the lives of those participating in team sports but the numbers reported in this prevalence study showed that the largest … Read moreTraumatic Brain Injury in Seniors on the Rise – But We Can Slow It Down

Changing Perception of Seniors by Future Caregivers – Power of a Picture

Let’s face it, we are all aging. Many of us are caring for aging family members as well, loved ones who appear to age in front of our eyes. We know their worth to us — priceless. Americans have not always looked upon aging as they do today. Older people were not the ideal. Wrinkles … Read moreChanging Perception of Seniors by Future Caregivers – Power of a Picture

Today’s Cars Can Enable Many Seniors to Drive Safely Longer Than Older Cars

Remember when TV was only black and white? When you had to get up to change the channel? How about when the computer was a huge piece of equipment that had to sit on a desk and took forever to connect to the world wide web – and forever to do anything when you connected? … Read moreToday’s Cars Can Enable Many Seniors to Drive Safely Longer Than Older Cars

Emergency Preparedness for Aging in Place Seniors with Chronic Disease

Storms, wildfires, earthquakes, hazardous chemical spills and more can force us to take action quickly. Tough for everyone, sure, but a potential life-threatening hardship for many of our senior loved ones. It’s not uncommon for seniors to have chronic and debilitating diseases that could make it difficult for them during an emergency. Many older adults … Read moreEmergency Preparedness for Aging in Place Seniors with Chronic Disease

Here’s to Our Bones & Their Health: National Osteoporosis Month

Why should we think about our bones? After all, what makes them so important? Well, they do hold us up, after all! It seems learning about problems with bone health is gaining in popularity, especially in our aging loved ones. So much so that May has been designated Osteoporosis Month in order to spread the … Read moreHere’s to Our Bones & Their Health: National Osteoporosis Month

Therapy Gardens Can Help Seniors Stay Younger Physically & Mentally

Seniors working in their garden

Aging bodies often struggle with even basic movement as an everyday fact of life. Add a debilitating stroke or chronic disease to the wear and tear our bones and supporting tissues have taken over the years and we can easily see why getting around isn’t as easy as it used to be — and why … Read moreTherapy Gardens Can Help Seniors Stay Younger Physically & Mentally