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By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on June 26, 2020

Getting older may be viewed as full of opportunities, especially as individuals look forward to retiring and having more time to spend doing the things they love. However, there are some common physical changes associated with aging that can pose some challenges for older adults who want to remain active….

By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on June 12, 2020

According to a 2018 Pew Research Center survey, nearly 90 percent of adults aged 50 to 64 are online, and more than 60 percent of seniors 65 and older reported being regular Internet users. Covering everything from health to humor and just about every topic in between, websites catering to…

By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on May 29, 2020

The fountain of youth may be elusive, but people have found a few secrets to happiness in the golden years that everyone should know. Finding a way to be happy no matter what life throws your way can help you make the most out of each day. It’s true that…

By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on May 15, 2020

Dementia is a progressive condition that causes symptoms, such as memory loss, confusion, poor decision-making, and agitation, to worsen over time. However, developing a proper care plan, taking medications correctly, and letting go of bad habits could slow the progression of this neurological disorder and boost quality of life. Below…

By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on April 24, 2020

Seniors who live alone often get by for years without needing help during the night, but there may eventually come a time when your aging loved one needs constant supervision. The decision to move to overnight care is one that’s not made lightly. After all, you don’t want to intrude…

By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on April 10, 2020

When it comes to viruses, people over the age of 60 are particularly vulnerable. In addition to having weaker immune systems, many older adults also have multiple health issues that make it difficult to fight off serious infections. Here’s a quick glimpse at some tips you can use to reduce…

By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on March 27, 2020

Family caregivers need all the encouragement they can get. You might have noticed the family caregiver in your life selflessly putting his or her own needs aside to care for an aging loved one. The caregiver may love what he or she does, but taking care of someone else every…

By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on March 13, 2020

Parkinson’s can negatively affect the visual cortex and damage cells in the brain that produce dopamine. Therefore, the disease can impact visual skills and mobility. Continue reading to learn some of the ways Parkinson’s can affect vision. Difficulty Opening Eyelids Parkinson’s causes muscle weakness, loose eyelids, and nerve damage that…

By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on February 28, 2020

Using the Internet keeps seniors stimulated and can make daily life less challenging. However, there are many risks associated with being online, such as financial scams and hacking. With a little monitoring, you can protect your elderly parent’s safety while he or she is using web-enabled devices. Below are some…

By Erik Gans, 9:00 am on February 14, 2020

When it comes to physical and mental capabilities, the phrase “use it or lose it” is often mentioned. This is very much true when it comes to maintaining intellectual health and wellbeing later in life. Doing so can contribute to increased mental alertness, reduced risk of cognitive decline, and a…