When Nature Calls: Navigating Urinary Incontinence in Elderly
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When Nature Calls: Navigating Urinary Incontinence in Elderly

Let’s face it, aging comes with its unique quirks.  While some are delightful (becoming a wise ol’ sage… hopefully), others, like urinary incontinence in elderly, can be messy, frustrating, and downright embarrassing. No one wants to hear: it’s time we get you… adult diapers.  But fear not! We’re here to navigate this delicate topic with…

Don’t Let Grandma Lose Her Groove! Conquering Osteoarthritis in Elderly
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Don’t Let Grandma Lose Her Groove! Conquering Osteoarthritis in Elderly

Is your beloved Nana suddenly struggling with achy, stiff joints, especially in her knees?  It could be osteoarthritis, one of the most common challenges for our elderly loved ones.  Did you know: arthritis is a serious health crisis. The CDC estimates that 1 in 5 (or 53.2 million) US adults have some form of arthritis. …

Aging Genetics and Lifestyle – Demystifying Family History & Health in Later Life
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Aging Genetics and Lifestyle – Demystifying Family History & Health in Later Life

We’ve all heard the saying: “Blood is thicker than water”?  Turns out, our blood might not just hold sentimental value, but a map to our future health too.  Through aging genetics, an intricate code is carved within each cell, telling the story of our family health history including our susceptibility to heart disease, certain cancers,…

Empower Your Loved One: Fight Diabetes and Reclaim Their Golden Years
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Empower Your Loved One: Fight Diabetes and Reclaim Their Golden Years

Have you ever watched a TV program or film where the characters comment: “If you eat that your foot will foot off?” Well, it can get that serious but there’s a lot that can be done before it reaches that level.  Diabetes becomes increasingly common as we age, impacting over 1 in 4 seniors.  The…

Cholesterol Levels for Seniors: What Seniors Need to Know
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Cholesterol Levels for Seniors: What Seniors Need to Know

Everyone’s favorite topic: cholesterol. No, no I didn’t think so. We all fear that one topic our doctor will raise with us: “So, your cholesterol level…” But if you didn’t know, cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance found in all of our body’s cells.  We need healthy levels to produce key hormones and vitamins, but…

Mobility Scooter Accessories: Enhance Your Safety and Experience with Mobility Aids 
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Mobility Scooter Accessories: Enhance Your Safety and Experience with Mobility Aids 

Everyone loves accessories! And you can even accessorize a scooter too. Mobility scooter accessories help make your mobility scooter more versatile; even enhancing safety and user experience. You get to personalize your scooter based on what the user wants and also needs. Many features come with a mobility scooter, but you may need additional accessories…

The Silent Threat: High Blood Pressure for Seniors
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The Silent Threat: High Blood Pressure for Seniors

Hypertension a.k.a high blood pressure for seniors becomes an increasing risk as we age. And supporting elderly people with high blood pressure, as with any support, is a tough gig. Your first thought might be, ‘My blood pressure goes through the roof when I try to help my elderly parents accept help!’  Although, in some…

Understanding Atherosclerosis: The Leading Cause of Heart Disease
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Understanding Atherosclerosis: The Leading Cause of Heart Disease

Atherosclerosis (pronounced: a·thuh·row·skluh·row·suhs) is a condition that is not only hard to pronounce but underlies the development of most cardiovascular diseases.  Sometimes called arteriosclerosis or “hardening of the arteries,”  it occurs when fatty deposits called plaque build up inside the arteries over time.  This causes the arteries to narrow and stiffen, restricting blood flow to…

Aging Hearts: Understanding and Preventing Heart Disease in Older Adults
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Aging Hearts: Understanding and Preventing Heart Disease in Older Adults

As we age, our risk for many diseases goes up, and heart disease tops the list. Scary news, right?  Heart disease remains the leading cause of death for both men and women once they reach 65 years old.  But all is not lost when we create a healthy lifestyle and access proper medical care, much…

Physical Activities For Elderly: Benefits and Things to Keep in Mind 
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Physical Activities For Elderly: Benefits and Things to Keep in Mind 

“The main objective of physical activities for elderly is to stay healthy, not to tire themselves.” Being physically active for a person of any age makes them healthy and strong. This fact is also true for the elderly, although there are different considerations as we age due to changes in the body, it still remains…