Posted: 9/15/2016 1:17 PM by
As we age we lose bone mass, which could lead to osteoporosis without any noticeable symptoms. In fact, many seniors do not realize they have osteoporosis until they fall and break a bone.
Posted: 9/13/2016 3:41 PM by
A heart attack can be one of those things that as an adult child you think will never happen to your loved one. As a family caregiver, however, it is important to understand the risk of this type of urgent medical situation occurring in your elder care journey with your senior and to be prepared for how you are going to handle not just the attack as it is happening, but the care that you offer ...
Posted: 9/13/2016 3:40 PM by
If your elderly loved one finishes a meal within a few minutes after sitting down to eat, it's possible that she's eating much too quickly. Some of the signs that this is the case can also include indigestion and a difficulty maintaining her weight. If you can help her to slow down a little bit while she eats, she will reap quite a few benefits.
Posted: 9/13/2016 3:39 PM by
Your body weight is controlled by the number of calories you eat and the number of calories you use each day. So, to lose weight you need to take in fewer calories than you use. You can do this by becoming more physically active or by eating less. Following a weight-loss program that helps you to become more physically active and decrease the amount of calories that you eat is most likely to le...
Posted: 9/13/2016 3:38 PM by
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can take a toll on the person caring for a loved one with this condition. The primary goal of the caregiver is to help the senior live as independently as possible, while receiving in-home care for the tasks that are no longer a possibility for them.
Posted: 9/1/2016 1:12 PM by
How long do you want to live? What if science created a treatment that could help you live longer and healthier? It's not science-fiction, and it may be available sooner than you think.
Researchers at the Mayo Clinic, the Scripps Institute, and other institutions have created a new class of drugs to slow the aging process in mice. These drugs, known as senolytics, not only added lifespan, bu...