Colorectal Cancer: 1 in 17

Colon cancer, also known as colorectal cancer, is the third most common, behind lung and prostate cancer. The Mayo Clinic reports that one in every 17 Americans will have colorectal…

Seniors and Parkinson’s Disease

Some quick, interesting facts: According to the National Parkinson Foundation, over a million people have Parkinson’s disease, and 60,000 new cases are diagnosed each year – usually among those over 65….

Shingles: Seniors Are Still At Risk

Did you know that a whopping fifty percent of all people living in the United States will contract shingles by the time they are 80 years old? How about this:…

Seniors and Osteoporosis

Over 3 million people in this country are diagnosed with osteoporosis each year. 44 million people have low bone density. While the effects of osteoporosis can begin even as early…

Caffeine: The Good, Bad and Otherwise for Seniors

Coffee. Do we have your attention now? This seemingly magical elixir seems to be the life force for many of us, especially as we prepare to greet (and sometimes even…

Choosing an Aide or Assisted Living Facility for your Parent

In their later years, our elderly parents sometimes reach a point in their lives where it is safer and more sensible to enlist the care of others to make sure…

Hearing Loss in Seniors

Does your Mom or Dad have difficulty hearing you whenever you talk on the phone, or even face-to-face? Do they regularly turn up the television or radio to an extremely…

Insomnia in our Elderly Parents

Nearly half of all American adults over 60 suffer from insomnia. Yes. Defined as difficulty falling and/or remaining asleep, insomnia is often overlooked during our loved ones’ senior years. But…

Putting their best feet forward: Elderly Foot Care

Proper foot care is something that many of us frequently tend to overlook or under-prioritize at any age. But when you consider the very simple and real fact that our…

Is a pet a good idea for your elderly loved one?

Having a pet can be one of life’s biggest joys. The warm bonding that occurs over the years quickly turns them into cherished members of our families. They give us…