Have you heard of sundowning? It's a common symptom associated with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. Millions of seniors who suffer from dementia experience sundowning. As a result, it's important for friends and family members of seniors to familiarize themselves with this symptom....

Spring is right around the corner, and with this seasonal transition comes blossoming plant life. Trees, grasses, weeds and flowers release pollen during this time of year as part of their natural reproduction cycle. While pollen can occur during any time of the year, it's...

As we edge deeper into the winter season, temperatures throughout the country will continue to drop. For seniors, cold weather is more than just a nuisance. It can pose a direct risk to a senior's health. According to the National Institute on Aging (NIA), seniors...

Many seniors fall short of getting the recommended amount of vitamin D. According to one study, nearly half of all senior men and one-quarter of all senior women suffer from severe vitamin D deficiency. Like all other vitamins, vitamin D is an organic compound...

Along with protein and fat, glucose is one of the human body's main sources of energy. A type of simple sugar, it provides the fuel cells need to carry out their various functions. Unfortunately, many people suffer from a metabolic disorder that results in excessively...

Do you know a senior who's looking to sell his or her home? Maybe the senior is preparing to move into an assisted living community, or perhaps he or she just wants to downsize to a smaller home. Regardless, you should consider helping through this...

Do you know the warning signs of Alzheimer's? Statistics show roughly one in 10 seniors aged 65 and older will develop this chronic neurodegenerative disease. Named after German psychiatrist Alois Alzheimer, Alzheimer's is one of the most common diseases from which seniors suffer. If you...

Making the switch from independent to assisted living is a major adjustment for seniors. They'll have to move to an unfamiliar place while leaving their old home behind. As a result, some seniors may feel reluctant about the transition. As a family member or caretaker,...

Arthritis is a common medical ailment affecting seniors. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), roughly half of all adults aged 65 and older have been diagnosed with arthritis. Characterized by inflammation one or more joints, it often results in limited...

With the cold and flu season right around the corner, it's important for seniors to take a proactive approach towards protecting themselves from these common infectious illnesses. Cold and flu infections can strike anyone, regardless of age. Because of their weakened immune system, however, seniors...