Breast Cancer Awareness for Seniors

What Senior Women Need to Know About Breast Cancer Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers women face. The two biggest risk factors for this type of cancer are being female and getting older. Senior women need to be aware of this disease. Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, start the [...]

By |2022-09-30T17:36:10-07:00September 30th, 2022|

5 Ways Pharmacists Can Help Your Aging Adult

Pharmacists play a role as part of an interdisciplinary healthcare team for older adults. Their role is critical in improving the patient’s care and life. For older adults, it can be helpful to develop a relationship with a pharmacist and use the same pharmacist regularly. As pharmacists learn about an individual’s unique needs and [...]

By |2022-08-31T09:31:09-07:00August 31st, 2022|

Stroke and the Elderly – Stroke Awareness

What are the warning signs? Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States suffers a stroke. One of every 18 deaths can be attributed to stroke, while many more lose their mobility, memory,speech or sight. With the actual number of stroke deaths having declined 13.5 percent over the last decade, the question of how [...]

By |2022-07-30T12:47:10-07:00July 30th, 2022|

How to Help Homebound Seniors Stay Active

Tips for Helping Homebound Seniors Stay Active Seniors who are homebound face extra challenges. Loneliness, lack of physical activity, and more can become problems. Help seniors stay active. Being homebound as a senior can increase risk of loneliness, stress, lack of physical activity, and more. It’s important for seniors’ health to stay active [...]

By |2022-06-29T14:33:12-07:00June 29th, 2022|

Alzheimer’s or Dementia

Alzheimer’s and dementia are often confused and used interchangeably, but they are different. Dementia is an umbrella term that refers to a list of different symptoms, one of those being brain and memory function. There are diseases other than Alzheimer’s which can cause dementia. When an individual is diagnosed with dementia, they are being [...]

By |2022-05-31T10:49:51-07:00May 31st, 2022|

Exercises that are Safe for Seniors

Easy Ways for Seniors to Exercise Only about 28%-34% of people aged 65-74 are physically active. Exercise is essential for good health, but it can be risky if not performed properly. Use these exercises to encourage seniors to stay healthy. Without physical activity, seniors are at greater risk of health problems like heart disease. [...]

By |2022-04-29T15:57:59-07:00April 29th, 2022|

Protect Seniors’ Dental Health

APRIL IS ORAL CANCER AWARENESS MONTH Dental care is about more than cosmetics. Dental health affects overall health.  As a result, it’s important for seniors to take care of their oral health. Oftentimes seniors think that dental care is no longer necessary, especially if they are using dentures. However, dental health is important to [...]

By |2022-03-29T14:20:50-07:00March 29th, 2022|

Helping Seniors Create an Emergency Contact Plan

In case of an emergency, especially an evacuation, it’s essential for seniors and their loved ones to have a communication plan. According to FEMA, the most common reasons for evacuation are fires and floods. It’s important for seniors to know who to contact in case of disaster. A senior’s loved ones need to [...]

By |2022-02-28T11:03:52-07:00February 28th, 2022|

Heart Health for Seniors

Protect Senior Heart Health During American Heart Month Since heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, especially among seniors, it is important for caregivers to know the facts. 17.3 million deaths each year are caused by heart disease. Seniors are especially prone to cardiovascular complications. Learn about heart health [...]

By |2022-01-31T13:25:09-07:00January 31st, 2022|

5 New Year’s Resolutions for the Caregiver

Before the ball drops in Times Square, promise yourself this year will be the year you become your own best caregiver. Resolve to do what thousands of others need to do – make time for yourself, because in so doing, you make your time with others better and more valuable.  Here are some ideas to [...]

By |2021-12-30T13:08:50-07:00December 30th, 2021|
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