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Nourishing Seniors: Balancing Convenience with Health through Home Care Services. Picture of a young hispanic nursing aide assisting an older black male with meals at his home.

Nourishing Seniors: Balancing Convenience with Health through Home Care Services

As our society ages and lifestyles evolve, the dietary habits of older adults have come under scrutiny. One prominent concern is the increasing reliance on convenience foods among seniors. While these foods offer ease and simplicity, they often lack essential nutrients, raising questions about their impact on health. We delve into the reasons behind this […]

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Stand Up to Disability

Did you know standing for just one extra hour a day greatly reduces the risk of disability, especially for retirees?1 Sedentary behavior, or sitting, is a very strong risk factor for disability and limitations in activities of daily living (ADL). ADL limitations are those that affect a person’s ability to complete self-care tasks without assistance […]

The Advantages of Body-Weight Exercise. Picture of a young caucasian female exercising at home only using her body as any weight or resistance.

The Advantages of Body-Weight Exercise

All exercise is beneficial. But even stacked up against other types of workouts, body-weight exercise has a lot to offer. Not only does it provide an excellent workout, but it can also help you overcome some common excuses for avoiding exercise, like “I don’t have time to go to the gym” and “I don’t have […]

Understanding Mild Cognitive Impairment. Picture of an older black female with a puzzled look on her face.

Understanding Mild Cognitive Impairment

Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) refers to a condition characterized by noticeable cognitive decline that is greater than what is considered typical for a person’s age but does not interfere significantly with their daily functioning. MCI is often considered an intermediate stage between normal aging and dementia, particularly Alzheimer’s disease. While MCI can affect memory, thinking, […]

How Gardening Can Keep You Healthy, Mentally and Physically. Picture of an older caucasian male and female with the female riding in a wheelbarrow and both are laughing.

How Gardening Can Keep You Healthy, Mentally and Physically

Gardening is not only a rewarding hobby but also a beneficial activity that can contribute significantly to your overall health and well-being. Engaging in gardening provides numerous mental and physical health benefits that go beyond simply cultivating plants. Whether you have a spacious backyard or a small balcony, nurturing a garden can positively impact your […]

The Importance of Medication Adherence for Senior Health and Well-being. Picture of an older caucasian male and female with a young black nurse going over their medication.

The Importance of Medication Adherence for Senior Health and Well-being

As we age, our bodies may require medications to manage chronic conditions, alleviate symptoms, or prevent further health complications. However, the effectiveness of these medications heavily relies on one crucial factor: adherence. Medication adherence refers to taking medications as prescribed by healthcare professionals, in the right dose, at the right time, and for the specified […]

Does Hand Sanitizer Expire? Picture of a group of diverse hands being held straight up in the air.

Does Hand Sanitizer Expire?

With the events of COVID over the past few years, many people started using hand sanitizer more than before. Hand sanitizer is regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), so it is required by law to have a lot number and expiration date. The purpose of the expiration date is to show the time […]

Grip Strength Is Important. Picture of a caucasian hand squeezing a piece of exercise equipment to strengthen the hands.

Grip Strength Is Important  

When it comes to areas of improvement for strength, grip strength isn’t commonly talked about. Any activity involving our hands has us using grip strength. Here are some areas that grip strength helps us with. Grip strength, a measure of body function, has been suggested as a biomarker of aging.1 Biomarkers are medical signs at […]

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Aging or Depressed

Although depression is a mental health condition and is a widespread problem in older adults, it is not a general part of getting older. Due to some overlap between signs of depression and signs of getting older, depression is often not recognized or treated.  Elderly experiencing depression may just appear to be lost in thought […]

Take Care of Your Heart from the Start. Picture of a stethoscope showing the tubing in the shape of a heart beat reading.

Take Care of Your Heart from the Start

It’s no secret that cardiovascular problems during the middle and latter years can cause cognitive decline as people age. However, a new study shows that high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, and elevated blood sugar in early adulthood are also linked to cognitive deficits later in life.1 The study started with over 3000 people between […]