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By Angie Kunnath, 8:00 am on November 18, 2022

Anyone who pays attention to recent trends in health and nutrition has undoubtedly noticed an emphasis on whole foods and superfoods. The term “superfoods” can be confusing to some, since it suggests certain foods are a magic bullet for restoring health and reversing disease. While no single food can do…

By Angie Kunnath, 8:00 am on November 4, 2022

Information is power when it comes to providing care for a senior loved one after a stroke. Although it’s normal to feel overwhelmed by your parent’s care needs while he or she recovers, many of your concerns can be alleviated by asking your loved one’s medical team the following questions….

By Angie Kunnath, 8:00 am on October 21, 2022

Living with Crohn’s disease is very limiting in terms of what seniors can and cannot eat. This inflammatory bowel disease irritates the lining of the digestive tract and causes unpleasant side effects, including nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, and malnutrition. For this reason, it’s important to discourage seniors with Crohn’s…

By Angie Kunnath, 8:00 am on October 7, 2022

Although ear infections are more common in children, they can also occur in adults. Children are more prone to developing ear infections due to the short path between their sinuses and Eustachian tubes. However, there are many different reasons seniors might develop ear infections. Following are the six most common…

By Angie Kunnath, 8:00 am on August 19, 2022

Psoriasis is a common skin condition that has been linked to genetic causes and triggers that affect the immune system. Although psoriasis is usually identified early in a person’s life, many people over the age of 50 receive this diagnosis for the first time due to changes in their health….

By Angie Kunnath, 8:00 am on August 5, 2022

As people age, their risk of developing cancer may increase. Though cancer isn’t always preventable, seniors and those who care for them can stay educated on ways to reduce the odds. Here are a few tips you and your elderly loved one should keep in mind. 1. Stay Protected from…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on July 22, 2022

From having more time to explore hobbies and interests to enjoying a broader range of freedom, there are many good things about getting older. At the same time, there are a number of valid fears that go along with the golden years of life. Below, you’ll find eight common fears…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on July 8, 2022

While it’s perfectly natural for seniors to be occasionally drowsy, excessive sleepiness is something that should never be taken lightly. Overwhelming daytime sleepiness that impacts quality of life can be caused by a variety of serious health issues, including dementia. If your aging loved one seems to be more tired…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on June 17, 2022

Seniors and their families often have many questions after an Alzheimer’s diagnosis. While people are being diagnosed with this condition at younger ages than ever before, it’s still common for people to find out they have Alzheimer’s when they’re already in the middle or later stages of the disease. On…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on June 3, 2022

Senior stroke survivors living with diabetes have a higher risk of recurrent strokes, but a healthy diet can lower those odds. Consuming the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients the body needs can also control diabetes. Take a look at a few healthy foods for stroke survivors who have diabetes and the…