Tips for Helping Your Senior with Heart Failure Cope with Fatigue

Fatigue is one of the most common symptoms experienced by the approximately five million people throughout the United States who are currently living with heart failure. This fatigue is described as lack of energy or tiredness that occurs throughout the day, that occurs in response to normal activity, or that prevents your parent from being able to handle normal daily activity. This fatigue occurs as a result of the heart not being able to pump enough blood throughout the body. When this ... Read more

How Can You Tell if Your Aging Adult Is Feeling Mentally Healthy?

Mental health is a huge part of helping your aging adult to stay healthy overall. If she's not feeling well in terms of her mental health, her physical health can start to suffer, too. Here are some starting points for determining how mentally healthy your senior is. Try Asking Her You may not always get as truthful of an answer as you'd like with this question, but it's important to ask. Your senior may not want to burden you with how she's feeling, ... Read more

7 Winter Safety Tips for Elderly Adults

Winter means beautiful frosty landscapes and exiting holidays, but it also means harsh weather, freezing temperatures and dangerous conditions in many parts of the country. Family caregivers like you need to put some thought into how you can keep your elderly relative safe, healthy and warm during the winter months. Here are 7 winter safety tips for elderly adults that you as the family caregivers should implement as soon as possible. 1. Stock up on ice melt and make arrangements for someone to ... Read more

Why It’s Bad to Have High Triglycerides

When your aging parent goes to the doctor, they probably have a number of routine tests. The medical staff checks their blood pressure and performs certain blood tests. They probably also check cholesterol levels and triglycerides. You might know what cholesterol is, but triglycerides aren’t often talked about. However, they are an important factor in your parent’s heart health. What are Triglycerides? Triglycerides are sometimes called lipids. They are a kind of fat found in the body. They play an important role ... Read more