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By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on October 26, 2018

Many seniors use drugs to control chronic health conditions or treat acute disorders. A 2009 study done by Statistics Canada found that 97 percent of Canadians in healthcare institutions and 75 percent of seniors in private households were taking medications to treat one or more health conditions. Drug interactions, reactions,…

By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on October 12, 2018

The fall months don’t have to be boring for older adults. As long as seniors are dressed accordingly and make safety a priority, they can continue to take field trips during this time of year. Here are a few fall field trips your aging parent may enjoy. Heading to the…

By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on September 28, 2018

The emotional, mental, and physical demands of being a caregiver requires that individuals remain as fit as possible. Caregivers must try to get 120 minutes or more of physical activity each week. To remain healthy, give the following exercises a try. 1. Working Out to Exercise Videos Instructional videos enable…

By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on September 14, 2018

Heart disease affects many seniors, but it isn’t inevitable. By making healthy lifestyle choices, older adults can build their endurance and boost their overall health. Here are a few ways to reduce the risk of developing heart disease in the senior years. Eat a Healthy Diet Eating nutritious meals can…

By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on August 31, 2018

A senior’s emotional wellbeing can significantly impact his or her quality of life. Staying upbeat and mentally healthy can help older adults stave off isolation and age-related issues such as anxiety and depression. Here are a few ways you can enhance your senior loved one’s emotional health. Get a Pet…

By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on August 17, 2018

When caregivers do too much for too long, they often experience burnout, a state of exhaustion that can manifest in a myriad of ways. Caregivers may feel physically, emotionally, or mentally worn out and unable to manage their daily duties. Take a look at some of the most common signs…

By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on July 27, 2018

Eating nutritious foods is one of the best ways to stay healthy in the golden years because it can keep seniors energized and lower their chances of developing a chronic health condition like diabetes. Take a look at some of the healthiest foods for older adults. 1. Sardines Eating sardines…

By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on July 13, 2018

Many people believe Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are interchangeable terms, but this isn’t true. An individual who has dementia doesn’t necessarily have Alzheimer’s as well, which is why seniors and their caregivers should spend some time researching these two medical terms. Here is a closer look at some of the…

By Domenic Maccarone, 9:00 am on June 29, 2018

There are many foods that appeal to seniors, but not all foods are good for their health. An unhealthy snack, side dish, or entrée could put your aging loved one’s health in jeopardy and lead to serious conditions such as diabetes. Here are some foods that can increase a senior’s…