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The AgingCare.com forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ suggestions for devices to help a senior get around safely with as little discomfort as possible.

A number of diseases and conditions can lead to the use of oxygen therapy. This can interfere with a person's activity levels and even cause depression. It is important to know what kind of equipment is available and what can work best for your loved one.

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.

My blood pressure has been a challenge these past few years... sometimes too low, sometimes too high. I'm trying to take fewer meds and supplements, so here are a few "natural" things I'm doing to keep the pressure in check.

People struggling with sleep apnea are often prescribed a CPAP machine to mitigate their symptoms. However, these devices do have downsides. Discover how to treat sleep apnea without a CPAP machine.

Need a nice holiday gift for the senior who needs a little bit of extra care? Find suggestions for good gifts to give an aging loved one that is helpful as well as thoughtful.

Family caregivers often share the burden when it comes to their loved ones' medical expenses. If you can claim your care recipient as a dependent on your taxes, you may be able to write off some of their health care costs, too.

Telemedicine lets people with chronic health conditions manage their diseases at home while being monitored by health-care professionals.

After a series of recalls and an alarming rise in adverse events, a new report is calling for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to replace its 35-year old clearance process for medical devices, such as pacemakers, heart valves and artificial joints.

With hundreds of different options available, buying a hearing aid can be overwhelming. Prepare yourself before meeting with an audiologist to ensure that the device you select is a perfect fit for your lifestyle.

Mechanical heart valves are made of pyrolytic carbon, similar to industrial grade diamond. It is very hard and wears very little.

Q: My bathroom is very small and there is no room for my husband to maneuver his walker when the door is opened into the room. Any suggestions?

Sometimes the need for aids is immediately apparent, for example, in the case of a broken hip. Other times the need appears gradually. Be alert to the potential need for an assistive device as seniors try to hide their disabilities.