Blood Pressure: How Good is “Good Enough?”

New Study Offers Different Perspective on Blood Pressure for Older Adults Prevailing medical thought has generally agreed that systolic blood pressure–usually the first number in a blood pressure reading, and the higher of the two–should be kept under 140. High blood pressure raises significant concern as blood vessels weaken, and it is often a precursor […]

What’s on Your Senior Menu?

There’s less than a week to go to Thanksgiving. Travel plans are all in order. Menus are set. We’re all set to smile tolerantly in the face of whatever familial tortures are headed our way. It’s a holiday. It’s a time for family to get together. It’ll be over soon. We can get through it. […]

3 Simple Habits Seniors Can Practice to Stay Healthy

Weak Immune Systems Place Elderly At Risk As people age, their immune systems become less effective. Exposure to everyday household germs and pathogens that wouldn’t pose a risk for a stronger immune system can cause recurrent illnesses in elderly people. Those illnesses can also cause significant complications in a body that isn’t as healthy as […]

Helping Seniors Manage Arthritis Pain

Diagnosing Arthritis in Seniors Perhaps one of the most painful accompaniments of aging is the development of arthritis. Almost half of seniors over the age of 65 have some form of chronic arthritis, making it difficult to perform daily tasks or routine movements without significant pain. While arthritis cannot be cured, it can be managed with […]

Five Ways to Improve Your Elderly Loved One’s Quality of Life

What Matters Most to Seniors During the Golden Years? Quality of life issues rank high on the list of concerns family members face as their loved ones begin to age. Will Mom and Dad enjoy retirement and relish their golden years, or will they be one of the 7 million Americans over the age of 65 […]

How to Protect Your Elderly Loved Ones from Elder Abuse

Elder Abuse Cases Can Be Prevented Elder abuse happens more often than we like to think, and because many vulnerable seniors live alone with few visitors, cases often go unreported. Abuse can be physical, psychological, or financial, and may reduce the life expectancy of victims. However, the good news is that abuse can be prevented. […]