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By Matt Rogers, 9:00 am on October 20, 2020

Affecting 26 million adults, including many seniors, kidney disease can often be managed through a combination of medication and diet. Foods rich in antioxidants that fend off cell-damaging irregular molecules should be at the heart of any diet for seniors with kidney disease. Here are a few suggestions. Red Bell…

By Matt Rogers, 9:00 am on October 6, 2020

Many people think Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are interchangeable terms, but even though these conditions are related, they’re not the same thing. Dementia is a brain disorder affecting communication and the ability to perform everyday activities, while Alzheimer’s disease is a specific form of dementia affecting the parts of the…

By Matt Rogers, 9:00 am on September 22, 2020

According to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, around 15 percent of seniors over 60 don’t get the recommended 2.4 daily micrograms of vitamin B12 from food sources, which is compounded by the body’s increased difficulty absorbing the vitamin with age. You already…

By Matt Rogers, 9:00 am on September 8, 2020

Many family members selflessly care for elderly loved ones on a daily basis. However, in time, caregivers can feel exhausted and stressed, which leads to becoming easily irritated, frustrated, impatient, and, ultimately, burned out. Here are five of the most common reasons for caregiver burnout. Knowing the causes may help…

By Matt Rogers, 9:00 am on August 18, 2020

Many seniors experience slip and fall accidents each year, which could lead to broken bones and other serious health issues. As people age, their bodies go through many physical changes that affect their mobility, vision, and mental abilities, which makes falling more likely. Here are some of the ways exercise…

By Matt Rogers, 9:00 am on August 4, 2020

A Harvard University study suggests adopting certain lifestyle behaviors may boost life expectancy by 12–14 years. These findings support similar research results when it comes to the connection between maintaining a generally healthy lifestyle and making aging easier during the later years of life. Below are five lifestyle habits you’ll…

By Matt Rogers, 9:00 am on July 21, 2020

The digestive system is responsible for breaking down food so the body can use it for the energy it needs to function well. However, the process of aging can affect this vital system, sometimes in ways that seriously impact daily quality of life. On a positive note, there are steps…

By Matt Rogers, 9:00 am on July 7, 2020

Many assisted living facilities make an effort to provide care in a way that’s supportive and safe, but this type of care doesn’t have to be permanent. If your senior loved one is still fairly independent and wishes to shift to at-home care, it can be a welcome and comforting…

By Matt Rogers, 9:00 am on June 16, 2020

A significant amount of senior stroke survivors will experience recurrent strokes, which is why they need to follow the recovery plans recommended by their medical providers. As a family caregiver, you can ensure your elderly loved one takes the steps necessary to increase blood circulation and boost quality of life…

By Matt Rogers, 9:00 am on June 2, 2020

Dementia is a broad term that encompasses conditions that affect cognitive abilities and other functions, and it’s often progressive in nature. This means you need to have a solid plan in place when caring for someone with a dementia-related condition. One way to do this is by keeping in mind…