Fight Dementia with a Heart & Brain Healthy Diet for Seniors & Caregivers

It is Heart Month and a great time to begin making changes to improve our heart health. As we do, it’s important to consider the link between heart health and brain health. Maintaining good blood flow to the brain has been linked with delaying the onset of — and even preventing –cognitive impairment, including dementia. Who wouldn’t want … Read more

Denture Care Tips for Family Caregivers – A Key to Senior Health

Family caregivers of senior adults can find themselves tackling situations that are foreign to them on a daily basis. One caregiving task that might be unique for you as a caregiver of an elder family member is caring for their dentures. Yes, someone else’s teeth! “No way,” you say? Dentures require special care to keep them clean, … Read more

Myths of Aging Holding Seniors Back? Don’t Let Preconceptions Limit Them

There are many myths of aging — beliefs that, while widely held, are not true. Many people have preconceived notions about how we should or shouldn’t be aging and how our bodies should reflect our aging. Multiple media messages that tell us to do this activity to avoid aging or take this pill to stop the signs … Read more

Stop Arthritis From Limiting Seniors’ Activities & Robbing Independence

Arthritis is a constant source of pain for millions of our senior loved ones, with impacts to their lives going beyond the pain. Seniors’ arthritis can result in self-limiting actions, causing them to stop doing the things they love doing. It can even interfere with or take away their independence. Did you know that arthritis is … Read more

Measles Outbreak: Should Seniors and Family Caregivers Be Worried?

The recent outbreak of measles has sparked debate about immunizations for children, leaving family caregivers to wonder how it will affect their senior loved ones (and themselves). Did you know that older adults got the measles at Disneyland? As of this writing, 121 people were affected in that outbreak, including people up to age 70. Most of … Read more