How the DASH Diet May Lower Depression Risk, Too

Each year, about 610,000 people in the United States die from a heart-related condition. In fact, heart disease is the number one cause of death for both men and women.One of the things that doctors often suggest to help people reduce their risk of heart disease is following the DASH diet. Now, research also suggests that adhering to the DASH diet might also lower the risk for depression, which is important since seniors are at an increased risk of developing the ... Read more

How to Prepare for Hip Replacement Surgery

More than 310,000 hip replacement surgeries take place in a year.The surgery involves cutting away the damaged pieces of a hip joint and replacing them with prosthetic pieces. The purpose of the surgery is to relieve pain, allow the person to move better, and improve the function of the joint. Most people who have hip replacement surgery are in the hospital between one and four days. Afterward, it takes three to six months to completely recover.  To ensure a more successful ... Read more

5 Impactful Life Transitions for Aging Adults

While change is a part of life no matter how old you are, there are many significant life transitions for elderly adults. These life transitions have a profound effect on an elderly loved one’s daily life. When aging adults don’t have support during these life transitions, they can develop significant physical and mental health issues. Family caregivers have the responsibility to Below are a few changes and their potential effects on the older population.  1. RetirementFor many people, retirement is something to ... Read more

What Do You Know About White Matter Disease?

Have you heard of white matter disease? It's an age-related disorder in which the nerves that connect areas of the brain and connect the brain to the spinal cord deteriorate. There is no cure, and it's seen most in the elderly.  White matter disease gets its name because the deterioration affects the type of brain tissue known as white matter.It's the brain tissue that helps you walk, think, and maintain balance. The white matter helps you solve problems and memorize or learn ... Read more

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

Should You Be Seeking out Support Groups?

You may think that there's just too much going on in your life for you to take time out to go to a support group meeting. But what could you be missing out on if you don't make the time to go?   -You're Getting Away for a Little WhileMost people would list this later on the list, but if you're not getting a change of scenery very often, this could well be the top selling point for you. You absolutely need to ... Read more
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