How to Spot the Signs of Senior Self-Neglect

Seniors Living Alone May Neglect Basic Needs As people age, certain routine daily tasks become more difficult to carry out. Basic activities like meal preparation, personal hygiene, and cleaning may require much more effort than they used to. For seniors living alone, these tasks may seem impossible to keep up with, especially if depression, medication side effects, […]

How to Recognize and Treat Aphasia in the Elderly

What is Aphasia? Have you noticed changes in the way your elderly loved one speaks or communicates? Perhaps he or she has trouble putting words together, remembering the names of things, or comprehending what you say. If so, the problem could be aphasia. Aphasia involves the inability to communicate normally due to a brain dysfunction […]

3 Reasons Seniors Need to Drink More Water

Dehydration Poses Serious Problems for the Elderly Water makes up about 50-60% of the human body. It is essential for blood flow, heart function, organ function, brain function, and waste removal. When people fail to drink enough water, they may experience muscle cramps, nausea, vomiting, heart palpitations, and lightheadedness. For elderly people, dehydration poses even […]

5 Must-Follow Tips for Senior Heart Health

Why Seniors Should Be Concerned About Heart Health Heart disease has become almost an accepted part of the aging process. As people age, the heart becomes less elastic and cannot respond as efficiently to changes in blood pressure. Artery walls thicken, blood pressure levels become dangerous, and the heart can no longer handle the increased […]

How to Treat Glaucoma in the Elderly

What People Over 60 Should Know About Glaucoma Glaucoma, a condition in which pressure inside the eye results in vision loss, can cause permanent damage to the optic nerve. The condition occurs at much higher rates in people over the age of 60 and can occur painlessly, meaning that sometimes a person’s field of vision narrows significantly […]

How Seniors With Overactive Bladder Can Reduce Risk of Falls

Overactive Bladder Is Associated With Higher Fall Risk in Seniors As people age, they often experience a decreased ability to control bladder function. While loss of bladder control can be embarrassing, there are other more serious health risks associated with it as well. A recent study conducted among Medicare patients found that those diagnosed with […]