Switching roles: Parenting your parents

Switching roles: Parenting your parents

Watching your parents age can be challenging. They may be slowing down, losing their independence or developing dementia. Most likely, they will need various kinds of help and support as time goes on.

Chair Exercises for Seniors

Chair Exercises for Seniors

We all need exercise, but how can you get it if you have limited mobility? You can use your chair as a mini-gym! Just find a sturdy chair without wheels or arms and try the exercises below. They’re a great way to help you stay in shape and they can be adapted to...
UTIs in the Elderly

UTIs in the Elderly

UTIs, or Urinary Tract Infections, are common infections that are usually easily treated with antibiotics. But, when they go undiagnosed, they can cause serious health concerns. Sometimes it is difficult to figure out if an older adult has a UTI because they don’t...
5 Tips to Prevent Falls

5 Tips to Prevent Falls

This fall, help your loved one avoid an injury. Celebrate Falls Prevention Awareness Day on September 22 by fall-proofing the home of an older friend or relative. Six out of every 10 falls happen at home where we spend much of our time and also tend to move around...
Vaccines for the Elderly

Vaccines for the Elderly

Did you know that getting vaccinated is just as important for seniors as it is for children? Based on decades of research, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends several vaccines for the elderly, after age 60. All adults should ask their doctor...