Supplements and Herbal Remedies

Dietary Supplements and Herbal Remedies for the Elderly Herbal Medicine Risks First things first, what are dietary supplements and herbal remedies? These substances are used to add nutrients to a person’s diet or improve their overall health. Many herbal remedies and supplements contain vitamins, minerals, fiber, amino acids, herbs, enzymes, or fish oils. While dietary […]

Drug-Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interactions in Elderly Patients Common Drug Interactions It’s no surprise that seniors can sometimes struggle when it comes to managing medication regimens. It’s not uncommon for care providers to discover there is confusion surrounding when and how to take medications, as well as any potential interactions.  It’s important to note that as someone ages, […]

Drug Misuse

How to Avoid Elderly Drug Abuse and Misuse Elderly and Drugs It can sometimes be challenging for seniors to admit they need help. This means issues and concerns can sometimes be ignored or glossed over. And for most things, that might be okay, but when it comes to properly taking medications and maintaining a healthy […]

Alcoholism

Alcohol and Seniors: Understanding Warning Signs Elderly Alcohol Abuse Did you know that a small percentage of people don’t start drinking heavily until they are elderly? While issues with alcohol are possible at any age, it’s sometimes harder to pinpoint in the elderly. As a person ages, their tolerance can lower for alcohol giving them […]

Benefits of Walking for Older Adults: Exercise for Your Health

Walking Tips for Seniors Everyone knows the importance of getting exercise. But, as you age, the options for improving cardiovascular health can seem limited. Starting a new exercise routine isn’t always the best course of action. Luckily, walking is a simple, heart-healthy option that is always available regardless of age.  How to Start a Walking […]

Vision Health in Seniors: Understanding the Importance

Senior Eye Vision It’s no surprise that seniors (ages 65 and over) are more susceptible to issues with eyesight and vision health. But, did you know that health issues affecting other parts of your body can actually take a toll on vision health? Regular eye exams become more and more important as someone ages.   […]

Skin Care and Aging: Tips for Aging Gracefully

Skin Care and Aging As with most things, skin changes as people age. And, since the human body’s skin is one of the things most easily taken for granted, it’s important to take a few minutes to explore what happens as someone ages. Over time, skin becomes thinner, loses fat, and no longer appears plump […]

Malnutrition in Seniors: Understanding Symptoms and Treatments

Malnutrition in Seniors It’s common at any age to fall into poor eating habits. But, as people age, the risk of poor nutrition becomes a significant threat. One out of every two seniors is at risk of developing malnutrition, making it something that all seniors and caregivers should be acutely aware of. One of the […]

Urinary Incontinence: Risks and Treatments for the Aging

Incontinence in the Elderly Incontinence can happen at any age but is more common in aging adults. This common part of aging can sometimes cause stress and frustration. There are a variety of risk factors that lead to the development of this issue, but it could be caused by something as simple as not drinking […]

Hyperthermia and Heat Exposure: Understanding the Symptoms and Risks for Seniors

Why Are Seniors Susceptible to Hyperthermia and Heat Exhaustion? It’s no surprise that the elderly (ages 65 and over) are more susceptible to heat stress than younger people. The reason is simple. Elderly people cannot adjust to sudden changes in temperatures the same way younger individuals can. When exposed to extreme heat, it’s very important […]