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By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on May 6, 2022

Even though lung cancer treatments are more effective than ever, it’s still one of the deadliest forms of cancer. Luckily, older adults can drastically reduce their risk of this disease by making a few lifestyle changes. Here are some steps you can take to help your senior loved one prevent…

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

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is one of the main risk factors for cardiovascular disease. While hypertension can develop at any age, aging adults are more susceptible to this health issue. There are several risk factors associated with hypertension in seniors, but simple lifestyle changes can lower the risk. Here…

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

Though kitchens are particularly dangerous for seniors with dementia and limited mobility, they can also pose safety concerns for healthy seniors. Use the following tips to make the kitchen safer for your aging loved one.  1. Change the Way You Store Things Many kitchen accidents happen while a senior is…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on March 18, 2022

Hoarding is an issue that can arise during the senior years, even for older adults who have always been organized. Dementia, depression, and a fear of poverty can all add up to an intense desire to try to hold on to everything. While hoarding and cluttering can make your senior…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on March 4, 2022

The older people get, the more important brain health becomes because they’re susceptible to diseases and conditions like dementia and Alzheimer’s. When it comes to boosting brain function, there are many theories about eating right and doing puzzles. However, there are a few unique strategies that can boost your aging…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on February 18, 2022

Elderly people are at high risk for developing a number of diseases, including diabetes. With advanced age comes an increase in body changes that make the elderly more susceptible to developing this condition. Here are a few of the major diabetes risk factors for people over 65.  1. Excess Weight…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on February 4, 2022

Doctors can be a wonderful source of information and support after an elderly loved one is diagnosed with Parkinson’s, but they won’t always tell you everything you need to know about addressing the disease. Here are several things about Parkinson’s the doctor may forget to mention.  1. Parkinson’s Medications Can…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on January 21, 2022

Though many health concerns affecting elderly people have similar statistics for both genders, there are some conditions senior women may be at higher risk for. However, scheduling an annual checkup can give your elderly loved one a greater chance of preventing certain issues or treating them if they’re caught early…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on January 7, 2022

Many seniors have high cholesterol, which puts them at risk for heart attacks and strokes. Fortunately, your senior loved one can minimize the risk by simply lowering his or her cholesterol levels. To help your loved one remain healthy and maintain a higher quality of life, use these cholesterol-lowering strategies….

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on December 24, 2021

It’s estimated there are more than a million spousal caregivers in Canada facing the added stress of caring for a loved one with dementia. Even when dementia isn’t involved, tending to the needs of a spouse with other conditions requiring special care can have a similar impact on the health…