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By AH Columbus, 9:00 am on April 25, 2024

As people age, their risk of strokes rises. While little can be done about family history or genetic predisposition, changes in lifestyle habits can reduce an aging adult’s stroke risk. Here are some alternate ways your senior loved one can lower the risk of strokes.  1. Consume Fish Oil Oils found in salmon, mackerel, and …

By AH Columbus, 9:00 am on April 11, 2024

As the days get longer and the temperatures rise, seniors should be encouraged to go outside and enjoy the pleasant weather. A few hours of sunshine can increase vitamin D production and boost mood. Here are six outdoor activities perfect for the season.    1. Walking For mobile seniors, spring is the perfect time of …

By AH Columbus, 9:00 am on March 28, 2024

Seniors often find it difficult to follow the recommendations for good oral health. For instance, holding a toothbrush can be challenging for people with muscle weakness or arthritis, and flossing may feel impossible for someone who lacks hand dexterity. Finding ways to overcome these challenges is critical, since your senior loved one’s oral health affects …

By AH Columbus, 9:00 am on March 14, 2024

Activities that provide mental, emotional, and physical stimulation are essential for seniors with Alzheimer’s because they can slow the progression of the disease. You should choose activities based on your elderly loved one’s abilities and preferences. Continue reading to find positive everyday activities your parent with Alzheimer’s can add to his or her routine.  Baking …

By AH Columbus, 9:00 am on March 5, 2024

Potassium is an essential macronutrient that supports many vital functions in the body. It plays a major role in the synthesis of proteins, supporting the skeletal system, electrolyte balance, and the electrical activity in the heart. In fact, a recent study has shown that one of the most important dietary changes people can make to …

By AH Columbus, 9:00 am on March 4, 2024

According to a study published in the journal Neurology, depression is, at the very least, a risk factor for dementia. The extensive study involved nearly 2,000 participants with an average age of 77 who had no signs of dementia when the study began. At the conclusion of the study, about half of the participants exhibited …

By AH Columbus, 9:00 am on February 29, 2024

It’s great if your senior loved one fully embraces the good things about being older and wiser. Still, your loved one probably isn’t thrilled about the potential health risks associated with aging. While there’s nothing anyone can do to stop the aging process, there are some foods you can encourage your loved one to include …

By AH Columbus, 9:00 am on February 21, 2024

Obesity is the leading cause of cardiovascular conditions and strokes in the elderly. When combined with preexisting medical conditions and certain prescription drugs, obesity can be harmful to your senior loved one. Here are some strategies to prevent obesity among aging adults.  Encourage Mild Exercise Even mild forms of exercise can boost metabolism and promote …