Seniors With Hip Fractures: Road To Recovery

Hip fractures are far more common in the elderly than in any other age group. Older people are more likely to fall, and more likely to break a hip when

High Blood Pressure Affecting Seniors: What, Why, How

High blood pressure is quite common among seniors, but that doesn’t mean it should be ignored or accepted as a natural part of aging. No matter what the age of

Heat Stroke Avoidance for Seniors

It’s summer! That means fun, sun, and possibly…heat stroke. For the elderly, especially those with underlying health issues, intense heat and humidity can be a dangerous situation. As we age,

Dental Problems in Seniors

By the time we reach our golden years our teeth have had a lifetime of use, so it is only natural for them to show a bit of age. But

Bruising Resulting From Bumps and Falls: Steps To Avoid Them

Bruises, especially large ones, can look a bit alarming. They occur when tiny blood vessels under the surface of our skin break and leak small amounts of blood. Bruises usually

Bedsores and Wounds: Where Do They Come From and Steps For Care

Bedsores, or pressure ulcers, are caused by pressure created from being in the same position for extended periods of time. They are therefore most common in people who are confined

Sundowner’s Syndrome: What Is It and What To Do

Sundowning is a phenomenon sometimes seen in patients with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. It can cause an exacerbation of symptoms, sometimes to such an extent that the

Senior Care Glossary of Terms

As you begin your search for the right senior care community for your elderly loved one, you may encounter various terms, expressions, acronyms, or abbreviations that you may not be

Parkinson’s Disease: A Basic Understanding

Parkinson’s disease is a disorder of the brain that progresses gradually and affects motor function. It occurs most often in those aged 60 or older, and more often in men

Memory Loss Prevention Activities and Ideas

Some memory loss is as a normal part of the aging process, but there are steps you can take at any age to keep your mind sharp. Exercise daily. If