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By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on September 16, 2021

Celiac disease is a genetic autoimmune condition that seniors are at risk of developing. Even though adults may have tested negative for the disease in the past, they can still be diagnosed with the condition later on. Learn about factors that increase an older adult’s risk of celiac disease and…

By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on September 9, 2021

Before World War II, it was common in American households to have several generations living under one roof. This created an opportunity for parents to work while grandparents took responsibility for child care, allowing everyone to save money on things like housing. Today, many adult children are making the choice…

By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on August 26, 2021

Researchers have become interested in the issue of SuperAgers and their possible reduced risk of cognitive decline. The term “SuperAgers” was first introduced by Marsel Mesulam, the director of the Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease Center (CNADC) at Northwestern University. It refers to an elderly individual whose attention and memory…

By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on August 19, 2021

There’s a temptation among seniors to use medications past their expiration dates because of high cost, lack of insurance, or the need to visit a doctor to renew a prescription. Many won’t throw away their medications if they have extra on hand or their doctors switch their prescriptions, but seniors…

By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on August 12, 2021

Many employees look forward to retiring, but more seniors than ever are now returning to work. While some of them need the extra money, others do it for the physical and mental benefits. Finding the perfect job after retirement can provide seniors with many benefits, such as extra money and…

By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on August 5, 2021

Due to its many health benefits, coconut oil is gaining popularity among many age groups, including seniors. Coconut oil can boost skin and heart health and enhance quality of life for older adults with Alzheimer’s disease. Here are some ways seniors with Alzheimer’s can benefit from using coconut oil. Boosts…

By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on July 29, 2021

A person is never too old to learn something new, and seniors can benefit from increasing their knowledge across a broad range of subjects. During the senior years, making learning a priority can result in the following benefits.  1. Increase Verbal Capacity The risk of health conditions that affect speech…

By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on July 22, 2021

Downsizing has become a popular trend among seniors who prefer to simplify their lifestyle, yet it does require some planning and adjustment. As your senior loved one prepares to downsize, use these strategies to make things easier as he or she moves to a smaller space.  1. Use the Sticky…

By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on July 15, 2021

A California study of more than 2,000 older women found fewer instances of cognitive impairment in seniors with large social circles. This is just one example of a growing body of evidence highlighting the benefits of social interaction for elderly people. Here are some of the additional benefits of remaining…

By Matthew Princiotto, 9:00 am on July 8, 2021

Family caregivers often go about their days trying to balance caring for their aging loved ones, working, and raising children. Just getting through the day can be difficult, not leaving much time to think about what would happen during an emergency. Yet taking the time to properly plan for the…