Memory Loss in the Elderly

What Causes Forgetfulness? Is it Always Alzheimer’s or Dementia? Memory loss that is not “normal” is not always caused by Alzheimer’s or dementia. It can be caused by an undetected, seemingly unrelated medical problem. In many cases, treating the underlying medical problem can restore memory and return mental functioning back to normal. But if the… Read more Memory Loss in the Elderly

How to Increase Calcium – Tips for Seniors

According to the National Institute of Health’s article entitled “Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet: Calcium,” healthy seniors should take in at least 1200 mg of dietary calcium daily to maintain their bone health. The upper limit for daily calcium recommendations for healthy seniors ranges from 2000 to 2500 mg, depending on the source. The U.S. Department… Read more How to Increase Calcium – Tips for Seniors

Get an Aging Parent to Exercise: Motivate an Elderly Couch Potato

Everyone benefits from regular exercise. However, for aging adults, exercise is an important factor in staying healthy and mobile. While many older adults might join and enjoy a Pilates for seniors group or some other local exercise program for the elderly, there are elderly adults who consider exercise to be a dirty word. For some… Read more Get an Aging Parent to Exercise: Motivate an Elderly Couch Potato