Senior Tips

12
Feb

Approaching a Loved One Who Resists Care

Caring for your loved one is a noble task, but it can also be challenging even on the best of days. When your elderly love is resistant to care, this job is only complicated further. Resistance to care may be caused by a number of factors, ranging from unwavering stubbornness to declining cognition. Let’s take a moment to discuss approaching

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28
Dec

Winter Safety Tips For Seniors

It’s hard to believe it, but winter is already here. While it may be dazzling to watch the frost form against your window, there are numerous dangers that come with the icy cold, and so it’s best to be prepared no matter what troubles you might face. Seniors are especially at risk of accidents and injury during this time because

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17
Dec

10 Great Gift Ideas for Seniors

When those holidays come rolling by, it’s always a challenge to get the perfect gifts for your friends, family, and loved ones. There’s no way of knowing for sure whether your recipients will like what you got them, so often we find ourselves scrambling to navigate those aisles in search of the ideal present. The challenge becomes even trickier when

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19
Aug

5 Signs of Caregiver Burnout

Taking care of an elderly loved one is a noble cause. Being a caregiver is not an easy task, however. It can leave a person exhausted and stressed out in only a matter of weeks, and after that comes caregiver burnout. If a caregiver to an elderly loved one exhibits any of the following signs of burnout, it may be

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29
Jun

Best Home Improvements for Senior Safety

In order to continue an independent and happy lifestyle, many seniors have decided to remain in their homes as they age. However, accessibility and safety issues can arise at home as age increases. Here are some great home improvement ideas to make a senior’s home safer and more accessible. Staircases For seniors with mobility issues, going up and down the

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15
Jun

5 Tips for Senior Safety in Hot Summer

Summer means spending more time outdoors enjoying warmer weather. However, in the heat of the sun, dehydration, heatstroke, and other heat-related emergencies can occur if adequate prevention measures are not taken. To prevent a heat-related emergency from happening, these five safety tips should be followed: 1. Staying Hydrated Drinking 6-8 glasses of water per day is vital in maintaining a

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4
Apr

Make Gardening Easier for Seniors

Growing your own beautiful flowers and tasty fresh vegetables are a couple of good reasons to spend time working in the garden. But gardening can also save you money, boost your mood and improve your health. There are generations of people in North America who have never spent time with their hands in the soil or tasted a home-grown tomato,

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21
Mar

Seniors Coping With Tinnitus

Are you hearing ringing, hissing, buzzing or roaring sounds in one or both of your ears? What you’re experiencing is called Tinnitus. This ringing in the ears is most common in seniors, and though it can be extremely annoying, it is usually not a sign of a serious problem. Tinnitus can be caused by a number of conditions, including ear

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20
Dec

Seniors and Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder (also known as SAD) is a kind of depression that happens at the same time every year. For most people, the symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder start in the late fall and carry on into the winter months. Most of us experience some kind of seasonal changes in energy, eating patterns, sleep patterns and feelings of well

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1
Nov

Senior Memory Loss Tips

If you’re concerned about memory loss, you’re not alone. Don’t remember where you parked? Forgot what you needed to pick up at the store? Can’t find your cellphone? Everyone struggles with forgetting things now and then. But memory loss shouldn’t be ignored. There are no proven ways to prevent memory loss or dementia, but some simple steps can help sharpen

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