February is American Heart Month: 5 Tips for a Healthier Heart

February 2018 is American Heart Month. An estimated 600,000 people die because of heart disease every year.In fact, heart disease is the number one cause of death for both women and men. During the month of February, people are asked to honor those they have lost to heart disease, and also to learn more about heart disease and how it can be prevented. Below are five tips to help your older adult relative to achieve better heart health.  #1 Keep an Eye ... Read more

Does My Elderly Father Need Walking Aides?

With age comes a range of illnesses and health issues that can affect how well elderly people can care for themselves. They may need help from people like family caregivers and senior care assistants to accomplish basic tasks. If they are no longer steady on their feet, it may be time for walking aides. If your elderly father seems to have some problems lately with mobility and balance, it may be time for a cane or a walker. The risk of ... Read more

How Can Elder Care Help Prevent Falls?

If you have an older adult family member, one of the things you may worry about is them falling. Falls are the number one cause of injuries that lead to death. But, there are many steps you can take to keep your loved one from suffering a fall. In fact, you don’t even have to do it alone because an elder care provider can also help with fall prevention. Here are some ways elder care can help. De-Clutter the HomeLiving in a ... Read more

Ways Experts Think You Can Reduce the Risk of Alzheimer’s When Your Parent Has the Disease

Watching a parent go through the stages of Alzheimer's is hard. It's also hard wondering if you'll end up with the disease too. Experts do think there are ways you can lower your risk. Taking these measures could help and don't take much effort. Here the recommended measures.Lose WeightIf you're overweight, many believe that increases your risk. Take strides to lose weight now. Don't look at your target weight. Start by taking your current weight and trying to lose 10 percent ... Read more

Three Easy Changes to Make to Help Your Dad Lose Weight in 2018

Your dad wants to lose weight this year. His doctor's said he is at risk of developing diabetes. His blood pressure is becoming too high. Losing weight in the best way to prevent health issues from developing. While he wants to lose weight, he's not sure where to start. Here are three easy changes he can make to lose weight in 2018. Create Menus Based on DASH Diet PrinciplesThe Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) Diet is a good way to change ... Read more