Osteoporosis and Aging

Mar 11, 2020

Osteoporosis, literally meaning “porous bone,” is a disease that affects millions of aging Americans. About 10 million Americans struggle with osteoporosis, while another 44 million have low bone density that puts them at risk for developing the disease. This condition can have a dramatic effect on the way you or a loved one live your […]

Diabetes and Aging

Oct 03, 2019

Nearly one-third of adults over the age of 65 have diabetes. Another one-third of older adults are “prediabetic,” which means they are at high risk of becoming diabetic. Although diabetes is becoming increasingly common among older adults in the United States, there are many unknowns and misunderstandings about this serious medical condition. Some of the […]

Heart Health and Aging

Sep 03, 2019

Everyone knows your body begins to change as you age. Things shift and sag, and your muscles aren’t quite as strong as you remember them being in the past. And don’t get us started on those gray hairs! It’s easy to notice the changes to your hair and skin, but a lot of people tend […]

How to Maintain Brain Function as You Age

May 22, 2019

As your body ages, so does your brain. Older adults may no longer be able to remember dates, the ages of their grandkids or where Cousin Stan moved in 1982. Trouble remembering information is a common problem among older adults. One-third of older adults struggle with their declarative memory, or the part of their brain that stores […]

Good Sleep Habits as You Age

May 07, 2019

There’s a common misconception that your need for sleep declines as you get older. While changes in your sleep patterns are a normal aspect of the aging process, your actual sleep needs will remain constant throughout your adult life. Unfortunately, many seniors find it more difficult to fall asleep and stay asleep as they age. […]

Tips for Seniors to Keep Cool in the Summer

Aug 07, 2018

It is summertime once again, but this season isn’t always the best time for everyone. For example, the elderly are often not well-suited for extreme heat. Considering their inability to perspire as effectively as younger people, older adults aged above 65 years are at greater risk of heatstroke, kidney failure, heart attack and dehydration. Tips […]

Flu Safety for Seniors

Jul 21, 2018

As you grow older, your immune system becomes weaker. This is particularly true for seniors aged 65 years or older. A weaker immune system can cause severe problems from the flu virus, further leading to serious medical complications. How to Be Proactive in Preventing the Flu According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, […]

Tips for Seniors to Stay Active

Mar 03, 2018

Helping Older Adults Stay Active  Call 786-360-3449 now for a free home visit! Having an active, healthy lifestyle isn’t just for everyone under age 65. In fact, staying active is extremely important for seniors — it can help reduce the risk of several different diseases, as well as improve some of the conditions that are often synonymous […]

Signs of Depression in Seniors and What You Can Do

Feb 09, 2018

Senior Depression and What You Can Do  Call 786-360-3449 now for a free home visit! Sadness in aging should not always be interpreted as depression. Yes, as we grow older, different situations can worsen our mood. But depression is a medical disorder and not a normal part of the aging process. Unfortunately, depression tends to […]

Dangerous Drug Interactions for Seniors

Nov 06, 2017

Preventing Dangerous Drug Interactions in Elderly Patients  Call 786-360-3449 now for a free home visit! A recent study published in JAMA Internal Medicine has revealed that one out of six seniors in the United States frequently takes potentially dangerous combinations of over-the-counter drugs, prescription medications and dietary supplements — a situation commonly called polypharmacy. Physiological […]

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