As a person ages, it’s not uncommon for them to start losing their appetite for one reason or another. But when that senior lives alone, a loss of appetite can cause rapid weight loss that quickly places their freedom and independence at risk. If you’re currently caring for an aging in place elderly loved one who’s not interested in eating due to a loss of appetite, try these taste bud-tantalizing meal ideas.
Tips on how to utilize the holiday season to help figure out if additional care for aging parents is necessary and beneficial to all involved. It is common for seniors to say "everything is fine" when asked by family members. They do not want to bother their children knowing how [...]
When an aging loved one lives a distance away, it is not always easy to ensure they are doing well. Often, most contact with them is probably through phone calls, texts, and emails, which makes it easy to miss the signs that they may be struggling. When visiting an aging loved [...]
Social media has become a powerful tool for meeting new people around-the-world, or for staying in touch with friends and family members. The use of social media for seniors has become even more prevalent. Many Americans aged 65-and-over are homebound due to chronic illness, disability, or other reasons. As a [...]
Heat-related deaths are one of the deadliest weather-related health outcomes. There is a significant risk of suffering heat-related illness in elderly populations. According to a study by the University of Chicago Medical Center, 40% of all heat-related deaths in the U.S. were people over 65. Here is why: Aging adults [...]