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By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on October 23, 2020

Aspirin has long been called a wonder drug due to its ability to prevent heart attacks and strokes because it interferes with the blood’s clotting ability. When we bleed, our blood platelets build up, creating a plug that seals an opening in a blood vessel. These clots can also develop…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on October 9, 2020

Falling is especially hazardous for seniors, who take longer to heal and are at greater risk for fractures and broken bones. For an elderly person, a fall could lead to significantly decreased mobility and independence. To keep your senior loved one healthy and active, here are five tips to reduce…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on September 18, 2020

With age, the level of cholesterol, a fat-like substance present in the blood, naturally tends to rise. Because there are substantial risks associated with high cholesterol, seniors must be especially careful to maintain good cholesterol levels. It’s important to understand the dangers of high cholesterol and lifestyle changes that can…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on September 4, 2020

Bad breath, or halitosis, is very common among seniors, and some aging adults are far more likely to have bad breath than others. Many of the reasons for a senior’s bad breath can be addressed at home without medical intervention, while other causes may require the care of a dentist…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on August 21, 2020

  The early signs of dementia are often subtle and can mimic other health conditions. If you notice any of the following warning signs in your senior loved one, encourage him or her to consult a healthcare provider for an accurate diagnosis. While there’s no cure for dementia, early treatment…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on August 7, 2020

Spending time with your elderly parent brings back childhood memories of activities you enjoyed when you were a child. Now, you can return your parent’s efforts at keeping you entertained by planning a few awesome activities that keep him or her engaged. These are some of the best things you…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on July 24, 2020

As adults get older, some things tend to naturally fall by the wayside. For some seniors, this means overlooking oral health, which involves more than just regular brushing. In fact, dental health is linked to overall health in ways that aren’t always obvious, which is why it’s just as important…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on July 10, 2020

Arthritis is one of the leading causes of chronic pain for older adults. Although there are medications that can manage your senior loved one’s condition, it also helps to try natural remedies that ease pain and stiffness. Your loved one can work through these six strategies to increase comfort. 1….

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on June 19, 2020

Parkinson’s is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that affects the central nervous system. The disease is more common in people over the age of 60. However, there are steps seniors can take to reduce their risk of Parkinson’s, including the tips mentioned below. 1. Limit Exposure to Dangerous Chemicals Where your…

By Angie Kunnath, 9:00 am on June 5, 2020

You might have started out as a family caregiver with a spring in your step and joy about being able to take on this role. A positive attitude goes a long way toward helping you function well as a caregiver, but it doesn’t take long for exhaustion to kick in…