Buy Critical Medications or Food – Too Many Seniors Have to Choose

Decisions in seniors’ days should include what they will wear, what they will eat for lunch or if they’d rather go to the park or the library — not whether to buy food or their blood pressure medication. Unfortunately, too many seniors take many medications to manage chronic diseases, which is called polypharmacy. The statistics … Read moreBuy Critical Medications or Food – Too Many Seniors Have to Choose

Water Water Everywhere – But Many Seniors Don’t Drink Enough for Health

Water is essential to our lives. Our bodies need to not only be refueled but also need to be hydrated. Getting older does not change the need we have for fluids to remain healthy. Unfortunately, getting older for many means drinking less fluid than our bodies need. Elders tend not to want to drink much … Read moreWater Water Everywhere – But Many Seniors Don’t Drink Enough for Health

Protect Seniors’ Skin from the Winter Weather – Or Repair if Too Late

As fast as the cold winds blow, winter has settled down upon all of us – and many of us it has hit hard. When winter arrived, for some earlier than the calendar marks the change, winter’s effects blow in also. Some people love the season for its blowing snowflakes, winter sports, holiday season and … Read moreProtect Seniors’ Skin from the Winter Weather – Or Repair if Too Late

Shingles: What Your Senior Loved Ones – and You – Need to Know

Shingles affects more than one million people each year in the United States, with an estimated healthcare cost over a half billion dollars annually. 1 in 3 people in the United States will develop shingles in their lifetime, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Shingles is a very painful condition caused … Read moreShingles: What Your Senior Loved Ones – and You – Need to Know

Disposing of Seniors’ Expired or Unneeded Medications Properly

Many seniors take numerous medications that their doctors prescribed over time. Some seniors have changing medical conditions, which may mean that their medications may be changed often as a result, even before the existing supply is exhausted. What that leaves is many expired or unneeded prescription drugs with no place to go but to clutter … Read moreDisposing of Seniors’ Expired or Unneeded Medications Properly

Blood Test Results and Their Meaning to Senior Health

Blood draws – not the most pleasant of thoughts for most of us but something we, and even more so our senior loved ones, have experienced at some point to see if we are healthy, if our medications are working properly and if we are eating right. After getting our blood tested, some of us … Read moreBlood Test Results and Their Meaning to Senior Health

8 Memory Improvement Tips for Seniors (and Their Family Caregivers)

Memory impairment with aging is a fact of life for many of us. Oftentimes we see it happening in our seniors, even though (admit it) it happens to us too. Researchers report that the brain function decline of aging can begin when we are only age 45 and that by age 80 normal people have lost … Read more8 Memory Improvement Tips for Seniors (and Their Family Caregivers)