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Seniors and Health Issues

  • Sleeping and Why it Matters to Seniors Why do we spend around one-third of our lives sleeping? Couldn't we get much more done if we missed the prescribed seven to eight hours of sleep every night? Actually, your brain does numerous critical jobs. At the same time, you sleep, processes that make you significantly ... Continue Reading
  • How Can Home Care Help A Senior With Arthritis? If your senior loved one has arthritis, home care can help them live the way they want in their own home as they get older. According to the AARP more than 75% of seniors want to stay in their homes as they get older. Seniors who have arthritis may have a hard time with many ... Continue Reading
  • What Are the Common Anxiety Disorders in the Elderly? Are you concerned about your elderly loved one’s anxiety levels? If so, you may want to have them see a doctor or a therapist. Your elderly loved one could have one of the many different anxiety disorders that are common in senior citizens. Unfortunately, many elderly people ... Continue Reading
  • What Does Your Senior Need to Know about Low Vision? Every February is Low Vision Awareness Month, which makes it a great time to check in with your senior about whether she’s noticed any changes in her vision. If she hasn’t been to her eye doctor in a while, now is a perfect time to make an appointment. Low Vision Defined Low ... Continue Reading
  • Shingles: Disease Facts and Tips for Caring for Your Senior Shingles, which is also known as Herpes zoster, is caused by the reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus (VZV), the same virus that causes varicella (chickenpox). Shingles most commonly causes a painful rash. Unfortunately, vaccination is only the way to prevent VZV from ... Continue Reading