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Transitioning to Assisted Living

Elizabeth DiRiego on Saturday, April 5, 2014
Transitioning to Assisted Living Change is challenging for everyone, but it can be especially difficult for your aging loved one. The thought of making a move to an assisted living community can leave your mom or dad feeling vulnerable, like they ...

Questions to Ask When Evaluating an Assisted Living Community

Elizabeth DiRiego on Sunday, March 23, 2014
Questions to Ask When Evaluating an Assisted Living Community As you begin the search for an assisted living community for your aging loved one, you will find that these communities come in all shapes and sizes, which may or may not suit you and ...

Tips for Seniors to Build Their Immune Systems

Elizabeth Bemis on Sunday, March 16, 2014
Tips for Seniors to Build Their Immune Systems As you age, your immune system becomes weaker and your health can suffer as a result. Here are some tips for seniors to build up their immune systems so that they can enjoy life to its ...

Tips for Elderly Nutrition Needs

Elizabeth Bemis on Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Tips for Elderly Nutrition Needs As people age, their nutritional needs vary. A 2-year-old does not need the same things as a 20-year-old, and a 20-year-old does not need the same things as an 80-year-old. It is important to understand that the ...

Top 10 Reasons Seniors End Up in the ER

Dana Larsen on Monday, March 3, 2014
Top 10 Reasons Seniors End Up in the ER Almost a quarter of all seniors visited the emergency room in 2010. What brings older adults into the emergency room? You might be surprised. Strokes, heart attacks, falls—these are the conditions ...

Top 5 Most Common Infections in the Elderly

Sarah Stevenson on Sunday, February 16, 2014
Top 5 Most Common Infections in the Elderly Infections are a leading cause of death in adults over 65. Learn about the risks and warning signs for the most common infections in seniors. Common infections like UTIs and influenza can happen to ...

Mind and Body Practices

Elizabeth DiRiego on Saturday, February 8, 2014
Mind and Body Practices Most complementary health approaches fall into one of two categories: natural products or mind and body practices. This section addresses mind and body practices. Mind and body practices are a large and varied group of ...

Pneumonia and the Elderly

Elizabeth DiRiego on Sunday, February 2, 2014
In 2010, pneumonia, combined with influenza, was the 8th leading cause of death in the United Sates, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. This fact is illuminated by another statistic: 1 out of 20 adults who get pneumonia dies, ...

10 Ways to Strengthen Seniors’ Immune System

Elizabeth DiRiego on Saturday, January 25, 2014
Keeping seniors’ immune systems strong is important, especially during the cold and flu season. Because they’re more vulnerable to infections, seniors need to take extra precautions to ensure they stay healthy. Healthy-living ...

Know the 10 Signs Workshop presented by the Alzheimer’s Association

Elizabeth DiRiego on Monday, January 20, 2014
Know the 10 Signs. Early Detection Matters. If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavior changes, it’s time to learn the facts. Early detection of Alzheimer’s disease gives you a chance to begin drug therapy, ...

Research on Diseases Affecting Older Adults

Elizabeth DiRiego on Thursday, January 16, 2014
Research on Diseases Affecting Older Adults The National Institutes of Health (NIH) funds research into the safety and effectiveness of complementary health approaches. Much of this research involves diseases and conditions that are common among ...

Research on Pain Management

Elizabeth DiRiego on Monday, January 13, 2014
Research on Pain Management About 100 million U.S. adults suffer from chronic pain conditions. (Chronic pain is pain that lasts for a long time, usually at least several months.) The annual economic cost of chronic pain in the United States, ...

The Importance of Exercise for Elderly

Elizabeth Bemis on Friday, January 10, 2014
The Importance of Exercise for Elderly As people age, exercise becomes increasingly more important. Unfortunately, however, people tend to exercise less as they age. It is still important for the elderly to exercise. Even if they are unable to ...

The Unlikely Connection Between UTIs and Dementia

Elizabeth DiRiego on Thursday, January 9, 2014
The Unlikely Connection Between UTIs and Dementia Half of all women will develop urinary tract infections (UTIs) in their lifetime. UTIs account for about 8.3 million doctor visits each year as they rank as the body’s second most common ...

Flu Shot Pros and Cons for Seniors

Sarah Stevenson on Tuesday, January 7, 2014
There’s a lot of conflicting information out there on whether or not seniors should get flu shots. Read for yourself the major flu shot pros and cons and learn why it’s important for seniors to get vaccinated. For many of us, the ...

How to Be a Better Grandparent

Elizabeth DiRiego on Saturday, January 4, 2014
Tips on Building Great Relationships with your Grandkids As grandparents we all want to make the most of the precious family time we get to spend with our grandchildren. You can create deep, loving relationships with your grandchildren by sharing ...

Be an Informed Consumer

Admin on Friday, January 3, 2014
Be an Informed Consumer Take charge of your health by being an informed consumer. Talk with your health care providers when making any decisions about using complementary health approaches. Your health care providers can give you advice based on ...