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7 Do’s and Don’ts When Driving an Older Adult Around Town

7 Do’s and Don’ts When Driving an Older Adult Around Town

Sure, you’ve been driving with your loved one for what seems like forever. But his or her changing needs may mean that a few adjustments are in order that will make outings, short or long, more enjoyable for all. Some do’s and don’ts: 1. Do provide a...
Tips for Better Management of Your Pain

Tips for Better Management of Your Pain

Keep a positive attitude. Arthritis may limit some of the things you can do, but it doesn’t have to control your life. One way to reduce your pain is to build your life around wellness, not pain or sickness. This means thinking positive thoughts having a sense...
Tips for Keeping Your Mind Sharp

Tips for Keeping Your Mind Sharp

Like the body, the mind also needs to function to stay fit. This is why you should keep indulging in activities that will require the brain to function constantly. Solving puzzles is the number one choice for keeping brain sharp as you age. Apart from puzzles and...
Tips for Preventing Heat-Related Illness

Tips for Preventing Heat-Related Illness

The best defense is prevention. Here are some prevention tips: Drink more fluids (nonalcoholic), regardless of your activity level. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink. Warning: If your doctor generally limits the amount of fluid you drink or has you on water...
Glaucoma

Glaucoma

If you are facing a glaucoma diagnosis, the most important thing to remember is that you are not alone. More than 2.2 million Americans aged 40 and older have glaucoma. Don’t limit your life because of glaucoma, as most glaucoma patients never go blind. If...
Caring for Your Feet

Caring for Your Feet

Taking good care of your feet is very important. Certain medical conditions, such as diabetes, require you to be careful and monitor your feet more closely. Some helpful hints for good foot care are: Keep a close eye on your feet. Look at them daily to check for...
Congestive Heart Failure

Congestive Heart Failure

Lifestyle Modifications After congestive heart failure is diagnosed, treatment should be started immediately. Perhaps the most important and yet most neglected aspect of treatment involves lifestyle modifications. Sodium causes an increase in fluid accumulation in the...
A Healthy Diet for People With Congestive Heart Failure

A Healthy Diet for People With Congestive Heart Failure

Every year in the United States, about 5 million people suffer from congestive heart failure, according to the Patient Education Institute. Congestive heart failure occurs when your heart is unable to efficiently pump enough blood throughout your body to meet your...
7 Tips for Avoiding Elderly Heat Stroke & Exhaustion

7 Tips for Avoiding Elderly Heat Stroke & Exhaustion

Hot weather is dangerous, and seniors are particularly prone to its threat. Elderly heat stroke and heat exhaustion are a real problem. In fact, a recent University of Chicago Medical Center study found that 40% of heat-related fatalities in the U.S. were among people...