• Examining Dental Care Issues for Seniors

    No matter your age, your dental health plays a major role in your overall health. Because of this, it’s important to get proper dental care and practice good oral hygiene. Here are a few things that seniors can do to help maintain good oral health.

    Dental Issues as We Age

    As you get older, your risk for certain dental problems increases, including:

  • Planning for Healthcare Decision Making

    Regardless of your age, there is always a chance that you will experience a sudden illness or unexpected injury. Because of this, it’s important to make your healthcare decisions known if you are unable to make decisions for yourself. However, you can stay in charge of your health care, even after you can no longer make decisions for yourself, by taking the following steps to plan for healthcare decision making.

    Prepare a Healthcare Directive

  • Taking Road Trips with Your Grandchildren

    Road trips with your grandchildren are a lot of fun and can give you the chance to make lasting memories. However, traveling can also be stressful, which is why it’s so important to plan properly. Fortunately, there are a few things grandparents can do to ensure a smoother, more enjoyable trip.

    Take the Right Trip

  • Tips for Living with Osteoporosis

    Osteoporosis increases your risk for bone fractures, so it is important to take steps to slow down this disease. Improving bone health and making a few lifestyle changes can help you to improve your health and the state of your osteoporosis.

    Increase Calcium and Vitamin D

  • Pros and Cons of Walk-In Bathtubs

    Walk-in bathtubs are ideal for seniors who are at risk for slipping and falling in traditional bathtubs. However, there are pros and cons to consider before installing one at your home. It is important to examine both pros and cons to determine if this type of bathtub is a good idea for you.

    Pros of a Walk-In Bathtub

  • Mistakes People Make When Protecting Their Home and Assets

    As most people know, asset protection is vital when creating a sound estate plan. However, when faced with the prospect of becoming incapacitated, many people act in haste and make mistakes when planning for the future. Learn more about some of the mistakes people make when protecting their home and assets

  • Learning About Urinary Tract Infections in the Elderly

    When it comes to the elderly, urinary tract infections (UTI) are not just a nuisance. Urinary tract infections in the elderly can lead to serious symptoms more quickly. Older people are more vulnerable to this infection because the immune system decreases with age. Other issues that are more prevalent in older people also increase the risk, such as urinary incontinence and poor bladder emptying.

    Common UTI Symptoms

  • What You Need to Know About Sundowner's Syndrome

    Sundown syndrome, also known as “sundowning”, affects some people who have Alzheimer's disease and dementia. Sundowner's syndrome results in various behavioral changes in elderly people just before it gets dark outside. It is not known what causes this syndrome, but there are things caregivers can do to help their loved one.

    Aggravating Factors

  • Considering Options for Long-Term Care of Alzheimers

    If you are caring for someone who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's or another form of dementia, it's important to think about long-term care options. Consider the following options for long-term care of Alzheimer’s:

     

  • Learning About Vaccines for Seniors

    Vaccines work to prevent a variety of potentially deadly diseases. However, many seniors are not up-to-date on vaccines and may require boosters to stay protected.

    Are all of your vaccinations current? If you are over age 65, there is a good chance that several of your vaccines require boosters. Being current on your vaccinations helps to prevent many serious diseases and infections, such as measles, tetanus, and mumps.

    What is in a Vaccine?