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Overcoming Senior Isolation

Senior isolation may occur when a senior family member lives alone, has limited social interaction with peers, or does not actively engage in maintaining friendships and relationships.

Easy-To-Do Mental Exercises For Seniors

There are many ways in which seniors can engage in mental exercises. On their own, with a friend or family member, or with a caregiver.

Exercise & Fitness For Seniors

Regular exercise can help prevent or delay certain diseases and conditions. Some of these include Alzheimer's, heart disease, diabetes, obesity and osteoporosis.

Sleep & Aging: How They Relate

Many people, including older people themselves, believe that you need less sleep as you age. The truth is that as you age you get less sleep—not that you need it less.

Watching Your Own Well-Being As A Caregiver

In the case of family caregivers, the job is done out of love, because they care and because their loved one will be more comforted by the familiar face of a family member than a stranger. The question is: Who is caring for the caregivers?

Hospital Discharge Process: What To Expect

With hospital stays now shorter than ever due to Medicare restrictions and an increase in managed care, hospital discharge planning is more important than ever.

Admitting A Loved One To A Hospital

Whether young or old, few people like the thought of being admitted to the hospital.

Arthritis & Seniors: The Basics

Caring for someone who has arthritis requires you to understand what arthritis is and how it impacts the body.

Memory Loss & Seniors: The Basics

Though everyone ages, bodies age in unique ways, including brains. For many, memory loss is a concern, either because of a family history or a personal fear.

Osteoporosis & Seniors: The Basics

Osteoporosis is a disease that can affect people of any age. It strikes particularly hard at seniors, and especially at seniors living in the United States.

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