Category: Senior Health

Ways to Manage Sundowning in Seniors with Alzheimer’s

As a caregiver to someone with Alzheimer’s, you may have noticed changes in their personality in the late afternoon or early evening. These changes could be because of sundowning. According to AARP, roughly 20% of people with Alzheimer’s experience sundowning, which is also referred to as sundown syndrome and sundowners. The changes in seniors experiencing […]

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Reasons for Incontinence in Seniors and Ways to Better Manage It

One of the most common health concerns that affects seniors is also one of the least openly discussed: incontinence. Incontinence in seniors is more common in women than in men, but it affects many older adults.  There are a variety of reasons incontinence may occur. In the short term, irritation or infection, constipation, and urinary […]

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The New Seasonal Flu Vaccine for Seniors

Flu season is almost here, and that means it’s time to start making vaccination plans. Complications from the flu are dangerous for everyone, but they can have particularly damaging effects for older adults. Seniors are at the highest risk for flu-related deaths, and tend to have a poor immune response against the disease. The CDC […]

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Heart-Healthy Tips for Seniors: Preventing Cardiovascular Disease

You may know that cardiovascular disease is on the rise in the United States, but did you know it’s the number one cause of death of individuals of either gender? These statistics are sobering, but the good news is, there are a number of heart-healthy tips for seniors that can help your loved ones mitigate […]

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