Loneliness Plagues Elderly Adults, Study Shows

In a recent study published in the prestigious journal, International Psychogeriatrics, the data revealed that more people suffer from severe loneliness at three peak periods in their lives. The study showed that people reported the most loneliness in their late 20s, their late 50s, and their late 80s. Any family caregiver with an aging adult that is in their late 80s should pay attention to any signs that their loved one is experiencing chronic loneliness, then take steps to fix that.     How ... 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 Weight If 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

What’s the Best Way to Manage Emphysema in the Summer? 

If your parent suffers from emphysema, they may be dreading the warmer months of summer. That’s because the warmer temperatures can make breathing more difficult. When the weather is warm, the body needs more oxygen to regulate body temperature. The warm summer air causes airways in the lungs to constrict, and that makes it harder for air to pass through, worsening the symptoms of emphysema. Luckily, there are many things you and your parent’s senior care provider can do to help ... Read more