Nursing Home Signs You May Not Be Noticing

As the population ages, more family members find themselves taking care of elderly parents, grandparents or other loved ones. It can be difficult to care for loved ones while working, caring for your children, and keeping up with social commitments. You will likely arrive at a crossroads where you’re forced to ask “when is it … Read more

Shining the Spotlight on Surging Elderly Mental Illness

Elderly mental health is extremely important to a senior’s overall well-being. Unfortunately, many of today’s seniors are struggling to get adequate help and support. Physicians, caregivers, and family members should have concern for geriatric mental health issues Mental illness in the elderly often gets confused with symptoms of aging. But, there are important differences that can signal … Read more

White Hair Turning Yellow – Why it Happens and What You Can Do

A common question people ask is “Why does white hair turn yellow?” Graying hair is typical as people age, but white hairs that yellow are less familiar. It’s also not exactly natural – but thankfully, it is avoidable. However, some environmental factors make prevention more difficult, and it’s important to know what you can and can’t … Read more

Greatest Life Expectancy Around the World

For humans, the worldwide average for life expectancy at birth is 71.4 years old. But depending on your country of birth, that number can increase. Residents of island countries and countries near the coast tend to live longer than residents of landlocked locales. Japan, Italy, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Monaco all have a life expectancy … Read more

Learning the Importance and Benefits of Senior Organizations

AARP is a reputable non-profit organization that began operating in 1958. The AARP strives to enhance and support the lives of today’s 50-plus population. AARP has also been an advocate for positive social change. But “positive social change” doesn’t mean the same thing for everyone. With nearly 38 million members and an active presence in the … Read more

How To Puree Food That Seniors Will Love

There comes a time when a senior may need to have pureed food as their main diet. If that’s the case for your senior, it’s important to know how to puree food properly. This will help him get the best nutrition and calories he needs every day. The texture and taste of foods can make … Read more

Recipes for the Elderly: How to Easily Make Great Meals

People’s nutritional needs change as they get older. Their tastes also change, and it can be difficult for some people to taste or smell their food. Meals for elderly should take an individual’s specific needs under consideration without sacrificing flavor. It might seem like a tall order, but it’s possible to provide ample nutrition to … Read more

Seniors Can Now Lower the Potential of Identity Theft with MySSA

Signing up for MySSA and using it regularly can now help reduce identity theft risks that have plagued senior citizens for years.  Metlife Mature Market Institute estimates that senior citizens lose a minimum of $2.9 billion a year to identity thieves. There are several ways a criminal can steal someone’s identity, and elders were particularly susceptible … Read more

Palliative Care vs. Hospice Care: What is Right for You?

When facing end-of-life issues, understanding the benefits of palliative care vs. hospice care can provide a great deal of peace to those in difficult times. Also known as “end of life” care or “comfort” care, these treatments both seek to provide excellent quality of life to the seriously ill. However, there are several differences between … Read more

How Does Low Acid Coffee Help Seniors With Digestive Disorders?

Seniors are prone to many different digestive disorders, but even in spite of these disorders, are probably reluctant to give up their daily caffeine habit. Thankfully, there’s a solution which will allow seniors to retain their coffee habit and its proven benefits while avoiding the downsides: low acid coffee. Reduced acid coffee or acid-free coffee is a modern … Read more

What Does a Loss of Appetite in the Elderly Mean?

Getting older means needing fewer calories than younger adults. But it doesn’t mean that a person should stop eating entirely. Elderly adults have specific nutritional needs. Staying healthy as an older person means ensuring those needs are met. There are some reasons why an older person might lose his or her appetite. Finding the cause … Read more

Important Gardening Safety Tips for Seniors

Gardening is an activity that many seniors enjoy which has multiple benefits. In addition to the general satisfaction of watching your plants grow and flourish, gardening is also a good form of exercise and can be a morale booster as well. However, as safe as gardening may seem, there are many precautions that seniors need … Read more

Sundowning Can Be Frightening – What Can You Do About It?

For caregivers, caring for someone who is suffering from Sundowners Syndrome can be extremely challenging. Because there is still a mystique surrounding the condition, there’s no surefire way to treat it. Understanding possible causes and determining triggers can go a long way towards alleviating some of the symptoms. It is especially important for caregivers to … Read more

Moving Elderly Parents and What it Entails

There comes a time in many people’s lives when they are no longer able to live safely at home. Unfortunately, they may not realize when this time comes. It may fall upon their children to suggest a move to an assisted living facility or nursing home. If you are concerned about what to do with aging parents, … Read more