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Why Hobbies Are Good For Your Health

According to Concordia University in Montreal, taking up hobbies can help boost your mental health and fend off dementia. No matter which hobby you pick up, whether it’s reading or socializing, it can make you feel younger and happier as you age. Even better,...

Summer Activities For Seniors

Everyone loves warm summer weather, and for seniors, it’s a great time to enjoy the outdoors and have some fun in the sun. While many people head for the beach, seniors enjoy participating in a wide variety of summer attractions. Here are the top 12 summer activities...

Signs Of Malnutrition and Dehydration

Since older adults are often less active, they may not realize they’re not drinking enough water and eating enough nutritious foods to sustain good health. For some, it can be a matter of simple forgetfulness, but others may have difficulty shopping and preparing...

Embracing Technology As We Age

Seniors and technology can go hand in hand, with a little help. Older adults have witnessed such massive technology change over a few short decades that the modern world feels like an epic science fiction story, in which complex gadgetry has the starring role. Seniors...

How Seniors Can Prevent Falls

Aging makes you increasingly susceptible to sudden falls, and the potential for lasting injuries may leave you with physical pain and feelings of helplessness. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identified falls as the leading cause of injury in...

Can a Brain Diet Prevent Alzheimer’s?

As we learn more and more about how certain foods affect our health, we have come to understand that eating well keeps us healthy as we age. As more Americans choose unhealthy diets, obesity rates continue to increase and the quality of health decreases. So, what can...

Best Workouts for Older Adults

Staying active can help you look and feel great. An active lifestyle not only helps to prevent heart disease and diabetes but also to reduce arthritis pain. Exercising also improves your flexibility, mobility and balance, which is very important as you get older. By...

Great Questions to Ask Your Parents as They Age

As our parents age, we want to get to know them a little better. After all, they have spent their lives raising us, and now that we are all grown up, there are still many insights and lessons left to share. The next time you have a quiet moment together, here are some...

Your Guide to Healthy Eating

You are what you eat – that old adage we all know so well – still rings true today. From battling insomnia to boosting brain power, nutritious meals do a lot of work behind the scenes to keep us healthy and happy around the clock, but with so many diets to choose...

Signs and Symptoms of Dementia

Most people believe that dementia is a specific disease, but the fact is that dementia actually refers to a combination of symptoms that are caused by a variety of diseases. Alzheimer’s is one of the diseases associated with dementia. When dementia involves a...

Nine Self-Help Tips For Those With Lewy Body Dementia

Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) is a condition where a person develops the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease dementia in addition to the symptoms of Lewy body dementia. Sometimes misdiagnosed as Alzheimer’s disease, LBD is caused by abnormal microscopic protein...

Best Father’s Day Gifts for Older Dads

Shopping for Father’s Day can be a bit stressful, but it can be especially overwhelming if your dad is on the older side. Chances are that the last thing you want to give a man who has already lived a full life is another tie, so where do you get started searching for...

Tips for Finding Balance for Caregivers

Caring for a loved one can feel very rewarding and give you a certain purpose in your daily life but many caregivers put themselves second, making the needs of their loved ones the most important things they focus on. However, there’s a balance to everything in...

Can dementia be prevented or delayed?

These days, with all the advances in medicine, we have to wonder, is dementia prevention a reality? Although dementia is a general term used to define a wide variety of symptoms associated with cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease accounts for 60-80 percent of...