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The wrong mobility aid can negatively affect a senior’s stability, cause posture problems and even result in pain. These devices come in all shapes and sizes, so selecting the right one and achieving a proper fit requires a professional’s expertise.

One of the most important factors in treating depression in older adults is their caregiver. Families have a rising concern when they see their aging loved one not wanting to participate in activities they once loved, or becoming isolated. A nurturing solution could be as simple as helping them re-engage with their community, family and social network. A silent cause is the fear of falling. They can become apprehensive with the possibilities that could threaten their freedom and independence.

Falls are a common occurrence for seniors, so it’s important to know what to do after one occurs. Use these tips to get your elderly loved one on their feet again and avoid any further injury.

New research explains how balance-enhancing exercises can protect elders from injury, even when they fall.

Physical fitness is vitally important for both caregivers and their loved ones. Here's how Charlie and I manage to stay in shape.

The worst fall I ever took was on April 1, 2008. Now I take steps to make sure the house is safer for Charlie and I.

A new study uncovers how a regular exercise routine could help people with Alzheimer’s maintain their ability to better perform everyday tasks.

People taking care of aging loved ones are always on alert for ways to make a senior less likely to fall. Recent research wades through over one-hundred different studies to determine the most effective ways to prevent an elder from taking a tumble.

As we age, we often develop new health conditions, begin taking more medications and lose muscle mass. These factors can all increase a senior’s risk of falling, but a few simple exercises can help prevent accidents by improving strength and coordination.

While a trip or tumble may be a minor inconvenience for younger people, falls can cause significant, or even fatal, injuries for elderly individuals.

Water-based workouts are an excellent form of exercise that is easy on seniors’ backs and joints, but there’s more to water walking and swimming laps than just physical benefits.

Learn how PT, speech and language therapy, and occupational therapy can help people living with dementia maintain their functional abilities, independence and quality of life.

Five tips for grab bar placement to improve the safety of your elderly parent's home.

Seniors need to feel useful to enjoy a high quality of life. Sticking to everyday routines and engaging in enjoyable activities helps them maintain a sense of purpose. But if you believe an elder’s actions are risky or dangerous, when should you step in?

Falls are dangerous, but they are not an inevitable part of growing older. Understand these seven reasons why seniors are more susceptible to falling.

There are many reasons why a loved one’s bathing habits may fall by the wayside as they age. Be proactive about finding the root of the problem and remember that compromise is key.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) offers guidance on grab bar installation, but ideally, these supports should be placed at a height that feels most comfortable and secure for the person using them.