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Kidney Stones on The Rise in Women: What To Know

Kidney stones are deposits of minerals and acid salts that have stuck together to form a mass. It’s usually found in concentrated urine. The most common symptom is severe abdominal pain. Research is finding that kidney stones are becoming more common in people, especially women. A recent study examined the medical records of 7,200 residents[…]

Depression in Seniors: A Pressing Issue

Depression affects around six million Americans ages 65 and older. It can lead to increased risk of cardiac disease and raises the risk of mortality from illnesses. It can also lead to suicide. In fact, suicide rates for people 80-84 are double that of the general population. Here are some ways we can combat this[…]

Alzheimer’s: Ways to Stay Connected to A Loved One

Alzheimer’s often presents major obstacles in communication. This is because of the decline in cognitive function. Oftentimes, these obstacles can cause family and friends to no longer be able to connect as effectively with loved ones. This, in turn, can lead to stress and sadness. However, there are ways to keep connected with a loved[…]

Tips for a Better Night’s Sleep

Sleep is important. Without a proper amount of sleep, we do not function as well. Prolonged periods of sleep depravation can lead to serious health issues. According to the Centers for Disease Control, eight out of 10 Americans feel like they need more sleep than they currently get. Here are some tips for a better[…]

Preventing Back Pain and Injury Among Family Caregivers

Caregiving comes with certain risks. One of them can be back pain. It is not uncommon for caregivers to experience pain or injury as a result of their duties. It often comes from lifting and transporting the loved ones they care for. Below are some simple tips for preventing back pain. • Admit to feeling[…]

New Physical Activity Guidelines State Even 2-Minute Walks Count Towards Health

Physical activity is important for overall health. Many are probably aware of the American Heart Association’s recommended guidelines of 150 to 300 minutes of moderate aerobic activity a week. New guidelines have been issued that state just 2 minutes of activity has enough effect to be added towards the weekly recommended amount. Previous guidelines stated[…]

Tips for Avoiding Weight Gain Over the Holidays

The holidays are a time of merriment and fun. It seems like there is almost no end to holiday goodies and treats out there. This can lead to unwanted weight gain. Maintaining a healthy weight is important for overall wellbeing. Here are some tips to keep the pounds off this holiday season. • Stay active:[…]

Stop Elder Abuse: Prevention Tips

Seniors are one of the most vulnerable population groups in our society. The National Committee for The Prevention Of Elder Abuse states about five percent of seniors have suffered abuse. With the population of seniors expected to get bigger in the coming years, this is an issue that needs to be discussed. Below are some[…]

Tips for Avoiding Charity Scams

With the holidays upon us, many people think about giving back. One of the most common ways is by donating to charities. While there are plenty of good, legitimate, organizations, there are also many scam artists waiting to take advantage. Here are four general tips for avoiding fraud. Plan your contributions in advance: Impulse giving[…]

Ways to Support a Family Caregiver

Family caregivers fill an important, time-consuming role. This can limit opportunities for social interactions with the caregiver. However, there are other ways to support a family caregiver besides social activity. • Listen to them: Let them know that you are there if they need someone to talk to. At times, caregivers may need someone they[…]