Signs of a stroke

  Every year, approximately 800,000 people experience a new or recurrent stroke. In fact, it’s the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. Even so, many people don’t know very much about this acute medical condition. I realized that I was one of “those people” when my dad recently had a stroke. So, I…

Aging in Place

Maya Angelou wrote, “The ache for home lives in all of us. The safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.” Whether you call it aging in place, independent living, or non-assisted living, most of us feel that ache for home and want to live in our own homes as…

Hospice Care

Hospice care is a type of medical care designed to provide palliative care for terminally ill patients during the last six months of life. This type of care is reserved for patients who are no longer receiving curative treatment. Palliative medical care is an important part of hospice care. This means making sure the patient…

Smartwatch Seniors

The smartwatch has officially taken over the wearable technology market, and the Apple Watch is by far the most popular. While you might think smartwatches are only for the tech-savvy younger generation, the Apple Watch has many built-in features and downloadable apps that are perfect for seniors. Fall Detection Apple introduced fall detection with their…

Senior woman holding digital glucometer and pastry at home. Diabetes diet

Over 100 million Americans have diabetes or prediabetes. This is about 9.4 percent of the total population, but in the senior population, that percentage jumps to 25%. This means that one in four people over 65 is living with diabetes. The rate of new diagnoses is also steadily climbing, and type II diabetes, sometimes called…

Benefits of indoor plants senior

Does the thought of a house full of indoor plants make you nostalgic for the 1970’s? Spider plants in macramé plant holders! Boston ferns in front of every window! While house plants have never really gone out of style, they are experiencing something of a comeback these days. They’re an easy way to get a…

Caucasian man with finger ache. Arthritis, wrist pain

Arthritis plagues so many of us; over 40% of people over 70 have osteoarthritis, the most common type of arthritis. It’s not curable, and the most common treatment is nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) like aspirin and ibuprofen. But because overuse of NSAIDs can cause kidney problems, many arthritis sufferers seek alternative therapies. Natural supplements like…

Aging in place at home

When we start thinking about senior living options, either for ourselves or for our loved ones, one thing we look for is the “comforts of home.” But what if seniors can keep those comforts by staying in their homes, safely and comfortably, as they age … instead of uprooting and moving to a retirement home?…

How to Get Your Best Sleep in Your Senior Years

  Your sleep is important throughout your entire life, but it becomes even more vital as you age and enter your senior years. Both your mental and physical health depend on your sleep quality. If you consistently skip out on your sleep, you’ll feel multiple aspects of your life suffer. The effects of sleep deprivation…

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