Retirement planning should go beyond your finances. Plan to ward off boredom and loneliness by filling your time with friends, family and activities you love.
The sensation of thirst decreases with age, as does the amount of water in our bodies, which makes seniors more at risk for dehydration. Use these tips to help the older adults in your life stay hydrated.
It’s never too late for your aging, single parent to start dating. It’s also never too late to catch a sexually transmitted disease. Learn how to start a key conversation with your parent about protection from STDs.
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common. But they increase the odds for delirium, hospitalization and death in older adults who are frail. Discover how to help the older adult in your life.
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Research links hearing loss with an increased risk of dementia. Though you may not be able to avoid dementia as you age, lifestyle changes may help delay cognitive decline.
For older adults considering tackling the driveway snow, it’s worthwhile to use your judgment to decide if it’s a good idea. It may be sensible to ask someone else to do the work for you.
Developing frailty does not happen overnight – it takes years for frailty syndrome to develop as a consequence of low physical activity and weight loss. When it does develop, reversal is extremely difficult.
Elder abuse robs people of dignity, health, independence and, ultimately, can lead to a higher risk of prematurely dying. Yet elder abuse remains under-recognized.
These risk factors previously have been linked to higher odds of dementia, cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease, but it’s been unclear exactly how.
You can make small changes in your life that make you feel like a million bucks. Even if you feel somewhat limited, whether by arthritis pain, circulation issues, or breathing problems, you can overcome many obstacles with a few simple adjustments. Find out how.