Springtime is here and it's time to play in the dirt. Well, not really... but it is time to groom those gardens!
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The senior years generally bring with them at least one hospital admission. But no matter what a patient's age, getting discharged is definitely the best part of the stay! So if you are admitted to the hospital, it is important to know a lot about the discharge process.
They say Spring is time for lovers. But seniors and everyone else know that it is also time for a thorough cleaning. Because although we clean regularly, there are certain areas and crevices that don't get a lot of attention during the year. Here is a basic checklist to help you get started.
Having a social media account is great for connecting with friends and family, getting the news, seeing funny pictures of animals, and so much more. But many seniors and others are also having great success in using social media to find friends and family members that they haven't spoken to in many years. Here are 3 tips to help you do that.
Are you or a loved one faced with a serious illness? If so, palliative care can help. It's a specialized medical care for people with terminal illnesses. The ultimate goal is to relieve stress, symptoms, and pain while improving quality of life and offering incredible support.
Tax season is unavoidable for all US citizens, even seniors. However, there are some unique things to know when helping a senior prepare their taxes this year. It is important to fill out all tax forms accurately to avoid audits and any other future problems that can arise from filing mistakes. Read on for a list of helpful information for seniors or those helping them prepare their tax returns.
The change into the new year is, for most people very exciting -- new possibilities are on the horizon, with new adventures in store. Many seniors experience this sense of euphoria, and many also choose to make resolutions for the new year.
Research shows, as baby-boomers age and more women are in the workforce, the gap between immediate family caregivers and elderly family members is expected to grow.
If you or your loved one seems particularly down during the holiday season, it could be more serious than just the winter blues. Many people suffer from a condition known as Seasonal Affective Disorder, appropriately referred to as SAD. Unlike chronic depression, SAD tends to strike during the late fall and continue through winter. The depression subsides during the spring and summer. Major symptoms to look for in determining depression include a loss of interest in activities, fatigue, low energy, craving carbohydrates, weight gain, and social withdrawal.
A geriatrician is a doctor that specializes in caring for senior citizens. There are more and more geriatricians coming into the field as the demand is higher than ever before. In fact, the 85-and-over population is the fastest growing segment of the current US population as seniors continue to receive better medical care and are living longer than ever before.