Can I Help Elderly Relatives with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)?

It may seem as if your aging loved one gets particularly lethargic, blue or distressed in the late winter months.

Can I Help Elderly Relatives with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)?

It may seem as if your aging loved one gets particularly lethargic, blue or distressed in the late winter months.

Four Steps for Preparing Your Senior for Emergencies

Emergencies by their very definition sneak up on you, but you can help your senior to be more prepared for them. Setting up a kit and a system for getting your senior what she needs in an emergency is a crucial part of preparation. Put Together a Kit of Supplies. During an emergency, supplies are…

Seniors Who Struggle with Driving Safely

Has your aging relative recently gotten in another car accident? Are you nervous for your safety when you ride with them? Have they experienced serious physical or mental health challenges recently? Do you wonder whether it’s time for them to stop driving themselves around? If these questions are all too familiar, you are likely dealing…

What are Low Vision Devices and How Do They Help?

Is your aging loved one struggling to read the paper or can’t see their beloved birds when they go bird watching? They may feel frustrated that they can no longer thread a needle or build a model. Even worse, they cannot see well enough to pay bills, follow a recipe, or read facial expressions.  Most…

5 Valentine’s Day Ideas for Elderly Relatives

Just because a person is elderly doesn’t mean they skip over the excitement of fun holidays. Valentine’s Day is a time where people of all ages can express their feelings for others and receive love in return. However, with physical and mental health issues, many seniors don’t get to participate in Valentine’s day events like…

6 Devices to Track Older Adults with Dementia

Some of the behavioral symptoms that occur with dementia can be dangerous for an older adult. One such dangerous behavior is wandering. As the senior’s cognitive abilities and memories get worse, they can become confused about their environment or they may relive moments in their past. This disorientation can lead to them wandering away from…

Managing Hip Pain Due to Bursitis

Each joint in the body has its own little cushion, known as bursae, that helps to protect the bones, tendons, and muscles around the joint. Sometimes these cushions become inflamed and painful. This is a condition called bursitis. Bursitis can happen in any joint, but it is most common in the shoulder, hip, and elbow.…

Five Tips for Helping Your Senior Dump Unhealthy Habits

Unhealthy habits can stick with your aging adult for the majority of her life, but it’s never too late for her to give them up and to choose a healthier path. This is not something that’s easy to do, though, even when your elderly family member wants to make these changes. Avoid Nagging Whenever Possible.…

What Might Hearing Loss Look Like in Your Senior?

Hearing loss is something that can happen so gradually in many people that it’s difficult to spot at first. It’s even more difficult if your elderly family member hasn’t noticed that it’s her hearing that is the issue. Here are a few things to look for. Volume Levels Are Higher than Usual. This often happens…

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