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Be Cautious about the Flops

As temperatures rise and the sun graces us with its warmth, it’s tempting to slip into those beloved flip-flops for a carefree stroll. But before you do, consider this: despite their convenience and charm, flip-flops might not be the best choice for your summer footwear. In fact, they can pose serious risks to your health, […]

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Remember to Take Your Medication!

Forgetting to take a medication might seem trivial—after all, it’s just one little pill! But missed doses can have significant consequences for both short-term and long-term health outcomes. Whether it’s one pill or ten, maintaining consistency can be challenging, especially with multiple daily doses, specific time intervals, and changing dosages. Keeping track of everything is […]

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Summer Tips for Staying Cool and Hydrated

As temperatures are on the rise, it’s important to ensure your loved one stays cool and hydrated. Here are some practical tips to help: Use Measurable Containers Tracking fluid intake can be challenging for some elders. Using water bottles and pitchers with measurement lines or motivational markers can help monitor daily water consumption. Support from […]

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Embrace the Outdoors: The Joys of Bird Watching for Seniors

As the warmth of spring and summer approaches, finding engaging outdoor activities becomes crucial for the happiness and health of our senior loved ones. One particularly delightful activity to consider is bird watching. Bird watching offers an opportunity to connect with nature, whether you’re in your yard, neighborhood, local parks, or walking trails. Taking the […]

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Supporting an Older Adult Transitioning to Wheelchair Use

When an older adult you love transitions to using a wheelchair, they may experience a mix of emotions such as fear, embarrassment, anger, and despair. Your support and reassurance can make a significant difference during this challenging time. Listen and Validate Emotions It’s essential to listen without trying to “fix” the situation or appearing condescending. […]

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June is Men’s Health Month

Men’s Health Month aims to raise awareness about preventable health issues and promote early detection and treatment of diseases in men and boys. Did you know that, on average, men die nearly five years earlier than women? One contributing factor is that men are often more hesitant to visit the doctor, according to menshealthmonth.org. Many […]

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The 7 Habits Bad for Your Joints

Your daily habits, from what you eat to how often you text, can significantly impact the health of your joints. Over decades of use, anything you do repeatedly is likely to cause wear and tear. This is especially true for the protective cushion between your bones known as cartilage. As we age, the risk of […]

Addressing Medication Discrepancies in Elderly Patients: A Vital Aspect of Geriatric Care. Picture of older Caucasian female and Caucasian female nurse organizing medication

Addressing Medication Discrepancies in Elderly Patients: A Vital Aspect of Geriatric Care

Medication management is a crucial aspect of healthcare for elderly patients, who often contend with multiple chronic conditions and complex medication regimens. However, medication discrepancies—discrepancies between what medications patients are prescribed and what they actually take—present significant challenges in the care of older adults. Let’s look into the causes and consequences of medication discrepancies in […]

The Best Protein Sources to Include in a Healthy Diet. Picture of eggs, mushrooms, cheese, fish and beef.

The Best Protein Sources to Include in a Healthy Diet

In the quest for a healthy lifestyle, protein is often heralded as the cornerstone of a balanced diet. Not only is it crucial for muscle repair and growth, but it also plays a vital role in many bodily functions, including enzyme production, immune system support, and hormone regulation. Incorporating high-quality protein sources into your diet […]

How Much Is Too Much When Watching TV? Picture of a middle aged caucasian male sitting on the couch in front of the TV eating pizza.

How Much Is Too Much When Watching TV?

Your mother probably told you this, but you thought she was just making it up. Actually, over the past 40 years, a number of studies have shown negative health effects related to watching TV for hours each day. A recent addition to this collection of studies is research published in the Journal of the American Medical […]