5 Tips for Managing Knee Pain

Older adults often suffer from knee pain due to osteoarthritis, a kind of arthritis. Osteoarthritis occurs because of the stress a person puts on the joints during their lifetime. Bone tissue is constantly broken down and repaired. However, when a person has osteoarthritis, they body cannot keep up with the demand to repair the joints and they become worn down and damaged. When knees are painful, … [Read more...]

Tips for Talking to Your Senior About Their Weight Goals During Healthy Weight Week

January 22nd through 26th is healthy weight week. As a family caregiver, this is the ideal opportunity to talk to your aging loved one about their goals regarding their weight, and any weight loss they may want to pursue. This is particularly effective during this time as it is the beginning of the year and you can look ahead to all the opportunities the fresh year presents to you. Talking to your … [Read more...]

Are There Assistive Devices for Aging Adults Who Have Trouble Seeing Well?

When your elderly family member starts to have trouble seeing well, you might wonder if there are any tools or devices that can help. New devices for vision-impaired seniors are developed all the time, so be sure to keep experimenting to find the right fit for your loved one. Flashlights and Task Lights. Many times lighting is one of the best tools your elderly family member can have in … [Read more...]

Should Dad Have a Medical Alert System?

The top cause of injuries for senior citizens, according to the Centers for Disease Control, are falls. In fact, in 2014, 2.8 million Americans were treated in emergency rooms because of falls and 27,000 died as a result of a fall. With statistics like these, it’s no wonder that so many senior citizens worry about falling and so many children of senior parents share the same worry. There’s a great … [Read more...]

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