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By Kathy Herrfeldt, 9:00 am on January 18, 2021

As seniors age, they may experience a variety of issues, including weakened arms. However, there are various activities and exercises that can help seniors boost their arm strength and flexibility. Here are some fun arm-strengthening activities for seniors to try.  Swimming  Swimming laps is one of the best pool activities…

By Kathy Herrfeldt, 9:00 am on January 4, 2021

Emphysema is a disease in which the small air sacs in the lungs are destroyed after long-term exposure to environmental toxins or cigarette smoke. The air sacs, called alveoli, are unable to expand to take in oxygen and cannot shrink to force out carbon dioxide, which can make breathing difficult…

By Kathy Herrfeldt, 9:00 am on December 21, 2020

As seniors age, they may begin to experience mobility issues that make it difficult to enjoy many of the activities they participated in during their younger years. However, living with limited mobility doesn’t mean seniors can’t continue to have a good time. Take a look at a few activities that…

By Kathy Herrfeldt, 9:00 am on December 7, 2020

It’s not easy living with diabetes. However, by understanding the condition and finding the right support services, it’s possible to adopt a healthy lifestyle without going through a number of overwhelming changes all at once. Statistics indicate almost half of diabetics over the age of 60 who alter their lifestyles…

By Kathy Herrfeldt, 9:00 am on November 16, 2020

  Reflexology is similar to massage therapy in several ways. A reflexologist typically applies pressure to the hands, feet, face, and the outer parts of the ears. These are considered reflex areas, and it’s believed that stimulating them can alleviate health problems such as pain and stiffness. Here are some…

By Kathy Herrfeldt, 9:00 am on November 2, 2020

Telemedicine refers to the exchange of medical information via electronic communications to boost an individual’s general health and wellbeing, and it’s often used to provide healthcare services to the elderly. This approach to connecting with medical professionals was once considered a novelty, but it’s becoming increasingly common. If you have…

By Kathy Herrfeldt, 9:00 am on October 19, 2020

If you’re caring for a senior loved one with arthritis, it’s understandable to want to help him or her retain as much independence as possible, and you should start by helping your loved one get into the right frame of mind. Arthritis isn’t something that has to be accepted as…

By Kathy Herrfeldt, 9:00 am on October 5, 2020

When seniors are diagnosed with dementia, their level of social activity is often one of the first things to decrease. Many people forget humans are social beings who need friends and social interaction regardless of their mental condition. Whether your aging loved one visits with friends or relies on a…

By Kathy Herrfeldt, 9:00 am on September 21, 2020

Each year, more than 20 million Americans seek the assistance of chiropractors, and many of these people are over the age of 65. Pain and discomfort in the back, spine, neck, and joints can be more difficult to manage during the senior years, which creates a greater need for older…

By Kathy Herrfeldt, 9:00 am on September 7, 2020

Cataracts and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) are among the most common causes of vision loss in older people. The nutrients that are all essential in preventing these types of vision impairment include omega-3 fatty acids, lutein, zeaxanthin, zinc, and vitamins E and C. Consider serving your senior loved one the…