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Get Your Home Summer Ready With These Tips

As the temperatures warm, now is the perfect time to get your home summer ready. Follow the tips listed below to ensure your house is ready for the warmer weather. Have Your Air Conditioner Serviced There is nothing worse than turning your air on only to have nothing...

Entertaining Games to Keep Your Brain Sharp And Active

Devastating conditions like Alzheimer’s or dementia are debilitating to anyone affected by them, along with those who love them. Thankfully, research has proven games to be one way to improve the brain’s function and perhaps even fend off the development of these...

Celebrate National Physical Fitness by Getting Active

May is National Physical Fitness Month, and what better way to celebrate it than to commit to getting more active? After all, as we age, it’s even more important for us to focus on keeping our bodies as physically active and as healthy as possible. Read on for some...

What is Dementia & How Does it Affect Older Americans & Caregivers

The maladies that come with old age are many and vary in severity. One of the very worst ailments and/or medical conditions that affects older individuals is dementia. The following is more information about the condition and the various challenges that can accompany...

Avoid Common Scams Targeting Older Americans

A scam is defined by Merriam-Webster as “a fraudulent or deceptive act or operation.” To put it simple, it’s any act in which someone tries to deceptively separate you from your hard-earned money. If you have ever fallen victim to a scam of some sort, don’t feel bad,...

The Best Spring Cleaning Tips For Seniors

The chirping of birds, fluttering of insects and blooming of fragrant flowers can mean only one thing, spring has arrived! That means it’s the perfect time for spring cleaning, transforming your home from the drab enclosed space in which you endured the grueling...

How to Ask For Help Without Seeming Too Demanding

When your body begins to fail you, and every day tasks become a burdensome challenge you can no longer meet, it’s time to ask for help. Understandably, you don’t want to seem demanding or worse weak. However, you shouldn’t worry about this as asking for help is...

Understanding The Risk of Depression Later in Life

Depression is more than just feeling down or sad. It is a disease that negatively impacts every area of your life, not just your mood, this according to Chair of Psychiatry at Howard County General Hospital Andrew Angelino M.D. Unfortunately, this medical...

How to Keep Yourself Healthy in Your Twilight Years

Individuals with good healthy habits as young adults, tend to keep and expand those healthy habits as they age. However, if you have yet to adopt the healthy lifestyle you should, it’s never too late. In fact, by following the tips listed below, you will...

Seniors And Smartphones: The Best Apps (Part Two)

As a follow up to the Previous “Seniors & Smartphones: A Love Story,” we will now look at some of the best apps for your smartphone as a part two add-on. Whether you are a senior citizen just getting started in the smartphone world, or you are an old hand,...

How Medical Alert Systems With GPS and Fall Detection Work

It’s important to allow your mom and dad the freedom of independence for as long as possible, while still ensuring their safety. In order to accomplish this, many are turning towards medical alert systems with fall detection. To learn more about this type of...

How to Convince Your Parents to Get a Medical Alert System

Walking alongside your parents and they enter the twilight stage of life can be challenging. After all, for the duration your life, they have guided you. Now, it’s your turn to advise them, and often, they aren’t exactly easy-to-instruct. The following are some ideas...

Medigap vs. Medicare Advantage – Which is Better?

With the tremendous cost of private insurance, especially for older individuals, Medicare can be a senior’s best friend. Unfortunately, figuring out whether it’s best to stick with the original Medicare along with Medigap or buy a Medicare Advantage plan can be...

Aging in Place: Easy Home Additions for Enhanced Safety

If you are like most seniors, you desire to retain your independence by residing in your own home as long as possible. One way to ensure you don’t end up having to move into an assisted living facility or in with family members is to reduce your risk of a household...

What is a Reverse Mortgage and Is It Right for Me?

A reverse mortgage “can be” a way for you to make ends meet in your retirement years. However, it’s worth noting they aren’t advantageous for every person and every life situation. The following is more information about what a reverse mortgage is, its benefits as...

Top 10 Reasons Seniors Go to the Emergency Room

The emergency room (ER) is often a place you seek refuge when you need quick, immediate medical attention. As you age, the impetus behind such a visit is likely to change along with your risk factors. The following are the ten most common reasons you as a senior might...

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