Invisible

By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on November 25, 2020

Cancer is one of the leading health concerns for seniors today. Each year, 12.7 million people discover they have cancer. But evidence shows up to a third of these cases can be prevented. One of the most common cancers is lung cancer. Luckily, it’s also one of the most preventable….

By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on November 11, 2020

Everyone wants to believe his or her elderly loved one is enjoying a stress-free retirement. However, stressful life events commonly occur throughout the senior years, and it’s important to recognize these warning signs that stress is affecting your loved one’s wellbeing. 1. A New Health Condition Too much stress can…

By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on October 28, 2020

Preparations for any type of surgery that isn’t immediately necessary, as is often the case with knee surgery that doesn’t involve a serious injury, should start as soon as the date for the procedure has been set. There are also steps you can take to provide your senior loved one…

By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on October 14, 2020

Despite the common stereotype that happiness decreases with age, seniors aren’t inherently cranky. In fact, Scientific American reports aging can actually increase happiness. At the same time, seniors are at greater risk for developing depression than any other age group due to a combination of loneliness and significant life changes…

By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on September 30, 2020

Healthcare professionals sometimes skimp on the education they give to seniors about medications, thinking the information won’t be remembered or understood. However, there are many reasons seniors are at higher risk for medication complications than other segments of the population. Learn why this type of education is so important. Polypharmacy…

By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on September 16, 2020

Researchers around the world have discovered the benefits seniors with dementia can obtain by playing certain games. The focus, concentration, and motor skills exercised during these games reinforce and build new neural pathways. Games also bring memories to the surface while encouraging social interaction between dementia caregivers and the senior…

By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on August 26, 2020

Maintaining muscle strength can prevent injuries, and it allows seniors to continue living active lifestyles. Though your senior loved one may not be able to exercise vigorously anymore, there are still ways to keep his or her legs strong. Encourage your loved one to use these six methods to continue…

By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on August 12, 2020

If you have a friend or someone else in your life who’s a family caregiver, it’s safe to assume you have the best of intentions whenever you have a chance to talk. Still, there may be times when your well-intended comments could come off in an entirely unintended way. Avoid…

By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on July 29, 2020

The flu and pneumonia affect people of all ages, but these illnesses pose an increased risk of serious complications for seniors who have underlying medical conditions. Taking steps to prevent the flu and pneumonia is the simplest way to avoid the potential for dangerous complications. Get Vaccinated Vaccinations protect seniors…

By Jennifer Satery, 9:00 am on July 15, 2020

A 2012 study determined one out of five older adults in the United States has some type of mental health condition. Many seniors respond well to personalized treatment for such issues, but some are hesitant to bring up concerns of this nature. Below are eight crucial things about mental health…