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Common Symptoms and Causes of Neck Pain

Next to back pain, neck pain is one of the most common forms of chronic pain. Pain in the neck can be caused by a number of different factors, like sleeping in the wrong position and even bad posture. And because our necks spend a majority of the time keeping our 8-pound heads upright, the pain can be even more excruciating and uncomfortable. Moreover, neck pain can be caused by a number of... ❯❯❯

Top 5 Pain Management Tips for Seniors

Millions upon millions of people suffer from chronic pain. However, it seems like the elderly bear the brunt of this affliction, mainly due to the effects that aging can have. Aging can have a tsunami effect on the body and can effect the bones, joints and muscles and can cause a number of diseases, like osteoporosis, which can cause excruciating pain. A whopping 88% of elderly people report some... ❯❯❯

How to Find a Reputable Nursing Home for Your Elderly Parent

For every son or daughter, there might come that sad day when your parent needs additional assistance to live on his or her own. If they are having trouble with their memory, motor skills or are having a hard time with taking care of themselves, your best option is to find a nursing home so that they don’t hurt themselves by falling or get ill by forgetting to take their medication or not... ❯❯❯

How to Prevent Respiratory Infections in Seniors

As you get older, the chance that a simple infection or illness can transform into something more dangerous increases dramatically. For senior citizens, even a cold or a flu can be deadly. You certainly want your senior friend or family member to live out their days with comfort and happiness, but you cannot leave things to chance. One serious problem that can occur is a respiratory infection. The... ❯❯❯

Top 5 Senior Driving Safety Tips

Slowing down is a natural part of getting older. Time marches on whether we notice it or not, but hopefully you find a way to stop and enjoy your sunset years before it’s all over and done with. Senior citizens offer a wealth of value to anyone who takes the time to look for it. With decades of wisdom, seniors understand more about the way of the world than most of us will ever know. But one... ❯❯❯

Top 5 Cautions and Concerns for Elderly Drivers

Older drivers are 10 times more likely than younger drivers to be involved in multiple car crashes and in the next twenty years they say that drivers 70 years and older will triple on the roads. While most older drivers are perfectly safe on the road, there are many who are in denial about their advanced aged and more limited abilities. For instance, decreasing eye sight and poor visual... ❯❯❯

When Should Seniors Stop Driving?

Statistics show that elderly drivers cause more multiple car accidents, and car accidents with fatalities. Most older drivers have impaired eye sight, memory, reflex reaction time, and hearing loss, which can make getting behind the wheel and driving on the road difficult and possibly dangerous. While it might be hard to take the car keys away from a senior, it is far more dangerous for them and... ❯❯❯

Top 5 Healthy Diet Tips for Seniors

For seniors, eating healthy is more important than in any other age group. Starting a positive diet regimen can help many people in their advanced years with the goal of leading a healthier lifestyle. Seniors might want to think about cutting back on added sugars, salt and solid fats, and, of course, they should think about being more physically active. Many elderly people are more susceptible to... ❯❯❯

Essential Qualifications to Work in a Nursing Home

It is a rare breed of person who is willing to devote a lifetime and a career to helping others, and for such individuals, working in a nursing home and providing care for elderly patients may offer just the challenges and rewards they seek. However, it's not like you can just walk in the door and ask for a job; there are certain qualifications that must be met if you want to realize your goals of... ❯❯❯

Alzheimer's and Elderly Care

Caring for those you love that are either elderly or in any stage of Alzheimer's can be a frightening and humbling experience. If your loved one needs help with senior care, elderly care, health assistance and Alzheimer's care it's important to make sure to do proper research. Leaving your loved one with someone who's not educated in the disease of Alzheimer's can be a big mistake. Below I'll be... ❯❯❯