Elderly person with walker.

Preventing Falls In Winter Weather

In many parts of the country, winter weather is already bringing snowstorms, freezing rain and sleet. For elders at risk of falling, especially those with poor balance, stepping outdoors places them at risk for slips, slides and falls. Here are some sensible tips on how to guard against winter weather falls.

Strawberries

Let Grandparents Eat What They Want

Grandma eats nachos for lunch and ice cream sundaes for dinner. And her doctor approves. If you find this nutrition for seniors hard to swallow, keep reading.

Caring Right at Home Newsletter

The January edition of the Caring Right at Home e-newsletter is now available!

Celebrities Who Have Glaucoma

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, which is important, considering that glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness across the globe. It is estimated that over 3 million people are living with glaucoma here in the United States, although many may not even realize that they have it.

New Year

Top 10 New Year's Resolutions

Get fit. Worry less. Be happy. Read more. The New Year kicks off with millions of people around the world vowing to improve their lives or at least make a list of habits they’d like to change or deeds they’d like to accomplish in the coming year.

Alcohol and women.

Alcohol and Female Boomer Health

If you are female and in your 50s and early 60s, you may want to raise a glass of wine to a study in the journal Menopause: moderate alcohol consumption may lower your risk of osteoporosis.

Retirement challeneges

Challenges of Retiring on Social Security

If the thought of retiring and living solely on your Social Security benefits scares you, you may have reason to breathe a sigh of relief, or at least exhale enough to realize that it is possible to live a happy life in America on a senior’s fixed income.

Package on doorstep.

Deter Holiday Thieves

‘Tis the season to buy gifts for family and friends, but in the hustle and bustle of the holidays, you may be the target of opportunistic crooks. Yuletide bandits often zero in on unsuspecting older adults. But here are a number of holiday safety tips to keep your purchases safe from sticky fingers.

UTIs and Dementia

Dementia and UTIs

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common among elders with dementia. In persons with dementia, the risk of a UTI is higher, as their ability to take care of their personal hygiene diminishes.

Gift ideas for seniors

Gift Ideas for Seniors

There are only so many sweaters, lotions and historical novels you can buy for the older adults in your life. Here are some gift ideas for seniors who don't want anything.