Although many seniors require help in their daily living, most would prefer living at home to moving into an assisted living facility or nursing home. This article discusses aging-in-place devices and services avaliable to seniors.
The elderly often worry about falls. Since they are older, their bodies do not heal as quickly from injuries and falls can cause severe injury. The article below talks about sources of falls among seniors and ways to prevent falls.
Because they are restriced in the activities they can perform and are often homebound, seniors are often faced with depression. This article deals with differences between depression and dementia, sources of depression in seniors, and how to help seniors deal with their depression.
Seniors often do not remember to drink enough fluids and become dehydrated. The article below talks about the importance of avoiding dehydration, ways to prevent it, and signs that a senior loved one is dehydrated.
Seniors often have difficulty finding activities to occupy their time. They cannot do some of the things they once enjoyed and often become discouraged, lonely, and depressed. This article talks about many different activities that seniors can enjoy.
One of the most severe health issues faced by seniors is stroke. Provided in this article are a definition of stroke, risk factors, and signs of a stroke.
Healthy eating is especially important for seniors. This article talks about what foods to eat and general habits that help seniors continue to eat healthy.
Exercise is important for seniors, but to avoid injury, they must exercise in different ways. This article describes safety precautions seniors should take before starting an exercise program.
One of the most difficult decisions for caregivers is when to tell their parents when it’s time to stop driving. This essay talks about signs that a senior loved one is an unsafe driver and how to talk about taking away the keys.
Often, it is difficult for caregivers to assess whether their senior loved ones can continue to live on their own. This article lists and describes skills absoloutely crucial for seniors to live on their own and signs that seniors may need help.