Critical Issues for Seniors Dealing With Divorce

Considerations For Divorced Seniors

Divorce Rates Rising Among Seniors Divorce rates among seniors have taken a sharp upturn in the last 25 years. Reasons for the rise in senior divorce rates may include a greater emphasis on the individual in recent years, encouraging people to seek out happiness wherever they might find it. In addition, women have become more independent, […]

How To Protect Dementia Patients During Hospital Stays

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Hospitals and Dementia – What You Need To Know If you have an aging parent or other loved one with dementia there are a few things you really need to know about hospitals and dementia. Mom went into the hospital with what I would call mild dementia. She was still pretty self sufficient and lived […]

How a Gluten-Free Diet Can Improve Seniors’ Quality of Life

Gluten-Free Diets for Elderly

Gluten-Free Diets Help Treat Celiac Patients Gluten-free diets have taken the nutrition world by storm. Browse any supermarket and you’ll find a wide array of gluten-free products and diet options. But amidst all the trendiness of going gluten-free, there is a serious health concern that affects many Americans. It’s known as celiac disease. Among the […]

Blood Pressure: How Good is “Good Enough?”

Healthy Blood Pressure

New Study Offers Different Perspective on Blood Pressure for Older Adults Prevailing medical thought has generally agreed that systolic blood pressure–usually the first number in a blood pressure reading, and the higher of the two–should be kept under 140. High blood pressure raises significant concern as blood vessels weaken, and it is often a precursor […]

How to Put Tech to Work for Senior Safety

Senior Home Technology

New Sensors and Alerts Improve Monitoring Ability It’s not hard to let our imaginations run wild and picture a world in which seniors are served, protected, and cared for by machines instead of people. In Japan, research on robot service is proceeding full steam ahead, and when you think about it, we already depend on […]

How to Gauge a Senior’s Driving Ability

Senior Driving Safety

How Can You Tell Whether Your Elderly Parent Should Stop Driving? The danger of putting off the dreaded “car keys” conversation with an elderly parent is clear. However, it is also harmful to deprive a senior of a big part of his freedom before it is necessary. Just because a senior has reached a certain […]