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Advantages of Home Care for Alzheimer’s

There are many difficulties faced when Alzheimer’s disease is a factor in your life. It does not matter whether you are talking about the individual or the family members which are dealing with the patient. The pain is felt throughout the family because it is like watching someone that you love and care about disappear ...

Choosing A Medicare Plan

Additional Coverage That You Need as a Senior As a senior citizen, you have probably had various types of insurance for most of your life, including car insurance and homeowner's insurance. Now that you are a senior citizen, however, your needs might have changed a bit, and it might be time to start looking for additional ...

What is Medicare?

More Information About Medicare Medicare is a federally funded health insurance program designed to help people age 65 and older as well as some younger people who suffer from specific disabilities and anyone who has been diagnosed with end-stage renal failure. This health insurance program is mandatory when you have reached your retirement age, even if ...

How to Prevent Dementia Wandering

One of the many problems which happens whenever there is a patient with dementia is that they will tend to want to wander about. This has less to do with desire and more to do with the fact that they are not able to remember where it is that they are or how they came ...

6 Places To Get Help Managing Diabetes

The Top 6 Ways To Get Help Managing Diabetes The first thing you want when your doctor diagnoses you or one of your children with diabetes is information. The Centers for Disease Control reports that about 29 million Americans have diabetes. The number with prediabetes exceeds that by more than three times at 86 million. There ...

The Dangers of Social Smoking

A Plea For Smokers There is no hidden agenda, there is no deception, and there is much too much of concrete, substantial evidence: smoking is a killer. So, we must ask ourselves, why do we continue to do it when we know what the possible and fatal consequences are? There are dangers all around, but there ...

How to Prevent Falls

If you’re prone to falls, you’re at risk of getting seriously injured. These easy-to-follow tips will help you prevent falls and stay safe even when you’re alone. Stay Physically Active In order to prevent falls, stay physically active. Water workouts and walking are two easy, low-impact ways to stay active without having to worry about injury and ...

The Dangers of Injury in Seniors

Injury Prevention Tips for Seniors Because of bodily changes that occur with age such as brittle bones, poor balance and more sensitive skin, seniors and their caregivers need to take extra care to avoid injury or falls. Taking a tumble down the stairs or cutting yourself in the kitchen could lead to more serious consequences than ...

What Causes Balance Problems in Seniors

Balance Loss and Risks of Falls in Seniors Seniors often lose their balance because of side effects from prescription medication and other reasons that are related to aging. Elderly people who suffer from psychiatric problems usually take potent drugs that can significantly hinder the proper function of the central nervous system. For example, sedatives slow down ...

Common Senior Health Issues

Aging and Health: Concerns For Seniors Aging causes physical and mental deterioration that cannot be reversed but may be managed. Seniors naturally lose bone and muscle mass, and such a loss leads to common chronic problems such as arthritis. Additionally, mobility becomes limited as a result of weakened muscular and skeletal systems. Mobility aids such as ...