High Blood Pressure in Seniors

Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, affects two out of every three people over the age of 75. Medically defined as “blood pressure that measures over 140/90 mm Hg”…

Could Your Elderly Loved One Be a Hoarder?

Piles of clothing multiple feet high, that hasn’t been worn for years. Boxes upon boxes of magazine clippings that crumble into dust when you touch them. Spoiled food from months…

Lung Cancer: Children of Seniors, Take Note

Lung cancer is the most common cancer in the world. In the U.S., following prostate cancer in men and breast cancer in women, lung cancer is the most common, with…

Asthma: Seniors Get It Too

Coughing. Wheezing. Difficulty breathing. Tightening of the chest. Asthma has long been considered an affliction of the young, as many people begin exhibiting symptoms as early as before grade school….

Prostate Cancer: Still Prevalent Amid Advances

Prostate cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death in men, affecting one in six in their lifetimes, according to the National Institute of Health. Also a fact:…

Caregiver Burnout

If you could steal a few hours for yourself each day, what would that look like: Exercise? Sitting down with a good book? Catching up on 4 weeks of your…

Prescriptions: Elderly Substance Abuse, Part 1

People are living longer lives than ever before. This can largely be attributed to us leading healthier lifestyles that include getting adequate exercise and partaking in diets low in saturated…

Traveling With Your Aging Parents

The holidays bring families together. Well, actually… planes, trains and automobiles do. And if this holiday season includes travel with your elderly parents, a little planning and preparation can go…

Healthy Eating for Elderly Loved Ones

The goose is getting fat. And the turkey is beginning to suspect a few things. Thanksgiving may be an odd time to discuss healthy eating, since many of us tend…

Children and the Elder Caregiving Process

These days, the thought of a modern 13-year-old child sharing a space with an 90-year-old might seem somewhat inconceivable to some – if not downright funny. How could a 90-year-old…