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 […]

How to Navigate Medicare Enrollment

Medicare Open Enrollment

Senior Medicare Plans Deserve Close Attention As if the months leading into the busy holiday season weren’t hectic enough, there’s another item to add to the family’s agenda: open enrollment for Medicare. If you care for a senior family member who receives Medicare benefits, you probably can’t afford to let this important time period go […]

How to Choose the Right Pet for Your Elderly Loved One

Pets for Elderly

Pets Can be Great for Seniors if Chosen Carefully A few years ago, not many people had heard the phrase “therapy dog,” but today animals are used in many different contexts for emotional support. Of course, we have always known that pets bring a lot of happiness, comfort, and fun into the home, but recently […]