Monthly Archives: June 2012

Tips for Managing Diabetes

Diabetes can be a difficult diagnosis for a senior and their family to hear, but it does not have to be devastating.  It is manageable and can be controlled with a few lifestyle changes.  Seniors who have the disease can … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Music Therapy for Seniors with Alzheimer’s

Numerous advances in understanding Alzheimer’s has helped to create new therapy techniques and medications that slow the effects of the disease.  Some improvements such as new medicines can actually slow the progress while others can improve mental clarity of the … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Swimming for Seniors

Exercise is beneficial to people as they age to keep them healthy and strong.  The problem for many seniors and their caregivers is finding the right exercise program that is helpful without aggravating existing health problems.  Swimming is one exercise … Continue reading

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Seniors and Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is often part of the aging process and can develop into a different extent in each person.  However, you should never assume that there is nothing you can do about it.  Instead, see your health care provider and … Continue reading

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The Difference Between Arthritis and Osteoporosis

Both arthritis and osteoporosis can affect seniors, but many do not understand the difference between the two.  To put it simply, osteoporosis affects the bones, while arthritis affects the joints and surrounding tissue.  However, that is an oversimplification and there … Continue reading

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Tips for Dealing with Incontinence in Seniors

Incontinence can be a delicate subject when dealing with seniors.  It is one of the most embarrassing issues with getting older.  Since incontinence mainly affects people over the age of sixty, it is often seen as a senior health problem. … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Gardening for Seniors

Gardening is a favorite activity of many seniors during the spring and summer time.  Besides being enjoyable, it provides numerous health benefits.  If you have an older parent, you should encourage them to remain active in a hobby like gardening. … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s disease – Understanding and Dealing with Personal Hygiene Issues

Alzheimer’s is a disease that affects more of a person’s life as it progresses.  It does more than just make them forgetful of events and names; it affects their ability to remember how to do their daily tasks, such as … Continue reading

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