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Tips for Long-Distance Caregivers: Health Changes You Can See, Hear, and Read

In a perfect world, we’d all live close to our aging parents and grandparents. But careers and the needs of our immediate families often cause us to become long-distance caregivers, spending less time face to face with aging loved ones than we might like. Read More

Why Seniors Refuse to Eat and What You Can Do About It

Here is a great article about some of the reasons seniors stop eating from agingcare.com. Written BY LEONARD J. HANSEN Read More

Resources for Caregivers

Over 15 million Americans provide unpaid care to older adult. Read More

Prevent Injuries from Falls

The number of older Americans who fall and suffer serious injuries is soaring. One in every three adults ages 65 and older will fall this year. Read More

Senior Safety in Summertime Heat

With the heat of summer upon us it is important to pay close attention to the senior citizens of your community. The elderly population is more prone to heat stress than their younger counterparts. Read more on tips for helping seniors stay safe this summer. Read More

Tips to Stay Healthy and Hydrated

The next time you feel unusually tired, weak or lightheaded, take a moment to recall how much water or fluids you have consumed in the last 24 hours. Thousands of seniors are hospitalized every year due to symptoms caused by dehydration. These symptoms are often mistaken or misdiagnosed as other illnesses and can be avoided simply by drinking more water. Read More

Seniors & Pets

Have you ever wondered if you should get a pet? Seniors may actually benefit from owning one. Check out what our guest blogger has to say about this topic! Read More

Depression and Seniors:What to Look out For

Mental health and depression have been in the spotlight ever since the recent suicide of Robin Williams that so tragically demonstrated no one is immune to the disorder. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) reports that 6.5 million seniors suffer from depression, a condition that is particularly hard to diagnose among the aging population. Read More

Study Sheds Light on Broadening Hunger Problem

About one in seven Americans—more than 46 million people—rely on such programs to get by, according to the study, which involved confidential surveys of more than 60,000 recipients of food aid from groups affiliated with Feeding America, a network of 200 food banks that distribute donated food to programs in all 50 states. Read More

How Much Sodium Do Seniors Need in Their Diets?

Although salt and sodium often get a bad reputation in the health and nutrition industry, a small amount of the nutrient is necessary for proper body functioning. Sodium helps maintain fluid balance in the body and is crucial for nerve impulse conduction and muscle contraction. But too much sodium can lead to high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease. Read More

Help a Loved One Eat Right

It may take a little work to figure out what's keeping your loved one from eating, but once you do, you can help. Two experts -- Mary Fennell Lyles, MD, and geriatrics dietitian Dixie Yow, RD -- offer these tips to make sure your loved one is getting the nutrition they need. Read More

What I Learned in Five Days on a Senior's Food Stamp Budget

As I approached this challenge, I called upon my knowledge of hunger as an issue and reflected upon my own past when living on a tight budget and stretching a limited food supply. Going in, I knew that it wouldn’t be easy, but I thought my own experiences might have somewhat prepared me for the road ahead. I was wrong. Read More

Volunteer and its Surprising Benefits

With busy lives, it can be hard to find time to volunteer. However, the benefits of volunteering are enormous to you, your family, and your community. The right match can help you find friends, reach out to the community, learn new skills, and even advance your career. Volunteering can also help protect your mental and physical health. Learn more about the many benefits of volunteering and find tips on getting started as a volunteer. Read More

Volunteering - A Great Way to Learn Real Executive Leadership

One of the most powerful ways for younger managers to understand and experience the type of leadership needed for the C-Suite is to do volunteer work early in their careers. This is because the type of leadership at the top is akin to being a leader of volunteers, it is not about carrots and sticks but about persuasion and getting people to grasp and follow your vision. Read More