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It is normal to be constipated from time to time, but when this condition lasts for a prolonged period or worsens significantly, it can be extremely uncomfortable and even require medical attention.

When a loved one is having trouble swallowing, doctors often recommend thickening their meals and drinks to avoid choking and aspiration of particles into the lungs. Use these tips to encourage them to eat and learn how to pick the right thickening agent.

For many caregivers, ensuring an older person stays hydrated can be a daily struggle. Learn how to help seniors get the fluids they need, even if they won't drink water.

As the summer weather continues to heat up, it is crucial to remember that heat-related illness can be devastating--especially for individuals 65 and older.

It is very easy for adults to have an imbalanced diet. The older we become, the poorer our diets tend to be. Signs in older adults that may indicate they are not getting enough nutrition include a loss of energy, a noticeably weakened immune system and a marked change in behavior patterns. AgingCare.com shares easy ideas to incorporate better diet choices for our aging loved ones. These simple tips can support and encourage better diet choices to preserve and improve their health.

Eating a balanced diet can keep you physically healthier and more emotionally balanced. There are a few key ways you must adapt your diet as you age.

My Parkinson's disease and prostate surgery have left me with several issues, including incontinence and occasional dizziness. Eureka! I stumbled upon an easy, cheap, effective remedy!

Spotting health problems, such as the common cold and a urinary tract infection, can be difficult in a person with dementia who can't communicate their symptoms.

When it comes to caring for an aging loved one, more is not always better.

Most people swear by either coffee or tea to get their daily caffeine fix, but the benefits of these two beverages extend far beyond a simple pick-me-up. See how the characteristics of each match up with your health goals.

It is important to be mindful of medication side effects and watchful of a senior’s wellbeing during hot summer months. Sun and heat can cause some dangerous drug interactions.

Seniors are at a higher risk for overheating and heat stroke for several reasons. Use these tips to ensure your loved one stays cool and hydrated during the hot summer months.

Finding ways to improve your own diet is challenging, but getting someone else to change theirs can be even tougher. Learn what nutrients are most important for seniors and how you can help them adopt healthier eating habits.