Senior Health

  • Protecting Senior Skin from the Summer Sun

    Everyone wants and needs a little sunshine, but the sun's rays can be damaging to an elderly person's skin. Dermatologist Arielle Kauvar talks about ways to protect senior skin from damaging UVA and UVB rays using sunscreen, sun protective clothing, sunglasses and other methods.

  • 11 Tips for The Best Sleep Ever

    Sleep better at night with these tips that will help you change your bad sleep habits to good. Get a good night's sleep and beat insomnia.

  • Get More Energy by Eating Smart

    What you eat has a critical impact on how you feel throughout the day. Enjoy these foods to beat the exhaustion and remain energetic all day.

  • Should Your Parent Risk an Anesthesia Disaster or Forego Surgery?

    Much has been debated regarding seniors and anesthesia. Here is how you can decide if your elderly parent should risk taking anesthesia for surgery.

  • Loss of Smell in the Elderly

    The loss of smell with age is a natural and common phenomenon. While changes in sense of smell are a minor annoyance for most, they can affect a senior’s eating habits and may point to underlying health issues.

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  • 5 Steps to a Better Night's Sleep

    Are you letting stress or worry keep you up at night? Bringing your stress problems into the bedroom can have disastrous results if you're not getting the sleep you need. These tips will help you chase the stress away, and enjoy a restful night of slumber.

  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Get the Facts

    Caregivers: Get information on Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) and how to use it as part of your elderly loved one's treatment.

  • How to Prevent Back Injuries When Lifting Someone

    One of the most common injuries suffered by caregivers in a home setting is back injuries caused by lifting or transferring another person.

  • Top 14 Antioxidant-Rich Foods For Super Health Benefits

    Doctors' list of top antioxidant rich foods that lead to many health benefits: prevent signs of aging, stop cancer and protect from free radicals that lead to many chronic conditions.

  • Disease-Specific Organizations for Support and Information

    This list of national organizations can connect patients and family caregivers to resources, information and supports that are specific to certain health conditions.

  • When Is It Time for a Nursing Home?

    Most seniors (and their family caregivers) share a common goal: avoiding nursing home placement. But when an elder’s needs increase, it’s important to recognize when it’s time for a higher level of care.

  • Telemedicine Helps Seniors Stay at Home During Coronavirus Pandemic

    Virtual doctor’s appointments help caregivers and seniors minimize physical contact while receiving medical care. Learn how to help an older adult transition to telehealth platforms to improve access to care from the safety and comfort of their own home.

  • Daily Dietary Guidelines for Individuals Age 51 and Older

    Dietary needs change with age and various medical conditions. Use this daily nutritional requirements chart to ensure you're eating a balanced diet and giving your body the fuel it needs to stay healthy.

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  • Social Workers Support Seniors and Their Caregivers

    It is crucial for seniors and their family members to fully utilize all resources available to them. Social workers are an excellent source of support and guidance for those dealing with medical issues, caregiving and the end of life.

  • Migraines: What Causes Them and How Can You Get Relief?

    Migraine headaches can be debilitating and inconvenient, especially for those who are providing care for aging loved ones. Knowing what causes migraines and the specific triggers to avoid can help caregivers dodge these painful attacks.

  • Telemedicine: A Promising Model for Senior Health Care

    New technological developments in the healthcare industry hold great promise for seniors with chronic medical conditions. Telemedicine enables them to live in the community longer and avoid hospitalization, all at a relatively low cost.

  • The Benefits of Coffee and Combating “Old People Smell"

    Several news stories piqued my interest recently, and I thought caregivers and seniors alike could benefit from this information.

  • Progress with Integrative and Functional Medicine

    Integrative and functional medicine focuses on the connection between lifestyle and health in order to prevent and treat the root causes of illness. Furthermore, this method focuses on the health of the entire body rather than individual organ systems.

  • The Dangers of Believing in ‘Sensationalist Science’

    We've all seen the headlines: "5 Scary Facts About Microwave Popcorn," "Long-term cellphone use linked to brain cancer." The list of scary science in the news is ever-growing. But what does the data really say?

  • Are You Ignoring These Cancer Signs?

    A new study finds that the majority of people ignore key cancer signs. Yet seemingly insignificant symptoms can indicate serious health problems.

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