The Best Advice for Planning to Meet Your Need for Long-Term Care

How likely do you think it is that you or a loved one will require long-term care or family medical care? If there is a need for long-term care, how will you meet it? Here is important information for planning for your future should a need for long-term care arise. Paying for long-term care Many

3 Best Ways to Prevent Dental Emergencies for Seniors

Dr. Greg Grillo ( In Los Angeles, California, dentists are constantly working to treat dental emergencies amongst senior patients. Dental emergencies can spring at any moment, and they seem to happen at the most inconvenient times. However, as one gets older, they, unfortunately, become more prone to these emergencies. Dental emergencies can either happen more

How to Help Seniors Avoid Scams

As technology changes around us, so do the ways that criminals attempt to scam people. Too often, seniors are the targets of scams that attempt to get money or identity information. It’s easy to see why seniors would be the targets of these types of crimes: they are the people most likely to have savings

How to Communicate with Your Doctor?

One of the things that increases as we age is the amount of visits we must make to a healthcare provider. Immune systems aren’t as strong once we reach a certain age, and as our bodies begin to break down or feel the effects of aging, more doctor’s visits become an unfortunate necessity. For many

How Can a Therapy Dog Help Seniors?

As the world’s populations shifts to more people over the age of 65 than ever before, healthcare providers are searching for new methods to help address some of the specific concerns of aging patients. There are many people for whom medication and therapy may not be enough to combat the need for daily assistance; but

Losing Weight Past Age 50

Losing weight is a topic that all adults, no matter their age, think about at least a few times. It’s hard not to, with advertisements surrounding us that promise results, movie stars and models getting thinner by the year, and popular culture constantly promoting the ideal appearance as part of a healthy life. It can

How to Prevent, Spot, and Treat Shingles

As children, we probably all experienced the chicken pox. It’s almost a rite of passage for toddlers and young children to go through one bout of the itchy, feverish rash. For most kids, a single instance of chicken pox is all it takes for the body to fight it off permanently. But when we reach

Mesothelioma Cancer and Senior Citizens

Mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive cancer that often hits early in retirement after years of occupational exposure to toxic asbestos fibers. It strikes an estimated 3,000 people annually in the U.S. U.S. Navy veterans, shipyard workers, and those who worked any number of blue-collar professions where asbestos products were used, are most at risk

Best Exercises for Seniors to Stay Active

Exercise is an essential part of almost everyone’s life including the elderly. It doesn’t matter what age you are, if you are active, you can fight away different diseases and health problems. Moreover, routine exercise helps control blood pressure, cholesterol, and body weight. So, let’s take a look at some of the best exercises that

How to Stay Healthy in your Fifties?

Turning fifty can result in a variety of bodily changes. As you are no longer a young adult, you have to be extra careful with your life and routine. With the increasing age, a person’s body becomes sensitive. In order to stay health and active for the years to come, you will need to focus